Josh Eccles: Gillingham sign Coventry City midfielder on loan

Josh Eccles
Josh Eccles made 11 appearances in all competitions for Coventry last term

League One club Gillingham have signed Coventry City midfielder Josh Eccles on a season-long loan deal.

The 20-year-old played against the Gills for the Sky Blues on Tuesday in the second round of the Carabao Cup - a tie the Kent club won 5-4 on penalties.

He is a product of Coventry's academy and signed his first professional contract in 2018.

"Given the interest in the lad at our level I am delighted he has agreed to join us," Gills boss Steve Evans said.

"Our supporters will like this kid very much. I'm sure those that watched our game on Tuesday will have noted his performance."

Meanwhile, Gillingham midfielder Stuart O'Keefe will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken leg and ligament damage in their midweek cup tie.

The former Cardiff man, 29, scored four goals in 35 appearances for the Gills last season, and will have an operation next week.

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