Jack Tucker signs contract extension

Tucker extends Gills contract.

Chairman Paul Scally is delighted to announce that after a few weeks of discussions with Jack Tucker and his family, the young central defender has put pen to paper on a contract extension that will secure his future at MEMS Priestfield Stadium for a few more years.

Tucker has been brought into the fold by Manager Steve Evans and, to date this season, has made 18 appearances, most have been outstanding, and has scored one goal.

Just yesterday (Wednesday December 18), a full written offer from an unnamed Championship club was made and, after discussions with the manager and the player, was flatly turned down by the Chairman.

On securing the extension, boss Steve Evans said: “We have been talking to Jack for a couple of weeks, his family are great people and he made it clear that he was happy to do it, and with no midweek game, it was an ideal opportunity for us to talk more in regards to future development and he signed his extension. He’s here for a few more years, credit to him. He deserves it.”

Tucker added: “I’m over the moon; I’ve had a fair few chances with the Gaffer this season and he’s put faith in me. This is just where it starts, I need to push on and the future is bright.

“I’ve learned an awful lot from the likes of Max Ehmer and Barry Fuller; they have been very helpful.”