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22 January 2014

Gills Manager delivers the latest condition on Danny Kedwell and Matt Fish

Peter Taylor has delivered the latest condition on injured duo Danny Kedwell and Matt Fish.

Colchester on the opening day of the season.Kedwell had his hernia operation late last week and is set to be out for around a month, while Fish continues to recover from his long term knee ligament issue which forced him off after just three minutes against

Speaking exclusively to the club’s official website Peter revealed Danny’s time in the treatment room is the same as he expected:

“Yes, four weeks,” he said. “We know we’ve got Craig Fagan, Jack Marriott, Cody and Bayo so hopefully we can manage it that way and they will all have certain minutes on the pitch.

“Of course we would love Danny back as quickly as we can but the best route is getting him right so that he can be 100% right for the last three months of the season.

where you could tell he wasn’t right, but the best thing to do was exactly what happened.against Colchester“We could have postponed it [the operation] and then, to me, played 75% like he did

“Matt is training more at the training ground so he’s getting involved in warm ups and it’s no contact whatsoever. We are putting no pressure on Matt to be fair, I don’t want to force him in too early and he needs to listen to the physios on that one.

“I am not thinking he’s going to play for us this season but if they get it right, and they will do, then he will be spot on for next season.”

.Hewitt from Ipswich on loan, and Peter was asked if he envisaged that partnership on the right wing when he signed strong performance at the weekendIn Fish’s absence Michael Harriman has filled in at right back, although he is now expected to play further up the pitch following his

due to international duty] and I wanted a recognised right back but I also knew he started as a midfield player.Sheffield United awayHe said: “I always knew it was an alternative, first of all we knew Michael wasn’t going to be around in a game [

“Michael can play in either position; it’s no problem to him. He’s got great energy, he’s a great lad and his pace and the yards he covers are great so to me it was a no brainer.

worked well on Saturday.”“We did try it before and it didn’t come off particularly well so we put Michael back to right back and Elliott in to midfield but it

here.You can watch Peter's exclusive interview

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