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AFC Wimbledon sign former Gillingham midfielder Scott Wagstaff

By KentOnline reporter

Released midfielder Scott Wagstaff has found a new club.

Wagstaff became a free agent after Gills boss Steve Lovell decided against offering him a new deal.

He has signed for Gills' League 1 rivals AFC Wimbledon.

Scott Wagstaff in action for Gillingham Picture: Andy Payton
Scott Wagstaff in action for Gillingham Picture: Andy Payton

The Maidstone-born midfielder endured a frustrating two years with the Gills because of injuries.

He signed for the Gills in 2016, after leaving Bristol City, playing 57 games for the club over the last two league seasons.

Wagstaff, 28, will make an early return to Priestfield with the Dons due to visit for a league clash on Saturday, September 8.

Dons boss Neal Ardley hopes to get the best back out of him, saying: "He is somebody we've liked for a while.

"He is a wide right player, but in the last couple of seasons he has spent a lot of time as more of a defensive player and his stats have not been as good as you would expect from a wide player. We are going to try and get him back to the form of his Bristol City days when he was scoring goals and assisting goals.

"Certainly, he will be fighting for positions as an attacking player."

He links up with former Gills players Cody McDonald and Deji Oshilaja at Wimbledon. Barry Fuller and Dean Parrett have moved in the opposite direction this summer.

Meanwhile, former Gills defender Ben Nugent, who rejected a contract offer this summer, has gone on trial at Lincoln City.

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