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Nine to leave Gills

A number of players are set to depart Priestfield following the release of Gills retained list.

21 May 2019

It has been announced that nine players will leave Gillingham FC when their contracts end.

Nine players will leave Gillingham Football Club when their contracts expire at the end of June.

Luke O’Neill, Billy Bingham, Alex Lacey, Tom Hadler, Louie Catherall and Ryan Huckle will all leave Priestfield Stadium following the announcement of the retained list, which was communicated to the EFL over the course of the weekend.

O’Neill tweeted on Thursday that he would be leaving the club having made 90 appearances and netted six goals during his two-year spell in Kent. His last goal for the club came in the 2-2 draw against Luton in March; his 25-yard free-kick making it into the end of season shortlist for Goal of the Season.

 

Billy Bingham also tweeted that he would be departing Priestfield. He, like Luke, spent two seasons at the home of Football in Kent and made 34 appearances. His time in ME7 was blighted by injury and after being substituted at Wycombe in February he made just two further outings for the club.

Alex Lacey also completes his two-year spell after joining from Yeovil in 2017. The centre-back, like Billy, made 34 appearances and scored two goals; one of which coming in the 2-0 win over Portsmouth at Fratton Park last October.

 

Tom Hadler leaves Priestfield after coming through the club’s academy. He made four first-team appearances in total and was a regular in the Gills U23 squads. He was in goal for the club’s 2-1 win over Crawley in the final group stage fixture of the Checkatrade Trophy in November.

 

Louie Catherall and Ryan Huckle will also leave Priestfield after also coming through Gills academy programme. Both enjoyed loan spells away from the club last season, most notably at Faversham Town.

 

It has also been confirmed that Ian Cox has left the club. Gills first-team coach under Steve Lovell departs Priestfield after an ongoing relationship as a player, coach and community trust representative over a 16-year spell.

 

Jude Arthurs, Charles Noyelle and George Sheminant have not been offered professional contracts and will leave the club following the completion of their scholarship programme.

Roman Campbell, TJ Bramble, Miquel Scarlett and Joe Walsh have all been offered professional deals.

We would like to wish all players leaving the club the very best of luck in the future.


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