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Gillingham manager Martin Allen looking to swoop for striker in loan window

Martin Allen
Martin Allen

by Andrew Gidley

Table-topping Gills manager Martin Allen still wants to sign another striker, despite the transfer window closing at the end of last month.

Gillingham were linked with a six-figure move for rookie Dagenham striker Dwight Gayle – who scored a penalty against Gills earlier in the campaign – on transfer deadline day but could still swoop for a forward now that the loan window has opened.

The Gills already boast excellent attacking options in Danny Kedwell, Deon Burton, Myles Weston and fit-again Adam Birchall, but Allen (pictured) wants another forward to increase competition for places further.

Any potential deal may now be delayed for a few weeks until a 93-day loan could start and the move is then made permanent when the next transfer window opens at the turn of the year.

Allen admitted: “The chairman and Andy Hessenthaler have been dealing with that. My remit is to put together a list of players who could help us, and it’s up to them to get on with it.

“I know the offers that have been bandied about, there has been a lot of money offered, and if they don’t come for that or the bid’s not accepted we move onto the next one.

“The chairman is very ambitious and the offers that have been made are very generous.

“Hopefully we may be able to bring in another experienced striker, that’s what we are looking to do. I think it is essential to the spine in the middle of the team to have somebody with stature and knowledge.”

Who would you like to see brought in to bolster the Gills frontline? Have your say below.

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