Gillingham followers might be but to see new signing Callum Harriot in motion.

The participant wants time to construct up his health ranges after 18 months with out aggressive motion and supervisor Neil Harris admits the winger is “removed from over.”

Callum Harriot in action for one of his old clubs, Charlton Athletic.  He is hoping to resume his career at Gillingham but must first prove his fitness Picture: Keith Gillard
Callum Harriot in motion for considered one of his previous golf equipment, Charlton Athletic. He’s hoping to renew his profession at Gillingham however should first show his health Image: Keith Gillard

Gillingham has been scouring the free agent marketplace for additions and the previous Studying winger is seen as somebody who might make an influence if absolutely match. He has agreed a “short-term deal” with Giles and the state of affairs might be re-assessed after the Christmas interval.

Hopefully Harriet may have made her mark by then.

Gills supervisor Harris mentioned: “Callum was somebody who got here on the radar final week, he hasn’t performed soccer for 18 months, he is lower than velocity fitness-wise.

“He lives native and he initially wished to return and work with us within the quick time period. We’re going to give him the chance to show himself over the approaching weeks and see the place it takes us.”

“Callum has come briefly time period, hungry to get a possibility, and we’re missing a bit on the high finish of the pitch, he isn’t going to influence the workforce within the coming weeks however we are going to see what mid-term brings .

“He is very removed from health in the meanwhile so we’re speaking weeks, he isn’t going to influence the pitch for a lot of weeks, however his pedigree and high quality over time may be very spectacular.

“I do know him from my groups taking part in towards him, he has the tip product, he has tempo, qualities that may assist any aspect at this degree. It is one step at a time with him and I have to give attention to the group that I can management in the meanwhile who’s accessible and who’s not, and health smart we’ll choose up Callum as we go ahead ”

Harriot, 28, began at Charlton after which spent three years at Studying earlier than becoming a member of Colchester in 2019, the final aspect he performed for earlier than being launched in Could 2021.

The participant hung out out of the sport after being accused of raping a lady. He was unanimously discovered not responsible by a jury at Ipswich Crown Court docket in August, however has not performed since.

In a press release launched after the trial, he mentioned he was “devastated by the false declare” and that his profession was shattered.

He’s decided to make an influence again on the sphere and after signing on Wednesday he informed the membership he isn’t far-off from being accessible to play.

He mentioned: “I hope I can carry that magic to the sport and assist with targets and assists. I’ll all the time work arduous. I’m not far-off by way of health.

“I am coaching, I am going to put together myself so I can do what I have to do.”



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