Gillingham boss Martin Allen tried to sign Lee Hughes ahead of Port Vale following his release by Notts County
Gillingham manager Martin Allen revealed
that the club made an eleventh hour bid to sign striker Lee
Hughes was released from Notts County on
Monday, where he had netted 66 goals in 146 appearances, and has
since agreed to sign for Gillingham’s League 2 title rivals Port
But Allen, who has worked with Hughes
(pictured) in the past, was keen to bring him to Priestfield
and spent Tuesday morning trying to put a deal together.
Gills’ attempts, however, were
Allen said: “We were at it all morning
trying to see if we could sort something out but he had his
agreement already put in place with Port Vale.
“Port Vale is closer to his home and, yes we
did try to get him, but it wasn’t to be and we move on.
“The chairman was set to finance it. I don’t
go banging on his door about everybody, there is lots of
speculation about all sorts of players at the moment, but I
certainly won’t be losing any sleep over it and I don’t watch the
television or pray to God we are going to get another player
Port Vale announced the completion of the
signing on Tuesday morning, on a deal until the end of the season,
and the striker will be in their squad for the trip to Priestfield
Picture: Oldham Evening Chronicle
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