Date: 27th June 2016 at 5:19pm
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Goalkeeper Stuart Nelson has signed a new contract and Gillingham, and Billy Knott has given his first proper interview since joining from Bradford.

Not a lot of news, but a bit of a recap.

Last week 34 year old goalkeeper, and Number 1 signed a new two year extension at Gillingham.

Having joined back in 2012 he will now remain at Priestfield until the summer of 2018.

Being an ever present last season, he helped us to 14 clean sheets and finished third in the Player of the Year vote.

As for Knott, he joined as a free agent from Bradford following the expiry of his contract, and he’s spoken about two quick games against his local side, Southend United, at the beginning of the campaign as we face them on League One opening day and in the first round of the League Cup.

Speaking to the Official Website he explained.

‘I can`t wait for the opening game against my local team Southend. Family and friends will be there and I hope we can get off to a positive start. It will be good to play against some big clubs that have come down – Bolton, Charlton and MK Dons are all going to be good teams in this league.’

With the 23 year old taking in loan spells at AFC Wimbledon, Woking, Wycombe Wanderers and Port Vale before making the move to Valley Parade, he’s over coming up against some familiar faces this season.

‘AFC Wimbledon away is an exciting game for me. I loved my time there and the fans were great. I am glad they are getting back to where they belong.’

With two years, 79 appearances and eight goals at Bradford, he’s relishing those ties as well.

‘I`m obviously looking forward to playing against Bradford, but I am fully focused on my new team and not worried about anyone else. When I played against the Gills last year I liked the way they played, with rotation and fast, attacking football. Now that the fixtures are out I can feel the season getting closer. I can`t wait to get started, and hopefully it will be a good year for our fans, team and staff.’

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