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Gills defender Matt Fish makes return against Shrewsbury after season out injured

06 May 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Matt Fish makes his return to action against Shrewsbury. Picture Barry Goodwin

Matt Fish makes his return to action against Shrewsbury. Picture: Barry Goodwin

Matt Fish got a warm reception after making his return from injury on Saturday.

The Gills defender hadn’t played for the first team since limping off against Colchester on the first game of the season after he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament.

Nine months later and Fish (pictured) was back for the Gills, replacing Leon Legge in the second half of the final game of the season, against Shrewsbury.

Boss Peter Taylor was delighted to have been able to give the 25-year-old a boost ahead of the summer break.

“He was desperate to play and that was the important thing for me,” said Taylor.

“I wanted him to be the one who wanted to play, because for him he will now be coming back pre-season realising he has got that game out of the way, after a long injury and he can kick on.

“He looks confident and he doesn’t look as if he is thinking about his leg, that’s the most important thing. Even though he had to go on as centre-half, he did okay.”

Legge went off injured with a dead leg. Myles Weston missed the last game with a slight hamstring strain, while loan pair Connor Smith and Elliott Hewitt were not selected.

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