We bring you a round up of some of our former players making the headlinesKING RETIRES
Defender Simon King has finally called time on his injury ravaged career by announcing his retirement on Twitter. The 30-year-old, who totalled 112 appearances during his time at Priestfield, has not recovered from the ankle injury picked up in a pre-season friendly at Bromley in 2009 having previously struggled through the 2008-09 campaign.
Last summer he signed for Scottish Premier League Inverness Caledonian Thistle but managed just five appearances for Terry Butcher’s team.
Earlier this week King started a course to become a personal trainer.
Striker Simeon Jackson is one of 10 players to be allowed to leave Norwich City this summer having scored 21 goals in 86 games for the Canaries since moving to Carrow Road in July 2010.
The Canadian international, who cost the Gills £150,000 from Rushden & Diamonds in January 2008, netted 42 times in his 115 Gillingham appearances.
BAYO LEAVES SIXFIELDS
Although the club have not confirmed his departure as yet, Adebayo Akinfenwa has been reported as having left Northampton Town for a second time. The former Gillingham frontman, who was only a substitute in the Cobblers League Two play-off final defeat last Saturday, posted on Twitter "I did not choose to leave Northampton."
FULLER AMONG BARNET EXODUS
Barry Fuller is one of the 13 players to be released by Barnet boss Edgar Davids after the Bees head coach confirmed he was going to remain at the North London outfit despite their relegation from the Football League.
SHAKERS SHIP OUT SODJE
40-year-old defender Efe Sodje is among the 16 players who have been released by cash-strapped Bury who were relegated from League One.
‘ALLO ALLO, RENE ON THE MOVE?
Gulls top scorer Rene Howe is expected to leave Plainmoor despite the offer of a new contract. The 26-year-old, who has netted 28 times in his two years at the club, has been linked with a move away.
LARRIEU ENDS ARGYLE ASSOCIATION
Frenchman Romain Larrieu has ended a 13-year association with Plymouth Argyle after being released. The 36-year-old made 318 appearances in goal before becoming assistant manager under Carl Fletcher in September 2011.
DUO WANDER-ING OFF
Striker Dennis Oli and Grant Basey, a former Gills trialist, have been released by Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth. Oli made just 10 appearances for the Chairboys after joining them last summer but hasn’t featured since February.
OTHER EX-GILLS RELEASED
Four players looking for new clubs are Lance Cronin, Kevin Maher, Ben Strevens and Rashid Yussuff following their respective release by Macclesfield Town, Dagenham & Redbridge and AFC Wimbledon.
THREE EX-GILLS AT FRATTON PARK
Following on from the previous news that Patrick Agyemang had joined Portsmouth we now know that both Andy Barcham and Danny East will be joining him on the South Coast.
The versatile East, who appeared twice while on loan with the Gills from Hull City in the closing weeks of the season, has signed a two-year deal at Fratton Park while winger Barcham has penned a three-year contract.
HILLS MAKES WRIGHT MOVE
Former left-back John Hills, who played 57 times for the Gills after signing in June 2003, has been appointed as assistant to new manager Alan Wright, the 41-year-old former Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers defender, at Southport. The pair had both been coaching at Blackpool before making the move to Haig Avenue.
LEE & RANDOLPH JOIN BLUES
Olly Lee the former West Ham United trainee, who played seven times for the Gills in 2012, has completed a one-year deal with the option of a further year at Birmingham City. The midfielder had spent the last six weeks of the 2012-13 campaign at St Andrews on an emergency loan where he captained the Blues Under-21 Development team.
Goalkeeper Darren Randolph, who made four appearances for the Gills early in the 2006-07 season while on loan from Charlton Athletic, has signed a two-year deal with Championship outfit after deciding to leave Scottish Premier League Motherwell at the end of the current season. The 26-year-old, now a Republic of Ireland international, has spent the last three years at Fir Park.
KIMBLE EXTENDS WITHAM STAY
Despite being linked with a number of clubs manager Garry Kimble, the left-back who made 51 appearances for the Gills after joining from Maidstone United in February 1990, has committed his future to Ryman League Division One North outfit Witham Town following a successful couple of seasons.
MARNEY ON RIGHT TURF
Former Gillingham loanee Dean Marney has extended his time with Burnley by signing a new two-year deal at Turf Moor. The 29-year-old has been with the Clarets since moving from Hull City in 2010.
DARTS SIGN JULIAN
Subject to international clearance, Dartford have signed goalkeeper Alan Julian on a free transfer from Football League new boys Newport County. The 30-year-old who joined the Welsh side last summer, made 80 appearances for the Gills between 2008 and 2011.
WALLIS EXTENDS DARTS STAY
27-year-old Jon Wallis has signed a new deal to keep him at Dartford next season. The midfielder, who has been at Princes Park since the summer of 2011, played 20 times for the Gills earlier in his career.
COLLIN MAKES LONGMEAD EXIT
Chatham-born Frannie Collin, scorer of two goals in a dozen Gills appearances, has told Tonbridge Angels that he won’t be re-signing for them next season. Rumours are that the now 26-year-old may he could be joining Maidstone United.
FOUR AGREE STONES STAY
Four of the former Gillingham players at Maidstone United, Rory Hill, Charlie Mitten, Tommy Osborne and Michael Phillips, have agreed to sign for the Ryman Premier League challenge next season.
SARGEANT WILL PARADE AT WINCH’S FIELD AGAIN
Former youth team winger Josh Sargeant has re-signed for Ryman League Division One South Herne Bay having made 23 appearances for the club in 2012-13.
HUNT JOINS ANFIELD BACKROOM STAFF
Former Gillingham youth team midfielder Kevin Hunt has been added to Liverpool's scouting network by boss Brendan Rodgers.
Born in Chatham he started his career at QPR before joining the Gills as an apprentice. He failed to make the first team at Priestfield but went on to play in Hong Kong and Singapore before joining Dublin-based Bohemians in December 1998.
After being named club captain in 2000-01 he led the Bohs to their first league title since 1978 and added the FAI Cup for good measure.
He eventually retired in July 2008 for family reasons having made 364 appearances for the club and relocated to England and had been working full time as a scout with Manchester City, coming back to Priestfield on a number on occasions in that capacity.
Kevin has established a good reputation within the game and Reds boss Rodgers wanted to get Hunt on board to prepare for next season.