Leon Legge's decision to join Gillingham was influenced by advice from former team-mate Myles Weston
By Luke Cawdell
Leon Legge revealed that a key factor in choosing to join
Gillingham was a glowing reference from his former team-mate Myles
Both players grew frustrated at a lack of first team action with
League 1 Brentford and both have now jumped at the chance to join
Gillingham’s promotion push.
Legge’s decision to quit Brentford for a fresh challenge was
music to the ears of Gills boss Martin Allen, who was keen for an
experienced, athletic and determined central defender.
And while the Gills have become more thorough in selecting new
transfer targets, Legge (pictured) made sure he did his own
"I have known about Gillingham for a long time," said the
27-year-old. "I lived in Sussex for 23 years and I always kept an
eye out for Brighton or Gillingham results as they were the closest
clubs to me.
"I had a friend here when he was younger and he said the club
was good to play for and it’s a good opportunity for me and to be
closer to home as well.
"I have also been watching Myles Weston and seeing how he is
getting on and they have been playing well. I asked him about the
club and he said he is loving his football. He was in the same
position as me when he was at Brentford.
"He wasn’t playing and just wanted to play football. He is
loving life here and he sold it to me. I said to him, ‘what’s it
like?’ and he said ‘yes, come and play here’ and that’s all I want
to do really."
Legge initially joined the Gills on an emergency loan, to enable
him to make his debut at Southend, but he has already signed a deal
which keeps him at the club until the summer of 2015.
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