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Striker Conor Wilkinson arrives on two-year deal

Former Bolton man was loaned out eight times over four years before eventually finding himself a new home at Priestfield



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Gillingham have added another striker to their ranks with the signing of former Bolton Wanderers front man Conor Wilkinson.

The six-foot-three forward joins Tom Eaves at the Gills in what could become a sizeable striking tandem at Priestfield after putting pen to paper on a two-year contract.

The 22-year-old has already become something of a journeyman, with Bolton loaning out the young striker no less than eight times to seven different teams as he’s tried to find his feet at Football League level since initially plying his trade as a youth player at Millwall.

So far in his career Wilkinson has made 70 senior appearances, scoring 10 goals. Notably he netted twice against the Gills last September during his loan spell at struggling Chesterfield.

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Speaking to the official GFC site after completing the deal Wilkinson said: “I’m delighted to get it over the line.

“It’s been going on for a while now, so it’s nice to get here and sign everything.

“Ady (Pennock) and Peter (Taylor) spoke very highly of the club and now I’m just looking forward to pre-season and getting up to speed.”

Wilkinson in action

Check out Wilkinson’s brace for Chesterfield as he scores the Spireites first and third goals against the Gills in a 3-3 draw last season.