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KING TO JOIN INVERNESS

30 July 2012

Defender agrees deal to join SPL side

Scottish Premier League outfit Inverness Caledonian Thistle in time for Saturday's SPL opener against St Mirren.Former Gillingham Player of the Year Simon King looks set to join  Last season he played six games in a loan spell at Plymouth before returning to Priestfield and adding nine games to his Gillingham total but was released at the end of the campaign.
 The defender made 112 appearances for Gillingham, scoring three times, following his £200,000 signing from Barnet in June 2007 having started his career as a trainee at Oxford United. Simon did well enough to lift the Gills' Player of the Year award at the end of 2008-09 and was selected for the PFA League Two Team of the Year the same season. He signed a new three-year deal for Gillingham in July 2009 but unfortunately injury has blighted King since then, having spent 18 months on the sidelines due to an ankle injury picked up in a pre-season friendly at Bromley.
 He said: "Simon has agreed to sign on Wednesday and that completes our first-team pool. He's a useful acquisition with good experience and we're pleased to land him."
 In a statement published on Caley’s official site boss Terry Butcher, the former England centre-half, expressed his delight at the 29-year-old's decision.
 King, who has played in pre-season for the Highland club and impressed in training, despite picking up a thigh injury, is expected to complete a move to the Caledonian Stadium on Wednesday after his contract with the Gills expires.


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