Former West Ham scholar Sam Baxter has signed for Gillingham

The transfer window may have closed but Peter Taylor continues to shape his squad with the addition of former West Ham goalkeeper Sam Baxter.

The 19 year-old Essex-born shot-stopper had been with the Hammers since the age of 15, playing regularly for the club’s Under-18 and Under-21 teams.

This season he impressed with a successful loan spell at non-league Witham Town but was released by the Hammers last week to enable him to find another club.

He joins the Gills on non-contract terms and has received clearance to feature in the Gills Sky Bet League 1 match at Stevenage on tonight.