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Gillingham boss Peter Taylor will be using a 3G facility to keep his players in top condition ahead of Sheffield United visit

11 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor. Picture Barry Goodwin

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham are decamping to Faversham to find a place to train.

The continuing wet weather has left the club’s Beechings Cross training ground waterlogged.

Despite not playing again for over a week, the Gills remain in full training and boss Peter Taylor will take the players onto a 3G facility to keep them ticking over.

Taylor said: “Of course we would like the weather to be kinder and then we can get onto the training pitch. We now have to go to a 3G pitch because our training pitch is so wet and that could have been more helpful.

“We will have a good eight or nine days preparing for Sheffield United. The players are looking good and feeling good after our last result.

“We are not alone (with the weather) and hopefully after this weekend we won’t be alone on 31 games either. Everyone will be catching us up and we will be clearer on our position. It is a bit false at the minute.

“We are very happy with where we are but teams have got games in hand so as a manager I am always nervous of that.”

The Gills beat Sheffield United when the two sides met in November Pic Barry Goodwin

The Gills beat Sheffield United when the two sides met in November Pic: Barry Goodwin

While the Gills have time to prepare for the visit of Sheffield United on Wednesday, February 19, their opponents have two games to play before then.

The Blades play top of the table Brentford on Wednesday and then on Sunday take on Championship side Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

“You never know I that will help,” said Taylor. “If we can beat Sheffield United then we’re over the 40 point mark and things would be looking much rosier.”

Gillingham have also been forced to scrap a planned development game against Charlton Athletic, as neither team has a suitable venue.

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