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Craig Fagan delighted to be with Gills and relishing role under manager Peter Taylor

27 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Craig Fagan pushes forward in search of a goal against Brentford. Picture Barry Goodwin

Craig Fagan pushes forward in search of a goal

 Forward Craig Fagan has seen improvements in the Gills side over the last few months and he’s glad to be part of it.

The experienced campaigner was partnered with Cody McDonald upfront on Friday, in a 2-1 defeat at Brentford.

Fagan, who recently agreed a deal to stay at Priestfield until the end of the season, said: “It is good to be part of a team that is progressing and to be here until the end of the season.

“It is just good to be a part of that and involved in the football club, not just playing but passing experience on to the younger lads and helping them in training and on the pitch.

“The manager here likes to get people on the training ground and he spends quite a bit of time down there, making sure the players understand.

“Week by week it has got better and the results have picked up.”

Fagan created several good chances on Friday night playing in his preferred position and felt they could have left Griffin Park with at least a point.

He said: “We are slightly disappointed with the result because we felt we could have possibly got something out of the game.

“They are up there, rightly so and are a good team but we felt we gave them a test.

“Before the game, a lot of people who looked at the table would think it was a banker for Brentford but we made a good account of ourselves and people will have seen a difference in the team over the last four or five games.

“Everyone is starting to understand how the gaffer wants the team to play and that is starting to show in games more now.”

Fagan started his time at Gillingham playing on the wing but is happier now he can make an impact up front.

He said: “I prefer to play up front but I am just happy to be playing. Hopefully, now I can get among the goals. I set up one on Friday but I want to be scoring myself.”

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