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A familiar face!

It was great to catch up with club legend, Neil Smith, prior to Saturday's game against Oxford.

18 April 2021

Gills legend catches up with Chairman Paul Scally at Chatham Town.

Prior to the weekend's game against Oxford United, it was great to catch up with former midfielder Neil Smith who was meeting some close friends at Chatham Town on Friday night.

Smith, 49, was most recently the manager of Bromley having played 253 times for the Gills between 1991 and 1997, scoring 15 goals. He sits 25th on the all-time appearance list for the club, just 16 shy of legendary striker Tony Cascarino.

Neil joined the club having come through the youth ranks at Tottenham Hotspur and scored his first goal for the Kent club in a 3-3 draw against Brentford in an FA Cup tie. He also netted a memorable goal against Coventry at Highfield Road in November 1996 in a League Cup game which the visitors won 1-0.

Chairman Paul Scally said: "It's always great to catch up with a Gills legend, and Neil is certainly up there with the very greatest. He was always an incredibly dedicated player, a winner in every sense of the word and we look forward to welcoming him back to MEMS Priestfield Stadium in the near future."

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