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Gillingham manager Peter Taylor keen to wheel and deal in effort to boost League 1 survival chances

06 January 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor could be in for a busy January.

Taylor wants to add extra bodies to the squad for the second half of the season and is looking to bolster all areas of the team as they look to fend off the threat of relegation in League 1.

He said: “I hope it’s a busy month, as that is always good. But looking at the players against Wolves you know they are progressing, so I don’t want to kick them up the backside because they are doing well.

“I just think we need to strengthen numbers, rather than all of a sudden saying a player isn’t good enough and getting someone in. It is more about numbers.”

A centre-back and a centre-forward are top priorities. West Brom defender Donervon Daniels has ended his loan spell and striker Danny Kedwell is set to finally have a hernia operation this Thursday.

Taylor has already found a striker who could provide additional support in Ipswich’s Jack Marriott on a youth loan for the rest of the campaign. He has just ended a loan spell with Skrill Premier strugglers Woking, where he scored nine goals in nine games.

The Gills have also tied up a deal with Ipswich’s versatile player Elliot Hewitt, who had his previous loan cut short by injury. He has joined until the end of January. 

The loan deal for midfielder Danny Hollands, who has played 18 games since joining from Charlton, has now expired.

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