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Taylor: Hewitt "Superb"
Saturday, 18th Jan 2014 20:28

Gillingham manager Peter Taylor described Town loanee Elliott Hewitt’s performance as “superb” after the Gills beat Swindon 2-0 at home in League One this afternoon. The Wales U21 international was playing his first game since returning to the Priestfield Stadium, his initial spell having been curtailed by an ankle injury at the end of November.

"Elliott Hewitt was superb today in his first game since Stevenage. We worked hard as a team and we deserved it," Taylor said.

Town’s other player on loan at Gillingham, striker Jack Marriott, was an unused sub and is yet to make his debut for the Kent side. Hewitt has now made four appearances across his two spells.

Elsewhere, on-loan right-back Freddie Veseli played the full 90 minutes and picked up a booking in the final moments as Bury drew 0-0 with Burton Albion at Gigg Lane. The former Swiss U21 international has now made three appearances for the Shakers.

Academy second-year scholar Rory Thompson was in the Haverhill Rovers side which lost 1-0 at Gorleston in the Thurlow Nunn Premier DIvision. The defender started at right-back but moved further forward on the hour, before being subbed in the 80th minute.

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TimmyH added 20:32 - Jan 18
Nice to see the young fella had a good game, he carries on like that he'll find himself on loan at Walsall.

Cheshire_Blue added 20:35 - Jan 18
Bring him back and play him. A natural right back who will only get better and put Chambers back in the centre.

ArnieM added 21:01 - Jan 18
Quite agree with you.

NoJoseph added 21:13 - Jan 18
Slightly annoyed Marriot has not got an app yet but credit to Hewitt and looks like he will be a first-team sooner rather than later.

blueboy1981 added 21:15 - Jan 18
Good player - should be here playing in his rightful position - instead of us continually improvising in that position - and the lad can only get better.

Hotsocks added 21:21 - Jan 18
Getting a little concerned that Marriott isn't getting games, isn't that what going out on loan is all about

RonFearonsHair added 21:22 - Jan 18
Good lad. High hopes for next season.

blueboy1981 added 21:37 - Jan 18
Hotsocks - that was the reason given for him going out on loan - he would be better here on the bench, or better still being given the odd start.

pinewoodblueboy added 21:41 - Jan 18
Bring them both back and give them some games for us.

Michael11 added 21:55 - Jan 18
Get him back and play a 5-3-2 formation which painfully suits our team rather than play central midfielders on the wing. Getting annoyed at Marriott's lack of game time too. He needs to be playing games week in, week out!

Cloddyseedbed added 22:10 - Jan 18
Get Marriot back or put him somewhere else. The boy needs to play football, not watch football.

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 22:53 - Jan 18
Hate to say to but have to agree with blueboy 32 , if Marriott isnt playing yank him back and give him a place on our bench.
Same goes for Hewitt once fully match fit. I liked what i saw of him going forward, although there was some work to do defensively.

Dozzells_Bobblehat added 22:55 - Jan 18
Michael 11 - yes i too have to agree with the 532 idea (sometimes anyway). I take it you mean with Cresswell and Hewitt pushing on and Chambers, Smith and Berra in the middle ?

Bluetone added 23:16 - Jan 18
Re Marriott tell Taylor use him or lose him as the situation stands its no good to Jack and no good for Ipswich.

brittaniaman added 23:41 - Jan 18
Marriot might as well sit on the bench here as to sit on it at Gillingham,, So Taylor give him a game or send him back !!! He has not played since he left Woking ???

Michael11 added 00:05 - Jan 19

Absolutely. Makes perfect sense. Cresswell is the best wing back in the league and Hewitt is very talented on the other side. Chambers, Smith and Berra would be so strong at the back together. We'd have 5 at the back when defending and 5 in midfielders when we attack. We have no natural width so don't know why we haven't experimented this formation yet.

Blue_75 added 00:31 - Jan 19
Totally agree with getting Hewitt back and playing 5-3-2, with Smith, Berra and Chambers as 3 CB's!
Could play McGoldrick as one of the 2 strikers or in midfield ahead of Skuse and Tunnicliffe/Hyam.

