Hess keen to make mark

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New Gillingham manager Andy Hessenthaler is determined to stamp his authority on the club.

The Gills were relegated to League Two last season due largely to the fact that they failed to win once on their travels, despite only losing three times at Priestfield.

"I'm excited. I can't wait to get back into the office and get started because there's lots of work to be done and I'm looking forward to the challenge ahead," Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent.

"There's going to be people questioning my appointment in respect of going backwards but I'm looking at it as a new start for me even though I know the club through and through.

"I know what the club demands and I know what the fans demand and that is the maximum effort from the players week in, week out and that's what I'm going to bring. We need that on a Saturday and during training - real passion to put the Gills shirt on and get results."

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