Gillingham defender Connor Essam joins League 1 Crawley Town
Gillingham defender Connor Essam has left the club for League 1
Essam has not featured for the Gills under current boss Martin
Allen and Crawley confirmed his arrival there on Wednesday.
He joins on a two and a half year deal.
Essam said: "I’m really looking forward to the
"Things haven’t worked out for me at Gillingham this season but
I feel I have a lot to offer and Crawley is getting a reputation
for developing young players and I think I can improve here and
hopefully help the boys push on towards the play-offs.”
Essam, 20, is a product of Gills' youth system and made his
debut for the club in February 2012, having impressed over the
winter period with Dartford.
Sheerness-based Essam went onto make 18 appearances for League 2
Gillingham last season and was rewarded with a new three year
But he was unable to break into the first team under Allen and
instead enjoyed a loan stint with Blue Square Bet Premier Luton
Town, where he made nine appearances.
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