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Gillingham manager Peter Taylor under no pressure to rush the return of injured players Chris Whelpdale and Charlie Lee

24 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Chris Whelpdale. Picture Barry Goodwin

Chris Whelpdale. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor is in no rush to bring injured players back into the fold.

That means Chris Whelpdale and Charlie Lee may be on the sidelines again as the Gills travel to Brentford for their League 1 clash on Friday.

Taylor said: “Whelpdale has a little bit of a chance but he is still feeling his (ankle) ligament when he turns and so he is just not right.

“At the minute, with the way the players played on Saturday (against Swindon), I haven’t got a major problem with that.

“I want them to get it right. If it means Charlie and Chris are not fit for two weeks but then I have them back 100% fit, I am happy with that.

“I don’t want to push them too early. There is no rush. The bench was quite strong and it means we should take another strong 18 to Brentford.”

It could mean Frenchman Amine Linganzi has to again make do with a place among the substitutes at Griffin Park.

Taylor said: “Amine can’t have it both ways. I have got in the building a good player but I also see a player who has had a hamstring problem and it’s not the first time. We are being extra careful with him and I think he appreciates that.”

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