Teenage defender Devante McKain on verge of signing for Martin Allen's Gillingham from Maidenhead United
Young central defender Devante McKain is set
to put pen to paper on a deal at Gillingham later this week.
The 18-year-old joins the Gills from Blue
Square Bet South side Maidenhead United.
He has featured for Gillingham’s development squad several
times recently and played in a game, against Bournemouth, on
Details of the deal have yet to be revealed
but he is being looked on as ‘one for the future’ by boss Martin
Allen. He is set to sign on Thursday.
The Gills manager (pictured) said: “He is
a young lad and I have watched him quite a few times.
“He is quick, strong, good in the air and my
mate went to watch him as well. He said he was good.
“He is not probably for now, he will go into
Mark Patterson’s (development) squad. He played on Tuesday against
Bournemouth and played very well.
“We have this nucleus of young players who we
are trying to build up through Patto’s group for developing,
training and working for the next two years and the club is in good
hands. We are busy working on that behind the scenes.”
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