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29 May 2013

Three former players join clubs for the new league season

Jack Evans has agreed to join Conference Premier side Tamworth for the 2013/14 season.

Evans, 20, will join his new club once his contract at MEMS Priestfield Stadium expires at the end of June.

The right-back made his debut for the Gills against Torquay at Plainmoor in October 2011, coming on for Chris Whelpdale as an 89th minute substitute.

Former Manager Andy Hessenthaler gave him his first start four months later in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Port Vale at Vale Park, before starting his first home game three days later in a 0-0 draw with Rotherham.

He featured in three other games at the end of the 2011/12 season (Torquay, Hereford and Crewe) and played his final game for Gillingham last season in the 3-2 defeat to Crawley in the first round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy at Broadfield Stadium on September 4.

He signed on loan for Dartford in January and appeared 18 times for Tony Burman's side as they finished in a respectable 8th place during their first season back in the Conference.

Jack Evans in action against Rotherham in 2012

Elsewhere, Barry Fuller has agreed to sign for League Two side AFC Wimbledon on a reported two-year deal.

Fuller, who captained the Gills to promotion in the 2008/09 season, re-joined Barnet last summer having enjoyed a loan spell at Underhill while at Charlton.

However his return wasn’t as successful as he would have liked – Barnet being relegated to the Conference on the final day of the season following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Northampton Town at Sixfields.

He was one of several players that was released by Manager Edgar Davids earlier in the month, and Neal Ardley has acted quickly to secure the services of the experienced right-back for the new campaign.

Fuller made a total of 151 appearances for Gillingham in all competitions across four seasons, Mark Stimson signing him from Stevenage in July 2008.

Barry Fuller lifts the League Two play-off winning trophy alongside Chairman Paul Scally

Finally, Daren Hawkes has signed for Ryman League South side Ramsgate for the new season.

The young goalkeeper joined the club on loan after leaving the Gills in February and has decided to extend his stay on a permanent basis.

Hawkes featured several times in the club’s development programme but was unable to force his way in to first team contention.

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