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Stimson questions Gills' efforts

Gillingham boss Mark Stimson
Stimson's side are 19th in League One after losing to Southend

Gillingham manager Mark Stimson says too many of his fringe players are not worthy of a place in his squad.

Stimson decided not to name a full substitutes bench for Friday's 1-0 defeat at Southend, even though he had enough fit players available.

"I didn't think anyone's performance in the reserves on Wednesday warranted being on my bench," the Gills boss told BBC Radio Kent.

"That was obviously Adam Miller, Garry Richards, Luis Cumbers and Andy Pugh."

"Sometimes it's too easy just to sit on the bench and be part of it," said Stimson.

"Hopefully they'll take it in the right way and buck up a little bit and show me on Wednesday that they want to be on the bench."

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