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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor will meet Paul Scally this week to discuss the club's January transfer plans

30 December 2013
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally

Gillingham chairman Paul Scally

Peter Taylor will tell chairman Paul Scally on Tuesday just what he needs to keep the Gills afloat.

The two are due to meet ahead of Gillingham’s trip to Stevenage on New Year’s Day.

That game will be the final one before the transfer window is back open and the Gills can do some business.

“I will be having a meeting with the chairman on the 31st to give my views on what we might need,” said Gills boss Taylor.

With a poor defensive record, Taylor may feel the need to bring in additional support at the back, while upfront is also a concern.

Leading scorer Danny Kedwell is due for a hernia operation on January 2 and fellow striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is struggling to complete the required minutes, due to fitness.

Akinfenwa dropped to the bench on Sunday, despite his good form of late.

“I knew I couldn’t play Bayo again,” said Taylor. “He was feeling tired (after playing 60 minutes on Boxing Day) and so I knew he wasn’t going to be a starter. We have juggled that around.”

Taylor could decide to give Adam Birchall a chance, as his loan deal at Dartford is set to expire this week, but he has only scored twice in the first half of the season in the Skrill Premier. There are other decisions for Taylor to make, including whether to hold onto the loan players he has at the club.

“The boys are all here until January 4 and then we will make some decisions on them,” he said.

Donervon Daniels (West Brom), Michael Harriman (QPR) and Danny Hollands (Charlton Athletic) are all on loan, while forward Craig Fagan is on a short-term deal which runs until January 14.

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