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15 July 2014

Gills Manager Peter Taylor says he will play two 45 minute sides against Bromley to avoid running the risk of injury

Peter Taylor says he will field two different sides in either half for tonight’s pre-season fixture against Bromley.

The Gills boss made nine substitutions at half time during the win over Folkestone on Friday, but with the players training for the rest of the week he is keen for all members of the squad to get minutes under their belt, reducing the risk of injury.

He revealed two players will be missing for the trip, however this is only as a precaution.

Speaking to the club website he said: “It will be two 45 minute teams because we are having a full week and will be training Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Then we have Welling on Saturday.

“We haven’t got any bad injuries; I’m just not to prepared to take chances if it’s Folkestone or Bromley in a pre-season game. Glenn Morris and Amine Linganzi are both fit, as is Joe Martin – Aaron Morris and Josh Pritchard are not.

“There are not long term but I won’t take the chance and we have enough bodies. I’m pleased with the young trialist too [Josh Stanford] and I want to look at him.

“He’s a very good young lad that does it right and works extremely hard to be a decent player. To me he got crosses in, he balanced the team and beat people so he did alright and is worth another look.

“He will carry on training with us.”

Peter was pleased with the workout against Folkestone prior to the weekend and says it was good to see so many fans in attendance for Liam Friend’s testimonial.

He added: “I’m pleased that some of our supporters wanted to come out and see some of the players because he got a bigger crowd. Liam looked a good player and I’m sure, from what people tell me, if he was a bit quicker he would have stepped up in other areas.

“Good luck to him and I hope he was pleased with the attendance. Neil Cugley is a good friend and a good Manager and it was a good friendly.

“You work hard in pre-season and you can’t wait for that first game, unfortunately at times players try too hard because they are so enthusiastic.

“Overall I was pleased, we had good spells in both halves – longer spells in the second but the fitness, the touch and decision making was pretty good.”

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