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23 November 2013

Club News


23 November 2013

Gills boss says he has decisions to make ahead of league clash

Peter Taylor says he is pleased to have some selection headaches ahead of today’s visit of Oldham.

Craig Fagan, Elliott Hewitt, Danny Hollands and Michael Harriman all come back in to contention for the game at MEMS Priestfield Stadium, and Peter admits he has some thinking to do ahead of kick-off, particularly with who plays at right-back.

Speaking to the club website he said: “We will have to see on that one, if you look at the history of both of the players Elliott Hewitt has played in midfield for Wales and Michael started as a midfield player at QPR.

“Both are comfortable in both areas so that’s one of the reasons I was confident to do the Elliott one because we needed a right back against Sheffield United but I also knew there wouldn’t be a right back doing nothing for a couple of weeks.

“I’ve got more options and some headaches – it’s nice that we have five players that didn’t play on Monday that can play Saturday. It’s good to have fresh legs and more competition – maybe we are now still one or two positions short of having some tremendous competition.

“If you can get two players fighting for every position that has to help everything.”

Peter outlined what he is expecting from the visitors and what the Gills need to do in order to get a result.

He added: “I know they played exceptionally well on Saturday in the FA Cup and Wolves are top of the table so that shows it will be a very hard game for us.

“We expect any team to be at their best, and we need to be at our best to beat them. That’s what we are hoping for, we would like them not to settle at Priestfield and hopefully they enjoyed Molineux more than they will here, and I hope we don’t give them time to give them confidence to play.

“I know there are certain supporters are saying we are going square and back and slow but I don’t really understand that.

“We are trying to play a bit more Football and if we can do that and be successful I think we will be enjoyable to watch.”

Finally Peter gave a brief update on the condition of Matt Fish who suffered a serious injury in the opening day fixture with Colchester.

He said: “Matt Fish is working exceptionally hard with Gary Hemens. He’s doing well and when you have a long term injury you have to work on your own to get things right and he is showing a great attitude.

“I would say he is three months away and I am certainly confident he will play before the end of the season and I think Matt is aswell.

“They are very happy with his operation and I think now it’s just a case of building up the muscles.”

You can watch Peter’s pre-match interview on Gills Player.

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