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Kyle Dempsey named Player of the Year

Gills Captain named Player of the Year.

11 May 2021

The club's supporters have chosen Kyle Dempsey as their Player of the Year for the 2020/2021 Sky Bet League 1 season.

Kyle Dempsey was named Gillingham Football Club's "Player of the Year" during a small ceremony on Sunday afternoon at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who scored eight times in 44 appearances in all competitions during his first year with the club, scooped the main award of the evening with Vadaine Oliver finishing a close second, and Connor Ogilvie third.

Jack Tucker was named "Young Player of the Year" while Ogilvie won "Goal of the Season," and Oliver was awarded the "Players' Player of the Year."

Dempsey signed for the Gills in the summer of 2020 and was named Captain by Steve Evans ahead of the opening league fixture of the season against Hull City. He netted his first goal at home against AFC Wimbledon in a 2-1 victory, and went on to score crucial goals away to Accrington Stanley (0-1) and Charlton Athletic (2-3) respectively.

Speaking in the Chairman's office on Sunday, having accepted the award from manager Steve Evans, Kyle said: "I am absolutely delighted to have been named Player of the Year and I thank all the fans for their continued support since I arrived at the club.

"The boys have been fantastic; we are disappointed not to have made the play-offs but, as a group, we have worked incredibly hard and a top ten finish was very much deserved."


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