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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor could include either Adam Birchall or Antonio German in the squad to face MK Dons

24 March 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham striker Antonio German Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham striker Antonio German Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham boss Peter Taylor admits he is unlikely to replace departed striker Joe Pigott.

The on-loan forward returned to Charlton on Monday to leave Gills with a hole to fill when they face MK Dons on Tuesday night.

But Taylor is set to replace from within, with either Adam Birchall or Antonio German set for a chance.

Taylor said: “Antonio German is back (from a loan at Northampton) and Adam Birchall has done well in training. We have a couple of players who can come in and fill that gap.

Gillingham striker Adam Birchall Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham striker Adam Birchall Picture: Barry Goodwin

“I am not looking to bring anyone else in at the moment. I think we have enough and in some ways you can have too many. Now is not the time.

“We have got enough ammunition in the building to get us the points we want.”

Taylor, speaking to the Gills website, did say that he is considering playing Adebayo Akifnenwa from the start again, against MK Dons on Tuesday night.

Adebayo Akinfenwa. Picture Barry Goodwin

Adebayo Akinfenwa. Picture: Barry Goodwin


The big striker completed a rare 90 minutes for Gills on Saturday.

“After Tuesday we have a big gap and if Bayo does start then he will have a nice big rest,” said Taylor.

“There are a few little things that I am looking at and we will have to wait and see.”

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