Former Fleetwood Town man Kyle Dempsey signs for Gillingham

Former Fleetwood Town midfielder Kyle Dempsey has signed for Gillingham on a free transfer after his contract expired this summer.

Tuesday, 18th August 2020, 3:10 pm
Kyle Dempsey in action during last season's play-offs.

The Gills have not revealed the length of the 24-year-old's contract is but he will link up with Steve Evans' side for the upcoming League One campaign.

Dempsey was offered a new deal at Highbury in January but delayed making a decision before picking up a back stress fracture which ruled him out for most of the second half of the season, returning to come off the bench in the play-offs.

The former Carlisle United man told the Gillingham club website: ""I'm delighted to come down here and start a new chapter in my life.

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"After speaking to the gaffer last week everything was said to me in a positive way. I'm 24 years old and I needed to pick the right club where I felt I would develop my football the most."

His new boss Evans said: "Kyle is a top talent and we are delighted he has chosen us over some very big clubs in League One.

"I met his parents and, believe me, the family are salt of the earth, really genuine people. He is simply a superb signing."