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Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler tells squad to "grow up"

Andy Hessenthaler
Hessenthaler's Gills are yet to win this season

Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler has said his players need to "grow up" following their 5-4 defeat at Bury.

It leaves the Gills with just three points from five league games, and still without a victory this season.

Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent that reviewing their match day performance would be "a video nasty".

He added: "There needs to be a few home truths, players have got to start growing up a bit. We've got to start getting results."

He added: "It's a new manager, it's a new coaching team, it's a different league and we've got to start changing things, our mentality has got to be better.

"We're five games in now - three points is just not good enough.

"We've dropped 12 points and the longer it goes on, the harder it's going to be.

"We've got to go and win our next five games as far as I'm concerned that's the task.

"It's a tall order but for me it's something we can achieve but we've got to start believing in it."

Hessenthaler also admitted that he will not hesitate to loan out those players who do not start performing.

"The loan market opens on Tuesday and if people are not going to do their jobs then there will be a few going the other way and we'll try to get a few in," he said.

"The chairman has been fantastic - he's backed us, he knows what we've got to do.

"But it's the players who have to grow up - it's as simple as that."

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