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Gillingham sign defender Deji Oshilaja from Cardiff City and former Ipswich Town winger Lee Martin

Gillingham manager Justin Edinburgh has added two more players to his squad.

The Gills boss has completed a deal for Cardiff defender Deji Oshilaja, who spent the majority of last season on loan at Priestfield, has returned on another loan agreement.

Gills were keen to boost their defensive options after John Egan's departure to Brentford was confirmed at the end of last week.

Deji Oshilaja Picture: Barry Goodwin
Deji Oshilaja Picture: Barry Goodwin

“It’s a good feeling to be back, I always said I felt at home here,” said Oshilaja. “I get on well with everyone. The staff have been good to me so it was a no-brainer to return.

“You always want to build on what you did last season, and with the team we’ve got I think we can push on.”

Edinburgh has also completed the signing of former Ipswich winger Lee Martin.

The 29-year-old has been at Millwall for the last three seasons, spending time on loan at Northampton earlier this year.

Having started his career as a youth player at Manchester United, Martin had also had spells at the likes of Rangers, Sheffield United and Charlton.

Martin has penned a two-year deal at Gills. He said: "I’m delighted to be here. I spoke to a lot of the players, especially Wrighty (midfielder Josh Wright) and the manager, and they were both brilliant.

“The manager and I hit it off straight away; he sold the club to me. He’s got lots of ideas about the season ahead, he wants me to show my experience in the changing room and help the other lads.”

Gills manager Edinburgh said: “For me, Lee’s a Championship player. I think we’ve secured a real talent, somebody who can change games.

“He’s a wide player, but he can play in the number 10 role, too, so he gives us options. He’s got a wealth of experience, which will help this young group, and we’re delighted to bring him to the club.

“I think we all know Deji’s qualities. He’s a fantastic centre-half and he and Max Ehmer will form a formidable partnership this season. He played out of position towards the end of last season because of injuries, but he didn’t shirk that responsibility and that shows what he’s all about.”

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