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Gills bring in latest summer signing
Gills bring in latest summer signing

Gillingham manager Neil Harris has added to his squad with the capture of former Republic of Ireland international midfielder, Shaun Williams.

The 35-year-old, who has worked with the Gills boss before during his time with Millwall, becomes the club’s second summer arrival, accompanying Will Wright who has joined Gillingham from Dagenham & Redbridge in the last ten days.

Williams, who has also played for Portsmouth and MK Dons, is a former Republic of Ireland international and operates in a defensive midfield position.

He has played close to 500 games in all competitions during his career and won promotion to the Championship while with Millwall via the play-offs in 2017. He was voted MK Dons’ “Player of the Year” in 2012-13, and also won the “Players’ Player of the Year” award.

Shaun played 35 games for Pompey last season in all competitions, starting in the 1-0 win over Gillingham at Priestfield in November 2021.

After signing his contract at ME7, Shaun said: “I am really pleased to be here; I’m excited at the opportuntiy ahead and I’m grateful to be working with Neil and David again.

“I’m a controlled kind of player, I like to get on the ball and I like to do what I can for the team. I don’t want any headlines, I like to go under the radar. I’m looking forward to getting going.”

Manager Neil Harris added: “I am delighted to get Shaun Williams within the group; an experienced player that I’ve worked with in the past. I know the characteristics that Shaun will bring to the dressing room, but also the pitch.

“He provides a calming influence, on and off the pitch, he is a leader in the changing room. He is a very, very intelligent Footballer, and quality player at the level.”

Picture supplied by Gillingham Football Club.