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Gillingham are hoping to bring in free agents to train before making an offer

Gillingham’s training schedule has been hampered by the weather this week and it’s also meant delaying hopes of eyeing some potential new recruits.

Boss Steve Evans had put in place plans for a couple of strikers to join the group for training but the snow ended that hope. They’ll be looking to bring those same players in next week now.

Gillingham manager Steve Evans is looking at free agents Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham manager Steve Evans is looking at free agents Picture: Ady Kerry

Evans has targeted a couple of players with a background in the Championship to bolster a forward line that is thin on the ground.

“This weather has stopped it a bit,” said Evans, when asked about his chase for free agents.

“We had planned to have one or two come into our bubble, to get tested and train with us, but it’s not possible at the minute and it will probably be next week when we get to see the lush of the grass again. We can get them in to have a good look at them.

“It was almost happening with a couple, but we knew the weather was coming and so we thought we would leave it for another week.

"I would assume those lads are training somewhere else this week, sometimes you are in an order to see if they have impressed enough to get an offer. We want to look at them at closer quarters rather than just gamble on people.”

Gillingham were frozen out of their training ground on Monday and Tuesday but had put in an extra session on the Saturday (having played Lincoln City on Friday) to help with their preparations for this weekend’s game against Charlton Athletic.

With the weather improving they are confident of getting back out to train at Beechings Cross ahead of the weekend.

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