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Antonio German impressed Gillingham boss Peter Taylor when he replaced Myles Weston against Tranmere Rovers

By Luke Cawdell
Antonio German made a rare appearance after replacing Myles Weston Pic: Barry Goodwin
Antonio German made a rare appearance after replacing Myles Weston Pic: Barry Goodwin

Peter Taylor was pleased with the performance of returning striker Antonio German on Friday night.

The 21-year-old had not played for the Gills since the FA Cup first round replay 1-0 defeat against non-league Brackley.

German was chosen ahead of more senior pros including Charlie Lee and Craig Fagan to replace Myles Weston at Tranmere, when the winger limped off with a hamstring strain.

“When he first came on he looked really dangerous,” said Gillingham boss Taylor.

Antonio German on the attack against Tranmere Picture: Barry Goodwin
Antonio German on the attack against Tranmere Picture: Barry Goodwin

“I felt for him a little bit. He hasn’t played much football and then he had to play 70 minutes, doing a lot of running. He was tired at the end.

“But it has been explained to him that’s the game we are in, you have to run around and work hard to be a player.”

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