Gillingham offer one-year professional contract to midfielder Jake Hessenthaler
Jake Hessenthaler has been offered a one-year professional deal
The midfielder, the son of former manager and current director
of football Andy, has impressed Gills boss Martin Allen with
his development in the past year.
Hessenthaler (pictured) is currently on loan at Blue
Square Bet Premier Tamworth, where he has started their last two
Assistant manager John Schofield said: "Technically he is very
good and a good ball player.
"It's his first step towards moving up the ladder. It's a great
for him and he deserves it."
The Gills have, however, handed Ashley Miller a free transfer
while third-year scholars Nathan Nyafli and Jack Parter have left
Alfie Coates, another third-year scholar, will not be offered a
professional deal while no decision has been made yet on Joe Carter
who has only recently returned to training following a broken
Miller, who is currently on loan at Ryman League Hythe, made his
Gills debut in 2010 at the age of 16. However, he only made five
further appearances for the Gills, his last outing coming as a late
substitute in the 2-2 draw at Bristol
Rovers last April.
The Gills also confirmed the departure of keeper Daren Hawkes,
which we revealed on
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