Stimson on the prowl
Gillingham manager Mark Stimson has told skysports.com that he is still looking to bring more players to Priestfield.
By Joe Drabble
Last Updated: 14/02/08 7:02pm
Despite a busy month of wheeling and dealing in January, Gillingham manager Mark Stimson has told skysports.com that he is still looking to bring more players to the Priestfield Stadium.
The Gills boss made wholesale changes to his squad throughout January with Simeon Jackson's £150,000 arrival from Rushden and Diamonds the most notable capture.
Despite the influx of signings, the former Grays Athletic boss has told skysports.com that he is still on the lookout for new players to help his side pull away from the relegation zone.
He said: "We're always on the lookout, just like all the best teams who are still looking to improve their squads.
"It's like a great big jigsaw puzzle, we've got most of the bits, we just need the final one or two, and if we get them I'm sure we will start climbing the league.
"Unfortunately, these are the hardest bits to get now because we've got the base of it and we just need one or two, not better, but more polished players rather than those that aren't maybe as tried and tested."
Stimson also believes the addition of a few more experienced heads will stand his side in good stead as they aim to beat the drop.
"We need players who have played at this level, seen it and done it, maybe one or two who have seen what it takes to win things at this level to add to the ones that are a bit less experienced."
The Gills have allowed veteran defender Efe Sodje to join League Two side Bury on a month's loan.
Sodje is a player who has certainly seen it and done it after spells with Macclesfield, Luton, Colchester, Crewe, Huddersfield, Yeovil and Southend.
The 35-year-old could make his Shakers debut against Stockport on Saturday.