Gillingham complete Jo Kuffour deal

Jo Kuffour
Kuffour scored 32 goals in 130 league games for Bristol Rovers

Gillingham have signed Bristol Rovers striker Jo Kuffour on a permanent deal.

The 30-year-old only returned to the Pirates two weeks ago following a three-month loan spell in which he scored seven goals in 13 games.

The former Torquay, Brentford and Bournemouth man has signed a contract until the end of the season.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler told BBC Radio Kent: "We've made no secret that we wanted Jo to stay. The chairman's done a deal, we're delighted."

Kuffour has not trained since leaving Gillingham because of an illness but he will still travel with the squad for Saturday's League Two game against Shrewsbury.

His arrival comes 24 hours after the club announced the loan signing of Dagenham and Redbridge striker Gavin Tomlin.

Hessenthaler added: "There's no fee involved, I thought maybe Paul Buckle's departure (from Bristol Rovers) might change the situation but getting back to London is the key and he'd pretty much made his mind up.

"He was adamant he wanted to come back to London and I think that's why we got him."

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