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Connor Ogilvie signs two-year deal

Steve Evans has made his first signing since becoming Gills boss.

23 May 2019

Defender puts pen to paper on permanent deal.

Steve Evans has made his first signing since becoming Gills boss with the capture of defender Connor Ogilvie on a two-year contract.

The centre-back departs Tottenham Hotspur on a permanent basis for the first time since joining the club in 2012.

Connor has spent the last two seasons on loan at Priestfield but Steve Evans, who was officially unveiled to the press on Thursday as the club’s new Manager, moved quickly to acquire the services of the former Stevenage man who had an impressive end to the 2018/19 campaign.

To date he has made 79 appearances for the Gills and scored one goal, that coming in a 2-1 defeat at Bury during the 2017/18 season at Gigg Lane.

On putting pen to paper Connor said: "It seemed like a no brainer to me. I will play anywhere; I have enjoyed playing centre half and although I had other offers once I spoke to Steve I wanted to come here."

Steve Evans added: "The Chairman made me aware that it could happen quickly, so on Sunday, after accepting the job I asked him if he could speak to Tottenham and make it happen.

"We had a good chat on Thursday but I was delighted when I was told the deal had been completed. He knows the club, he is capable of playing higher and wants to improve and I'm sure we will enjoy working with him."

Chairman Paul Scally said: "I'm delighted to manage to persuade him to sign a two-year deal with the club. It's a great signing, I'm really pleased and I'm grateful to Connor and his family. It's a great day all round for the club."

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