Published: 06:01, 10 October 2019
| Updated: 09:51, 10 October 2019
Bradley Garmston got 90 minutes for Gillingham on Tuesday night but remains available for transfer.
His appearance at Ipswich in the EFL Trophy was his first for the team this season.
Gillingham assistant boss Paul Raynor revealed that they had enquiries for the 25-year-old left-back the day before the match.
He said: “The situation hasn’t changed with Bradley and we knew that from when we came into the football club. We identified that we probably needed someone else in that position, which we have done.
“We were told by Bradley’s agent that there may be one or two clubs that are interested and we had calls on Monday asking if he was available.
“We decided to put Bradley in there to help us so we didn’t have to risk Tom O’Connor (the on-loan Southampton player who is their first-choice pick for the left-back role) because he needed a rest. He has played a lot of games in recent weeks.”
It was Garmston’s 101st appearance for the club - the first since playing in the final game of last season against Blackpool.
More on the Gills;
Gills boss Steve Evans didn’t get the reaction from Ipswich counterpart Paul Lambert that he was hoping for in the match at Portman Road.
Evans had offered the hand of friendship pre-match, willing to move on from their public spat in the league encounter at Priestfield last month.
But Lambert wasn’t so keen and told the press in Ipswich before the game he wasn’t prepared to shake hands with Evans and that he would ‘never interact with him again after that’.
Lambert, upset at accusations made by Evans about comments made on the touchline at Priestfield, did at least shake hands with Gills goalkeeper coach Simon Royce pre-match.
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