Scally plays down Gills embargo

Friday 03rd February 2006

Gillingham have been placed under a Football League transfer embargo after borrowing £200,000 from the Professional Footballers' Association.

But chairman Paul Scally explained on BBC Radio Kent that it does not actually stop them signing players.

"Really, the League doesn't prohibit the club doing transfers," Scally said. "It just means that with every transfer you do, you have to convince the League you're reducing your wage bill and not using PFA money to enhance your squad."

He added: "We're quite happy with that, and we are reducing our wage bill and our costs, but we may well be taking on players and disposing of players."

The embargo was the reason for the delay of striker Gary Mulligan's loan move from Sheffield United, which has gone through.