Gillingham sign Daggers striker Gavin Tomlin

Gavin Tomlin
Tomlin scored 4 goals in 12 appearances on loan at Torquay in 2011

Gillingham have signed Dagenham and Redbridge striker Gavin Tomlin on loan until the end of the season.

The forward, who can also play on the wing, impressed Gills' manager Andy Hessenthaler playing against the Kent club for Torquay last season.

The Gills boss told BBC Radio Kent: "He ignited Torquay's run-in, his goals were a major reason why they made it to the play-offs."

Gillingham-born Tomlin signed on the day before his 29th birthday.

"Gavin's versatility will be a real help to us, he can play anywhere across the line up front," added Hessenthaler.

A former Gills youth-team player, Tomlin has also had spells at Brentford and Yeovil, as well as a number of non-league clubs, including Kent League club Fisher Athletic.

Tomlin goes straight into the Gillingham squad for their game at Shrewsbury on Saturday 14th January.

Tomlin told the club's official website: "From a goalscoring point of view at Dagenham it's not been going well for me so I think I need a fresh start.

"Hopefully I can score a lot of goals for the club. That's my aim."

Meanwhile, Gills' teenage defender Jack Evans has extended his loan deal at Conference South club Welling United for another month.

The 18-year-old made five appearances for Welling after joining them for his first spell in December.

He has played just once for Gillingham's senior side - as a substitute in the 5-2 victory at Torquay United in October.

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