Peter Taylor says he and the club can be proud of themselves after ensuring League One status

Peter Taylor says he is delighted that he, the staff and the players have achieved the season’s target of remaining in Sky Bet League One.

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Speaking to Gills Player he said: “The target was to keep us up – everyone has worked exceptionally hard.

“John Schofield and Carl Muggleton are two members of staff I didn’t know before I came here, they have worked incredibly hard. James and Gary on the fitness and physio side, and of course the players.

“I can hold my head up high in the respect of the last thing anybody wanted, following the great work the club did last year, was to go back to League Two.

“In that respect, target accomplished which I’m really pleased about.”

Despite the fact his future has not yet been clarified, Peter says he is pleased he came back to the club and is hoping for a terrific atmosphere as the Gills celebrate a job well done.

He added: “It’s been a bit different this time; of course I was younger the first time and didn’t know too much about the job and I know more about it now.

“I am hopeful that there will be a good atmosphere because the supporters are pleased we are in League One and that will be the thing on my mind really.

“It’s been enjoyable, interesting and also very hard work but I’m pleased I came back.”

As for team news and whether the Manager is willing to throw some younger players in to the mix, he says he hasn’t decided on his team selection just yet.

He added: “I’m thinking about it; I won’t go too strong though because I want to win the match. It’s something we will look at but it’s important we try to get to 55 points and finish well.

“I know it would give Matt Fish a boost if we get him on the bench. The most important thing for this Football Club though is that he’s back here in July fit and well.

“He’s had a couple of development matches which I know he has got confidence from but it would be nice if I could give him some minutes, I’m not 100%. I want to be sure for him more than anybody else.

“Both Danny Kedwell and Bayo should be fit, both have had slight knocks. Danny has trained for a couple of days and Bayo still has a bit of a dead leg but has done alright.”

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