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Some players should be dropped for MK Dons, says Gills manager Peter Taylor

By Luke Cawdell

Gills boss Peter Taylor admitted that few of the players who started at the weekend deserve a place in the team to face MK Dons on Tuesday.

A 3-1 defeat to Crewe at Priestfield left the Gills a point nearer the drop zone and manager Taylor disappointed.

Taylor said: “I haven’t got to make changes but unfortunately there are a lot of players who started on Saturday who probably don’t deserve to play Tuesday.

John Schofield worked as Peter Taylor's assistant last season Picture: Barry Goodwin

“The performance wasn’t right but as a manager you can’t just feel sorry for someone. I need to have a good idea that the team who go out on Tuesday are going to perform well.

“The players have been told that it wasn’t a satisfactory performance. They know that and I am sure they didn’t need to hear that from me.”

Taylor could choose to bring midfielder Connor Smith in for the match. The on-loan Watford midfielder was left out of the squad at the weekend.

Crystal Palace defender Ryan Inniss is also hoping to make a return, having overcome an injury which has kept him sidelined since making his debut against Sheffield United over a month ago.

He was close to being involved at the weekend but Taylor opted not to risk him.

The Gills boss said: “He has trained but I didn’t want to put him on the bench because of the hamstring injury.”

Danny Kedwell (knee) and Chris Whelpdale (ankle) remain out injured.

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