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Last Updated: Tuesday, 7 December, 2004, 09:46 GMT
Gills unveil Ternent as manager
Ternent spent six years as manager of Burnley
Gillingham have unveiled Stan Ternent as their new manager.

The former Burnley boss has agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Championship strugglers and Ronnie Jepson will be his assistant.

The ex-Blackpool, Hull and Bury manager beat off competition from Dave Bassett and Colin Lee to land the job.

Ternent, 58, who left the Clarets in June after six years at Turf Moor, succeeds Andy Hessenthaler, who stepped down at Priestfield last week.

Gillingham are second from bottom, with five wins from 22 games and Ternent believes 12 wins from the remaining games is the minimum target for survival.

"We need to be winning one in two. It won't be easy, but that's the challenge," he said.

"From the outset, Gillingham have struggled to establish a settled side because of injuries to senior players, and really they need a couple of back-to-back wins.

"I've had a look round the club, and I think the players have been well looked after, so I think it's pay-back time now."

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