Gillingham sign Myles Weston from Brentford and Adam Barrett from Bournemouth
Gillingham have added two more players to
their squad ahead of Saturday’s League 2 opener against Bradford
Experienced defender Adam Barrett has signed
from Bournemouth on a one year contract, with an option of a
second, while Brenford winger Myles Weston (right) has joined
on a two-year deal.
Both players go straight into Martin Allen’s
squad for the game against Bradford at Priestfield.
Gills manager Allen said: “Adam has had a
tremendous career and has experienced three promotions as a player
and a captain.
“I have watched Myles many times and he adds
another dimension with speed and ability to play in wide areas. We
have been after both of these players for several weeks now.
“They both have good experience of getting
promotion from this division and with these two we get leadership,
goals, experience, speed and excitement.”
(pictured left) began his professional career at Leyton Orient
and subsequently played for Plymouth, Mansfield, Bristol Rovers,
Southend – where he made over 250 appearances between 2004 and 2010
and was a key player in their rise to the Championship – Crystal
Palace, Leyton Orient and then at Bournemouth.
London-born Weston is a former England youth
international and began his football career at Charlton and had two
seasons at Notts County before moving to Brentford three years
Allen will also be able to call upon new
signing Deon Burton on Saturday, after the striker received
international clearance to play.
Pictures: Barry Goodwin
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