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Hythe Town manager Scott Porter backs Gillingham striker Ashley Miller to have huge impact at Reachfields

Ashley Millerby Steve Tervet

Gillingham striker Ashley Miller has made an instant impact at Hythe Town after arriving on a month’s loan from Priestfield.

The 18-year-old (pictured playing for Gills at Plymouth) made his Town debut at Sittingbourne last weekend and scored twice in Tuesday’s 3-1 win against Corinthian Casuals.

Hythe manager Scott Porter last week promised to shake up his under-performing squad and he believes the arrival of Miller at Reachfields is hugely significant.

He said: "Ashley is a massive talent and I’m grateful to Gillingham for letting us have him for a month.

"He brings so much pace and quality and his goals showed that.

"I worked hard to get players in. I pursued Ashley’s situation with (Gills development manager) Mark Patterson and I got the go-ahead on Wednesday.

"He’s got his feet on the ground, he’s not big-time and he’s settled in well. It’s pleasing when you bring a player in and he scores two goals."

Porter has also signed left-back Darren Winfield, brother of Hythe midfielder Lee Winfield.

He said: "Darren’s a player I’ve been after for four years and he’s decided to step up to the plate. I’ve been looking for a left-back and he’s settled in well."

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