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Gillingham defender Ryan Inniss faces several weeks on the sidelines

21 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

Ryan Inniss

Ryan Inniss

Loan defender Ryan Inniss faces several weeks on the sidelines after limping off injured on his Gillingham debut.

The highly-rated Crystal Palace teenager lasted just 40 minutes of Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat by Sheffield United at Priestfield.

His arrival had ended Gills boss Peter Taylor’s desperate search for a defender who could help shore up one of League 1’s most porous back-lines.

But Inniss will now miss Gillingham’s next few outings, including their trip to Oldham on Saturday after suffering a hamstring injury.

“Ryan was enjoying himself and had a good start to the game,” said Taylor, after throwing Inniss straight into Wednesday’s starting XI.

“He had a good shot and he could have toe-poked another one close to goal and he had a header. He was having a good debut and was learning all the time.

“He would have then settled down a bit more but unfortunately he got the injury and will be out for two or three weeks now."

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