Tractamatt added 01:12 - Jan 19
Get them both back and play them,can't be any worse than what was on display at Millwall today

Jimmy86 added 06:16 - Jan 19
There are 2 reasons that hewitt was dropped. 1) Berra got up to speed fitness wise and coz mick signed him and he'd done well for him at wolves he was always gonna accomodate him in the team somewhere 2) he is not quite as good defensively as Chambo, but better going forward. I personally think this is why we are conceding goals again. The chambers/smith partnership worked and provided a solid base for us to build on. If this means berra sitting on the bench, so be it. He is solid, but not good enough to accomodate at the expense of playing chambo out of position!!!

bluefeast added 07:52 - Jan 19
Chambers performances at right back have been worse than Hewits were. He is targeted by every club that plays us as the weak link. If you go to our matches you see this every week ,its now embarrassing , not chambers fault.

essexboy added 07:56 - Jan 19
MM,must play Chambers and Smith as the main defenders,with cresswell and Hewitt.They will be more solid with better options for attacking down the wings.sit Hyam in front of the back four with hunt,Skuse and McG in midfield with Murphy and Taylor up front untill SEB is fit.The only other option is the owner MUSTput his hand in his pocket,or sell the club.Ok we have rules to follow ,but we are never going to get in the Prem with this squad of players.I really feel sorry for MM.COYB

bluefeast added 08:03 - Jan 19
Mick will say its league one not the championship. Not many of our squad would do well at league one clubs ,hate the current trying not to lose policy. Its produced one win in 9 games.

essexboy added 08:23 - Jan 19
what is the point of JACK sitting on the bench at Gillingham,I thought he was out on loan to get experience.Get him back at the club and play him,he is know worse than what we have up front.Get Hewitt back as well.COYB

Popeye added 09:06 - Jan 19
Hewitt has been playing right midfield for Gillingham not right back!

BillBlue added 09:25 - Jan 19
There is no doubt in my mind we have the potential to be a top club. We have the players, we have the training ground and we have the stadium, all we need is a sort out. We need to bring back ALL the loan players and play them, here, and put square pegs in square holes not square pegs in round holes simply to accomodate a player who years ago did well for the current manager. Yes, most of the players are still young but they DO have great potential and they will only find that potential by playing games and who better to play games for than the club to which they belong and WANT to represent. All you Mick lovers please do not give us the guff of a great difference between the Championship and Leagues One and Two because I will tell you it is rubbish, hence Preston are in the Fourth round of the FA Cup and we are OUT (again)!

Think back to what the Wolves supporters said about their previous manager when he came here: "He will load you up with useless players" and the truth of that was evident when those same players took Wolves down to the third tier and let us beware there is not a repeat here. Now please do not tell me he saved us from relegation last year because he was very well paid for doing that and he did absolutely no different to what Paul Jewell did the previous year and he was not paid £1M for so doing.

If we are going to do this and and be successful there is only one thing we need and that is a Manager who has the tactical ability and the courage to play his younger players and build a great Ipswich side without all his old mates from years of 'ore. That man can either be a reasonably experienced Manager (Holloway) or a young dynamic Manager who is chafing at the bit. For all you posters who will slay what I am saying without having the sense to think about it let me say to you: forget about the play-offs and promotions because that is not going to happen. If you want to get promoted you need to play football not just set out not to lose because that way you most certainly will - lose that is!

I am truly sorry to write this but it is time some one tried to bring a sensible thought into these discussions and instead of making momentous decisions as to whether Mick should be playing 4-4-2 or 3-5-2 or whatever you should be thinking about the future of our great club because THAT is what I am talking about. Manager's come and go and, for me, the sooner this one goes the better.

For you youngsters who were not there how do you think BR achieved such great success? By being tactically astute and having the courage to play all those wonderful young players while they were still kids and by encouraging them to go out and win(Full Stop)

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