Gillingham boss Martin Allen keen to re-sign Crystal Palace midfielder David Wright in January after loan move collapses
David Wright was ‘bitterly disappointed’ a loan move back
to Gillingham did not materialise, but boss Martin Allen says he
will probably rekindle the deal in January.
The 32-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder, pictured, impressed
during a seven-game loan deal at Priestfield but despite the two
clubs reaching an agreement over his return, Allen revealed the
paperwork was not completed in time to meet the 5pm deadline on
Asked if he would revisit the deal in January, Allen said:
"David Wright is a good player, we did try and get him but the
paperwork didn’t get done in time so we have to deal with it, get
on with it, take it on the chin and move to the next stage.
"Of course I’m disappointed but we tried our best and it didn’t
get done in time. I haven’t actually spoken to him but he’s
It is understood that appeals to the Football League to get the
transfer rubber-stamped as late as Friday morning were
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