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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor recruits defender Gary Borrowdale and striker Joe Pigott ahead of transfer deadline

30 January 2014

Joe Pigott Picture Keith Gillard

Joe Pigott Picture: Keith Gillard

Gillingham have signed left-back Gary Borrowdale and striker Joe Pigott.

Borrowdale has agreed a deal until the end of the season, while 20-year-old Pigott has joined from Charlton on a month's loan.

Borrowdale had been plying his trade in Kent of late with both Tonbridge Angels and, most recently, Margate. The 28-year-old can also operate at centre-back and is a familiar face to Gills boss Peter Taylor, having played under him at England under-21 level and at Selhurst Park.

Speaking to the club's official website, Taylor said: "When I was England under-21 manager Gary played for me, he was also with me at Crystal Palace so that shows how high I regard him.

"He won’t be ready for two to three weeks but we’ll get him fit and he can be a very good signing for us.” 

Pigott, from Maidstone, scored 22 goals for the Charlton development squad in 2012-13 and netted against Oxford on his Valley debut in this season’s Capital One Cup. He is eligible to face Port Vale on Saturday.

Taylor added: "I enquired about Joe a few months ago but we couldn't do a deal. He is a scorer, and he netted a hat-trick against us in a development game earlier this season."

Gills have also announced that striker Antonio German will remain on loan at League 2 Northampton for another month. German will stay at Sixfields until Saturday, March 1. 



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