No worries over Fuller
Barry Fuller looks set to shake off the knock that led to his substitution last weekend. The full-back went off injured with 15 minutes left of Gillingham’s FA Cup game at Slough. “He should be all right,” said boss Steve Lovell. “He would have carried on if we asked him to but there was no point in risking him. “Luke O’Neill (his replacement) has done well and the full-back positions are quite strong. They are all fighting for their places.” Fuller, the oldest player on Gills’ books at 34, has made a big impression on his return to the club, forcing his way into the starting 11 and becoming a regular on either side of the defence. Lovell has been delighted with his summer acquisition. “I knew what we were getting but I didn’t know that much about his fitness levels,” he admitted. “I went through his stats and thought, ‘flipping heck, if he has played all those games for Wimbledon then he is pretty fit’. “I rang a few people and they said he is one of the fittest fellas you would meet. His fitness is up with the likes of (former captain) Lee Martin. “He signed and said to me he is here to play. He didn’t start because Luke had a good season last year but he fought his way in and is there on merit.” Fuller is on a one-year deal and Lovell isn’t looking beyond that but he sees no reason why the defender can’t prolong his career. “If he carries on the way he is there is no reason why he can’t,” Lovell said. Gills will be without midfielder Callum Reilly this weekend. Reilly is serving the second of a two-game ban.