Gills secure the signing of Wycombe striker Ben Strevens

Gills Manager Martin Allen has boosted his attacking options with the signing of experienced front man Ben Strevens, on a free transfer, from Wycombe Wanderers.

The 32 year-old striker, who played 30 minutes for the Gills in Wednesday's behind-closed-doors-friendly against Dagenham & Redbridge, scored a dozen times in 84 matches for the Chairboys including four in 38 appearances last season.

He has put pen to paper on a one-year deal and is likely to feature in tomorrow's pre-season outing against Dartford at Princes Park.


The Londoner, born in Edgware, started his career at Wingate & Finchley before joining Barnet in January 1999.

In his early days at Underhill the striker was loaned out to Slough Town and St Albans City before becoming a regular in the first-team.

He was with the Bees through some good days and bad, they were relegated into the Conference at the end of the 2000-01 campaign before regaining their football league status four seasons later.

Having scored 45 goals in 217 appearances he moved to Crawley Town on a free transfer in August 2006 but four months later signed for Dagenham & Redbridge

While in his first season with the Daggers they won promotion into the Football League for the first time and he went on to net 40 goals in 123 games.

After a spell at Brentford he signed for Wycombe Wanderers in the summer of 2010.