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Gillingham goalkeeper Jamie Cumming joins League 1 rivals MK Dons on loan after being recalled by Premier League Chelsea

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Gillingham's on-loan goalkeeper Jamie Cumming has left to join another League 1 club.

Premier League giants Chelsea have called time on Cumming's spell at Priestfield following the departure of Gills boss Steve Evans at the weekend.

Goalkeeper Jamie Cumming featured 22 times for Gills on loan from Chelsea. Picture: Barry Goodwin (54261087)
Goalkeeper Jamie Cumming featured 22 times for Gills on loan from Chelsea. Picture: Barry Goodwin (54261087)

The 22-year-old, who signed for Gills last summer, had a break clause in his season-long loan in January,

Chelsea have opted to recall him and immediately agreed a new loan deal with MK Dons, who sit fifth in the table - just seven points off the automatic promotion places.

Dons' footballing style will give Cumming - who featured 22 times for Gillingham - the chance to showcase his ability to play the ball out from the back.

“I am really excited,” Cumming told iFollow MK Dons. “This is a great opportunity for me at a club with great ambition and I am looking forward to helping the team as much as I can.

“Both my spells at Stevenage and Gillingham were great for my development but this felt like the right next move for me in my career, especially with the way the team likes to play - it will give me an opportunity to show a side of my game that I would say is a strength.

“Playing competitive football week in, week out is what is all about. The pressure of having to get three points is something I thrive on and hopefully I can help this club do a lot of that and achieve its goals for this season.”

Cumming kept four clean sheets for Gills and made more saves than any other League 1 goalkeeper during his spell at Priestfield.

His departure means Aaron Chapman, who joined Gills at the start of the season from Motherwell, is set to feature against Burton this Saturday.

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