Date: 16th January 2016 at 2:05pm
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Justin Edinburgh had previously, when he brought Ben Williamson back from a loan spell with Cambridge early in the New Year, said that he wouldn’t be allowing him to return to the League 2 side with him part of his plans going forward.

That’s all changed with him not only leaving Gillingham for the U’s again he’s left on a permanent basis.

Williamson, signed on a free from Port Vale in the summer on a two-year deal after his contract with the Gills’ League 1 rivals expired, returns to Cambridge on an 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee.

The 27-year-old had enjoyed a successful loan when he scored three-goals in eight-matches, having made 14 appearances for Gillingham since his arrival.

Explaining the decision, with others also ahead of him, Edinburgh told the Official Website it was, more so with a fee involved, the right move for all concerned.

‘I’d like to thank Ben for his services while at the club, he was one of my signings and I was very pleased to get him on board. However the form of Luke Norris, Rory Donnelly and the arrival of Dominic Samuel limited his first team chances and he did very well at Cambridge while on loan. Having received a fee for the player I felt allowing him to move on was the right move for everyone involved.’

The club added thanks and well wishes.

‘Gillingham FC would like to thank Ben and we wish him all the best in his future career.’

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