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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor looks set to hand an extended deal to forward Craig Fagan

08 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Craig Fagan and Michael Jacobs in the battle of the No.27s

Craig Fagan in action for the Gills against Wolves Picture: Barry Goodwin

Craig Fagan’s short-term contract comes to an end this weekend.

But Gills boss Peter Taylor looks set to offer the experienced front-man an extended stay at Priestfield.

Fagan has played six games for the Gills and hasn’t been on a losing side when he’s started a match.

Taylor said: “I have got to decide on Craig after Saturday’s game. He is playing slightly out of position and he is playing very unselfishly.

“I think he is deserving of a new deal. He has certainly done himself no harm.

“What I like about him is that he is using his experience and helping people around him.”

Fagan was without a club at the start of this season before Taylor offered him a route back into the professional game in November.

Craig Fagan asks questions of United keeper Long

Craig Fagan busy in attack on his debut against Sheffield United

On his debut he helped the Gills to a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.

But the 31-year-old former Hull forward has been playing largely out of position during his stay with Gillingham.

Taylor said: “I hear different comments about Craig and I am not sure what people are expecting. Are they expecting what he was five or six years ago or when he was in the Premier League?

“He has done a fantastic job for us, he has done a team job for us and he has done himself no harm.”

Gillingham forward Craig Fagan made his debut against Sheffield United Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham forward Craig Fagan. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Taylor feels that Fagan’s best position is playing just behind the striker or wide right of a three-man attack.

“He is helping us at the moment while there is no Myles Weston or Chris Whelpdale," said Taylor.

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