Date: 3rd June 2021 at 1:40pm
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Gillingham have confirmed the signing of 29-year-old Olly Lee after the player was released by Scottish Championship champions, . 

Lee spent the second half of the 2020/21 season on loan at the Gills and scored 5 goals during his 25 appearances for the club, having also had previous stints at Gillingham in 2012 well as in the 2019/20 season.

Son of former England and Newcastle player Rob, the midfielder spent three years under contract with Scottish side Hearts, where he scored nine times in 58 games for the Jam Tarts before making his move to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Many Gillingham fans reacted positively to the signing of the former , Luton Town and West Ham United midfielder…

“What we’ve been waiting for”

Source: @lillegs85

signing”

Source: @Simondo85 

“Boom”

Source: @EmlynTimmons

“Excellent news”

Source: @RonWheatcroft 

“Love this”

Source: @NickyR43 

“Good signing”

Source: @j_wh1ttaker 

Gillingham manager Steve Evans told the Gillingham club website that the attacking midfielder is ‘an excellent addition’ to the squad as well as suggesting that he’s played an ‘integral role in the last couple of seasons.’

“Olly has played an integral part in a great run of form the team delivered over the last two seasons.

“He has taken his time to think everything through and has met up with several EFL 1 managers who were keen to sign him; at times last season he was simply outstanding.”

“We have talked for hours about football in these last few weeks, he is without doubt an excellent addition to the squad we are working really hard to put together.”

The Gills finished tenth in League One this season, finishing seven points outside the play-off places and they will be hoping Lee is a signing that can help guide Gillingham towards the play-offs next season.