Gillingham sign Danny East on loan from Hull City
Gillingham have strengthened their squad ahead of the weekend
with the arrival of loan signing Danny East.
Defender East joins from Championship side Hull City until
the end of the season and goes straight into the squad to face
Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.
The 21-year-old has been with Hull – his local team - since
2003, progressing through the youth ranks, but first team action
has been hard to find.
Since making his Hull debut in the Carling Cup at the start of
last season he has made just one other appearance for them, in the
FA Cup during the same campaign.
This season he was loaned out to Northampton, where he went onto
make 19 appearances. He was a second half substitute for the
Cobblers when they met the Gills back in October in
He arrives to primarily give cover to Matt Fish, whose recent
injury highlighted the lack of cover in the right-back department.
Chris Whelpdale filled in during Fish’s absence but is preferred in
a more attack-minded position.
East’s last competitive appearances came on December 8 for
Northampton in a 3-2 home defeat to Cheltenham.
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