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GAFFER DELIGHTED WITH SQUAD ADDITIONS

19 June 2015

Signings of Bradley Garmston, Glenn Morris and Ben Williamson please Gills boss

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh is pleased to have secured the signature of three players during the last week.


Ben Williamson and Bradley Garmston signed from Port Vale and West Brom respectively before Glenn Morris put pen to paper on a new one year deal at Priestfield, and Justin believed all three were good business for the club.


He said: “Ben is someone we have monitored from a while, since I first came to Gillingham. We had looked at DVD’s and he is someone that caught my eye in the game Gills played against Port Vale.


“We were very impressed, he is different to what we have – he has a lot of pace and is hardworking. I think he is developing and I think we are getting a player who is coming into his peak.


“His finishing has improved and we’ve got him at a good time, I’m sure he will be a firm favourite with the crowd for his work rate, endeavour and what he brings to the team.


“He’s aggressive, he’s not 6’5 but his tireless work will be a benefit for others that play up front with him.”


Garmston returns to Kent after enjoying a brief loan spell from the Baggies, and Edinburgh is adamant the left back has a bright future.


He added: “I think he’s going to be a fantastic asset for the club going forward. We certainly got a good insight into what Bradley is about, that is a plus.


“Sometimes with loans it gives you the upper hand when players like Bradley become available and you’ve had the opportunity to work with them and build up a relationship.


“We kept in contact when he went back to West Brom and I think it’s a fantastic signing for the Football Club and he’s got a real good future, not only here but in the game going forward.


“He’s got all of the raw materials to be a top left back and if we can put a little bit of game management into that then he’s got a good future at the club and in the game.”


Morris extended his stay at Priestfield for a further year, and the Manager praised the keeper for his positive attitude.


He added: “I’m delighted; when Glenn signed I said I felt he had to be patient. He was thoroughly professional from the day I walked into the club because he was limited with his opportunities.


“He was here, Nels got injured and Bywater was brought in but his attitude was spot on and his performances showed what he is all about.”


Justin said he is still on the hunt for a few more players, with loan deals also a possibility.


He said: “We probably need another four at least, they would be permanent signings and we are in negotiations for one or two other positions for loans.


“The squad needs strengthening but we need to be patient, get the right player and get them at the right value. The three that we have done have fitted all of those categories very well.”


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