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Gills make sixth summer signing
Gills make sixth summer signing

Gillingham manager Neil Harris has made his sixth signing of the summer by bringing in goalkeeper Jake Turner on a permanent deal.

The 23-year-old, who was released by the Premier League side Newcastle United in June, joins Ashley Maynard-Brewer at MEMS Priestfield Stadium who signed on a season-long loan deal from Charlton Athletic on Tuesday.

Turner began his career in the academy at Bolton Wanderers and spent time on loan with Stalybridge Celtic and Darlington before signing for Newcastle in the summer of 2019. He made two appearances for the club’s U21 side during the 2019/20 Papa John’s Trophy, making his debut away at Macclesfield.

He joined Morecambe on a season-long loan in the summer of 2020, making 17 appearances and keeping three clean sheets before being recalled by the Magpies in early 2021.

Later that year he signed for Colchester United on loan, playing against the Gills in an EFL Trophy tie at the Weston Homes Community Stadium. He made 14 appearances in total before his deal came to an end.

Jake has represented England at both U18 and U19 levels, he joins his new teammates at ME7 with immediate effect and could feature at Folkestone on Saturday.

Picture supplied by Gillingham Football Club.