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Lee | "It's good to be back"

Midfielder delighted to have returned to Kent on loan.

19 January 2021

On-loan Hearts midfielder says he is pleased to be back at ME7.

Gills latest addition Olly Lee returned to MEMS Priestfield Stadium for his third spell and declared, “it’s good to be back!”

The midfielder, son of Newcastle and England player Rob Lee, enjoyed a productive loan period at ME7 last year until the Covid pandemic prematurely brought an end to the competition and resulted in his early return to Scottish parent club Hearts.

The former West Ham youth player scored six times in thirty four appearances in Gills’ 2019/20 campaign, with his energetic and efficient displays quickly making him a crowd favourite.

Olly, speaking to the club website, said: “It’s my third time at the Gills now so I know what it is all about. There are a lot of the same faces here.

“I was looking to come back down south in the summer as my little boy starts school in September. It was a family decision really. When I got a call from the Gaffer, it was the only place I wanted to come.

“I really enjoyed myself in Scotland. Hearts is a great club and I can’t speak highly enough of them. They let me go now to get my family settled before the summer. I’m really pleased to be back at Gillingham.”

Olly is confident that the Gills can enjoy a successful second half to the season. Signing on Friday then playing on Saturday, he slipped back into the team like he had never been away, helping his side to a 1-0 victory over promotion-chasing Accrington Stanley.

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He said: “I think this Gillingham side can be up there if we put a run together. In this league anyone can beat anyone at the best of times. The fact there are no fans makes this league different. There is no better time for someone to steal in and nick a play-off spot.

“We need to take it each game at a time, beat everyone in front of us and see where it takes us.”


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