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Devante McKain, Josh Hare and Aaron Millbank will all be pushing for a place in Peter Taylor's first team at Gillingham

By Luke Cawdell

Gills defender Devante McKain staying for another year Picture Barry Goodwin

Gills defender Devante McKain staying for another year Picture: Barry Goodwin

Peter Taylor has challenged the club’s youngest pros to prove they are worth a shot at the first team.

Josh Hare, Aaron Millbank and Devante McKain all agreed one-year deals last week.

McKain ended his season on loan with Bromley but Taylor said: “He appreciated that we had to go for more experience last season but he has a good chance of being a good player if he keeps on working hard and I am sure he will.

“He has all the ability and, like Millbank and Josh and the others, he has the opportunity to come back in pre-season and show me they are better than the other fella, that’s what they have to do.

“I have been impressed with Josh and he has a first class attitude. There are just little bits of his game that he has to improve on.”

*Southern Counties East side Rochester United have announced a pre-season match, at home against a Gillingham XI, on Tuesday, July 15.

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