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National League side Ebbsfleet United's offer to take Gillingham's Bradley Garmston is turned down

Defender Bradley Garmston played in the Kent Senior Cup for the Gills on Tuesday night after rejecting another opportunity to leave.

Boss Steve Evans told the player he wasn’t in their plans back in the summer and has only handed him two first team appearances, both in the EFL Trophy.

Bradley Garmston making a rare appearance for the Gills in the EFL Trophy this season
Bradley Garmston making a rare appearance for the Gills in the EFL Trophy this season

The 25-year-old is believed to have down the chance to join National League side Ebbsfleet, who have named former Gills boss Steve Lovell as director of football.

Garmston has rejected several other offers of a move to play non-league football, with Dover previously registering their interest. Last month the left-back spent several days training with League 1 Southend United.

Garmston played 26 times for the Gills last season and Evans thinks the best thing for his career now is to start afresh elsewhere.

“It is down to him,” Evans said. “His contract is up in the summer and managers will look and see he has not played. The first thing managers do, like I do, is you check their stats straight away.

“The one thing you don’t do is believe an agent. I had one agent tell me a kid had played three games for Spurs but he had never been near. He said he had played in the first team but it must have been on the training ground.”


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