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Bournemouth loan defender Baily Cargill wants to extend his stay at League 1 Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Baily Cargill is loving life at Gills and wants to stay to help with the push for the play-offs.

The on-loan Bournemouth centre-back scored a last-gasp equaliser at Peterborough on Boxing Day.

His current deal expires after the visit of Oxford on January 2 but is keen to extend that to the end of the season.

Baily Cargill scored Gillingham's equaliser at Peterborough Picture: Ady Kerry
Baily Cargill scored Gillingham's equaliser at Peterborough Picture: Ady Kerry

He said: “We are still confirming things with Bournemouth, it is up in the air, but I am loving playing football at the moment.

“I couldn’t be happier playing for the Gills, I really want them to do well and I want to help with the promotion push, and if that means staying put then I would love to.

“I have the Millwall game (Friday) and the Oxford game and then we will have to talk about what’s happening.”

Cargill’s second league goal of his career was a special one, looping a volley into the net, to claim a point for the Gills at Peterborough.

Gillingham celebrate their equaliser against Peterborough Picture: Ady Kerry
Gillingham celebrate their equaliser against Peterborough Picture: Ady Kerry

“I don’t score many and no matter how it went in, it would have been special,” he said.

“It probably wasn’t Scott Wagstaff’s best ball but I managed to get across my man and flick it in, and it was a great feeling and a positive step for the boys.”

The Gills finished Boxing Day seven points adrift of the play-offs and have some catching up to do but the chase is on.

Cargill said: “We are finding our feet and hopefully we can start climbing the table.

“We are in a good run of form at the moment. We didn’t win but a point and a last-minute equaliser is going to give us confidence ahead of the next few games.

“We’ve got a couple of games coming up against teams that are in and around us. If we can win them then into the new year we have got a good chance.”

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