Former Hull City defender Robbie McKenzie has today signed a deal with Gillingham following his release from the KCom Stadium.
McKenzie, a 21-year-old defender, had 26 Championship appearances to his name before his release. He made his debut in the League Cup in 2017, making his league debut the following year against Rotherham United.
The youngster was born in Hull and had made 35 appearances across all competitions, but he was released at the end of their relegation season. It surprised supporters at the time, and they’ll be no less happy today to see him sign a deal with Steve Evans’ Gillingham side.
McKenzie echoed the manager’s sentiments, saying: “I’m really happy to be here; hopefully it will be a good season for everybody involved. I want to help the team out as much as I can, I’m one of those who will give 100% every time I play and Gillingham seems the perfect place to start a new chapter.
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This is a great signing for Gillingham, and it adds to the young element their squad has after picking up Zack Medley and Trae Coyle from Arsenal. In amongst that exciting youth, they have added real experience in Alex McDonald and Vadaine Oliver.
Gillingham will be robust, fast on the break and really aggressive up top, just as most Steve Evans’ sides are. Mckenzie will add a touch of promise and potential in the defence and could well be one of the best signings the Gills have made pre-season.