Peter Taylor believes he has enough options in the squad to make up for the loss of Joe Pigott who has been recalled by Charlton Athletic
recalled by parent club Charlton Athletic on Monday.Peter Taylor says he is unlikely to bring in another striker on loan, despite Joe Pigott being
The deadline to secure loan deals is on Thursday, but the Manager is confident he has enough in the squad to cover in Pigott’s absence.
Speaking to the club’s official website he said: “I spoke to their Assistant Manager and he was apologetic but he didn’t have to be.
“I don’t think we have seen the best of Joe, I think it’s difficult for a boy coming out on loan after not being 100% match fit because of lack of matches so he was always going to find it a bit more difficult.
“He’s going to be a good player; I have no doubt about that. He’s a very good finisher and if Charlton end up playing him, if he gets a chance I’m sure he will take it.
“The loan situation finishes Thursday but at the minute we have Antonio German and Adam Birchall has done well in training so there are couple of players that can come in and fill that gap.
“In some ways you can get too many and now is not the time with eight matches to go to have someone different. We have enough ammunition in the building to have enough power to get us the points we want.”
With Joe leaving Priestfield it may give Bayo Akinfenwa the chance to start his second match in four days, but Taylor says this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
He added: “There are other things I can think about and after Tuesday we have a nice big gap so if Bayo did start and play 90 he can have a good rest, but we will have to wait and see what we go for against MK Dons who are in good form.
“They had a good win on Saturday having been 2-0 down so it’s going to be a big game for us.”
, and how much better performances need to be going forward.3-1 defeat to CreweFinally Peter revealed the management and players had a long meeting at the start of the week to discuss the
He said: “We had an hour’s meeting with the players and one of the points was Saturday’s match and how poorly we started and why it’s not acceptable and we all agree on that.
“It was just one of those days where it wasn’t happening for us and we didn’t do enough to deserve the points so that was a disappointing part of our game.
“To me, most of the other games we have played at home we have deserved to get goals and points but Saturday was a poor performance.
“At half time I was confident we were going to win, but in the second half they scored again and we didn’t recover from that.”
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