Goalkeeper Glenn Morris puts pen to paper on a new deal at PriestfieldGlenn Morris has extended his stay at MEMS Priestfield Stadium after signing a new one year contract.
The 31-year-old goalkeeper joined the club last summer and made his debut on the opening day of the season away at MK Dons when Stuart Nelson was substituted at half time due to a thumb injury.
Morris kept his place for the Capital One Cup tie against Yeovil three days later, a match which the Gills won 2-1. Following the arrival of Stephen Bywater, and Nelson’s subsequent recovery, Morris found himself providing cover from the bench but was given his opportunity to return in goal once more following the appointment of Justin Edinburgh.
Towards the end of the season, starting at home against Colchester in a 2-2 draw, Morris played in nine consecutive matches and kept two clean sheets.
The player signed his new deal on Monday afternoon and was pleased to have committed his future to the club for another year.
He said: “I’m pleased to be here, I was happy last season and it’s a local club for me. I didn’t see any reason to change that.
“It was a no brainer really, it didn’t take long to get sorted and I’m glad it’s now done.”
Justin Edinburgh added: “Glenn has been a model professional from the first day I walked through the door. He was patient in waiting for his opportunity, and once he did, he was very impressive.
“The fact he has committed to us for another year is great news for everybody at the club and I look forward to working with him ahead of the 2015-16 season.”