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Darren Oldaker has left Gillingham and manager Steve Evans is looking to offload others before the transfer window closes

Darren Oldaker has announced his Gillingham departure and others could follow.

The midfielder was at Priestfield on Tuesday night to complete the formalities on his exit from the club, mutually agreeing to terminate his contract.

He leaves after making 21 league appearances and just seven months after penning a new deal, which ran until the summer of 2021.

Darren Oldaker watches Gillingham's game against Blackpool on Tuesday night Picture: Ady Kerry (15538008)
Darren Oldaker watches Gillingham's game against Blackpool on Tuesday night Picture: Ady Kerry (15538008)

While Oldaker is expected to complete a move to a new club, Gills boss Steve Evans has also revealed that Bradley Garmston could be moving on.

He’s recently offloaded Josh Rees to Bromley and Oldaker follows Dean Parrett (Stevenage) and Callum Reilly (AFC Wimbledon) out of the door.

Defender Garmston, who hasn’t appeared for the Gills so far this season, has been out injured of late but is available for transfer.

Evans said: “Hopefully he is back on the training ground this Thursday (today). We need everyone fit because we do have a lack of options, but Bradley has been given the option to move on. He has had some interest and we will see where that goes before the window shuts.

Bradley Garmston could be leaving the Gills as manager Steve Evans makes him available Picture: Ady Kerry
Bradley Garmston could be leaving the Gills as manager Steve Evans makes him available Picture: Ady Kerry

“We are working hard to move out players that won’t be playing a part. The boys that have left and who will leave are good kids but they are not going to play in our team. They need to go and get some football.”

Oldaker left a message for fans on his twitter page on Wednesday morning, saying: “My time at Gillingham has been amazing, the club I made my league debut and many more great memories, going to miss the dressing room like mad, the boys are great lads.

“Thankyou to all the staff that have helped me get to where I am today. Thankyou to all the fans that have supported me and to the ones that have given me stick it’s all a learning curve.

Darren Oldaker was involved during pre-season for the Gills but has now left the club Picture: Ady Kerry
Darren Oldaker was involved during pre-season for the Gills but has now left the club Picture: Ady Kerry

“I felt it was only right for me to look after myself and move on. Good luck to the rest for the season and many years to come.”

Midfielder Bradley Stevenson is also available for transfer while other young pros Roman Campbell (Sittingbourne) and Jack Morrell (Ramsgate) have gone out on loan, initially on one-month deals.

It's been an eventful first week back at Sittingbourne for Campbell.

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