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Former Manchester United and Fulham youth player Josh Pritchard joins Peter Taylor's Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Gillingham's new signing Josh Pritchard Picture exclusive Barry Goodwin

Gillingham's new signing Josh Pritchard Picture exclusive: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham have made midfielder Josh Pritchard their latest summer signing.

The 21-year-old joins the Gills on a two-year deal following his release by Fulham.

“I am excited to be working with the manager here,” said the Mancunian, following his arrival at Priestfield.

“Peter Taylor has got a lot of experience at lots of different clubs and I know he will be helping me to become a better player, so I am excited.”

Pritchard was on the books of Manchester United for the best part of a decade as a youngster before joining Fulham on their youth programme.

But he had to move abroad to get first team football, playing for Norwegian side Tromso for a year and Finnish side FC Honka on loan for a couple of months.

He played in the Europa League during his time at Tromso, facing teams including Besiktas and Tottenham. He has made four Welsh under-21 appearances.

Gills boss Peter Taylor is happy to have added another quality addition to the squad.

“He comes highly recommended from people that I have spoken to,” Taylor said.

“He is a very confident and knowledgeable footballer. He is a very good passer and can play more defensively as well. He is like a holding midfielder and can play in a number of other positions as well.”

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