DACK TO THE FUTURE
LIFT-OFF! REDS ON RISE WITH BORO WIN
BRADLEY DACK netted the goal that took Gillingham top of League One yesterday – and boss Justin Edinburgh tipped his sought-after star for a Premier League future.
Gills chairman Paul Scally rejected a third, £1m bid from Championship strugglers Bristol City in midweek for the 22-yearold, pictured left, whose 14th goal of the season saw off Peterborough in a 2-1 Priestfield win.
The midfielder also has 13 assists and Edinburgh told The FLP: “The chairman is backing me by fending off bids, so I can’t ask for any more than that.
“Keeping hold of Bradley could be the difference for us to go up. He makes things happen.
“This is not disrespectful to Bristol City in any way, but if he keeps doing what he’s doing, Bradley will go higher than them.
“He has as much potential as Lee Tomlin when I worked with him at Rushden & Diamonds, and he is now in the Premier League. Bradley can emulate Tommo.”
Gills hit back from going behind to an Erhun Oztumer goal, with Luke Norris and Dack’s second-half efforts taking them above Burton on goal difference.
TWELFTH MAN: Jamie Ward jumps into skipper Matt Mills’ arms after scoring the goal that beat Middlesbrough 1-0, making it 12 games unbeaten for Nottingham Forest in the Championship