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Max Ehmer signs new two-year contract

Influential Gills centre-half signs on for a further two years at Priestfield

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Gillingham’s influential centre-half Max Ehmer has committed himself to the club for the next two years having signed a new deal with the club.

Ehmer, 26, initially joined the Gills from Queens Park Rangers on loan back in November 2014, and eventually had his deal made permanent with a three-year contract in July 2015.

The Frankfurt-born defender, who came through QPR’s academy system, has been a mainstay at the heart of Gillingham’s defence, despite a rotating cast of centre-half partners over the past three years.

And now, after eight months of a standout season, Ehmer has been rewarded with a fresh two-year contract, which will take him to the end of the 2019/2020 season.

Speaking about his new contract, Ehmer told the GFC official website: “I’m delighted to have signed my new deal. I’m enjoying my football, the fans have been excellent and my focus now is to ensure we finish the season on a high.”

Gills boss Steve Lovell was equally pleased to see Ehmer sign on the dotted line.

“I’m really pleased Max has signed. He’s a true professional,” he said.

“He’s had a good season and this is a reward for all the hard work he has put in.”

Ehmer has made 152 senior appearances for the Gills, scoring 12 goals.