Gillingham, Gillingham target free transfer swoop for League Two ace

Gillingham target free transfer swoop for League Two ace

Gillingham are keen on a move for Accrington Stanley winger Jack Nolan, according to reporter Pete O’Rourke on X.

Gillingham are apparently interested in luring the attacker down to Kent as they look to further boost their ranks ahead of another year in League Two. They finished 12th last season and were six points off the play-offs in the end.

Gillingham, Gillingham target free transfer swoop for League Two ace
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Nolan, 23, is out of contract at the end of next month and is due to become a free agent as things stand. He has been offered a new deal by Accrington Stanley, as detailed on their retained list in late April, but he is yet to sign it nearly four weeks on.

In this latest update regarding his situation by journalist O’Rourke on X, he has emerged on the radar of the Gills as they hunt for more additions. They are gearing up for life under new boss Mark Bonner after the former Cambridge United man was picked as their replacement for Stephen Clemence.

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Gillingham, Gillingham target free transfer swoop for League Two ace

Who is this?

Gillingham want Accrington Stanley winger

Gillingham have already added more firepower to their attacking department with the arrival of striker Elliott Nevitt from Crewe Alexandra.

They could now see Nolan as someone to add more competition and depth on the wing as they look to gain promotion to League One next year.

He rose up through the academy ranks at Reading before cutting ties with the Royals as a youngster in 2020.

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Walsall snapped him up and he went on to play 16 games for the Saddlers in all competitions during his time in the Midlands.

The Portsmouth-born man was then acquired by Accrington Stanley back in 2021 and has since been a key player for the Lancashire outfit.

Nolan has made 80 appearances for them in all competitions to date, chipping in with 18 goals and 18 assists.

What next?

Losing the former England youth international would be a blow for Accrington Stanley, especially to a team in the same division.

Gillingham appear to be going for it again this summer and he would be a shrewd addition if they could get him on a free transfer.

They missed out on the top seven in this past campaign which was a blow but will fancy their chances next time around under Bonner.

He knows what it takes to get out of the fourth tier having guided Cambridge United up back in 2021.

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