The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Ben Baker

GILLINGHAM boss Justin Ed­in­burgh ad­mits even he has been taken aback by his side’s em­phatic start to the league sea­son.

The Gills were two points clear at the top of the ta­ble at the start of the week­end, hav­ing won four of their last five games in League One.

And former Tot­ten­ham de­fender Ed­in­burgh, 45, in­sists his side can con­tinue to chal­lenge the favourites.

“We are mas­sively over­achiev­ing and there is no doubt about that,” he said.

“We are not big-hit­ters in the league fi­nan­cially, but that doesn’t say we can’t con­tinue to de­velop and fight to stay up at the top.”

And de­spite his young side’s im­pres­sive home record, Ed­in­burgh be­lieves they can still im­prove.

“They are not the fin­ished ar­ti­cle,” he added. “Their age and the num­ber of ap­pear­ances un­der their belts tell you that.

“We are learn­ing a lot about our­selves and will con­tinue to do so. We’ve shown lots of pos­i­tives, but I feel that we have got to be able to em­brace the po­si­tion we are in.

“We need to try and take the level of per­for­mance up. We are at the top and so peo­ple will want to come at us and beat us.We have got to learn to deal with that level of ex­pec­ta­tion.”

UP­BEAT: Justin Ed­in­burgh

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