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1 November 2013

Peter Taylor hopes lessons have been learned as Gills prepare to welcome Carlisle to Priestfield

Peter Taylor says he is expecting a tough afternoon when a resurgent Carlisle visit MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Cumbrians, now under the Management of former Wigan midfielder Graham Kavanagh, have lost just twice in their last eight games having had a poor start to the season.

Considering their recent results Taylor knows what to expect from the visitors.

He said: “I’m sure he has been back since but I was at a recent pro licence course with the FA and we were talking about when he played here with Stoke in the play-offs and got sent off [May 2000].

“He’s certainly enjoying being Manager at Carlisle and was a good Assistant to the previous manager and they have responded well.

“Last time they played away from home they beat the MK Dons so they’re in good form.”

“The most important that we we need to concentrate on is how we played against Port Vale. For 45 minutes we were first class and in the last 15 we were very good.”

The team have had a full week to prepare for Saturday’s game, and Peter is thoroughly enjoying working with the group he has.

He said: “I have enjoyed working with these players, they are a good group and they have been working extremely hard to improve our position and it’s up to us to show the crowd how much it means to us because that’s what gets them going.

“We need to show that from the first whistle and do everything we can to get a result.”

on a two-month deal, and Peter says he is hoping the midfielder can get some regular games under his belt.Charlie Allen joining TamworthThe last week has seen one player leave the club with

He added: “Charlie is a lovely lad; I wasn’t convinced he was going to start many games here. It’s obvious his strengths are his attitude but I think going out on loan is good news all round.

“He can go to Tamworth and play regular football including in the FA Cup against Cheltenham which will be good for him. Hopefully he goes and plays seven or eight matches and who knows when he comes back he could play or get a move elsewhere but he’s been first class.

“He’s handled the situation very well, he has been very professional about it and I hope he does well.

“Hopefully I can go and see one or two matches over that time.”

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