‘He was bang average’ – These fans react to news of Gillingham’s newest recruit

Gillingham have confirmed the signing of recently released Manchester United youngster Matty Willock. 

Willock penned a two year deal with the Gills in a move which excited many Gillingham fans and their manager Steve Evans who told the club’s official website the club fought off interest from a host of clubs including Glasgow Rangers to land the twenty-two-year-old.

The midfielder failed to make a first-team appearance for United and spent much of his career at Old Trafford out on loan. He spent time in Holand with FC Utrecht and in Scotland with St Johnstone before linking up with St Mirren at the start of last season.

The spell in Paisley was cut short with Willock returning to Manchester after five months of a season-long loan. He then went to League Two Crawley Town for the second half of the season making eleven appearances for the Red Devils.

While his signing was generally seen as positive news by Gills fans, supporters of clubs Willock has turned out for soon took to social media to dampen their enthusiasm. In particular, many fans of St Mirren and St Johnstone gave far from rave reviews of the young player with some questioning Evans claim that Rangers were keen on the youngster.

Here is a selection of their responses on Twitter.

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