Gills land young Addick
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Gillingham have signed Charlton Athletic keeper Darren Randolph on a month's loan.
Gillingham have signed Charlton Athletic goalkeeper Darren Randolph on a month's loan.
The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international joins the League One club as cover for injured Gills number one Kelvin Jack.
The Trinidad & Tobago international picked up a knock in last Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Bradford City - thus paving the way for Randolph to potentially make a debut against Northampton Town on Saturday.
The 19-year-old, who recently signed a new two-year contract with The Addicks, spent three months on loan last season with Accrington Stanley.
Gills boss Ronnie Jepson hopes the deal can be extended beyond the initial four weeks.
"He's played competitive football, he's played in Charlton's reserves a lot, and has had good tuition down there with the coaches and everybody I've spoken to speak very highly of him, not just on the pitch but off the pitch he's a smashing lad as well, and he has a good presence, good size, so, like I said, hopefully he'll do well for us," Jepson told the club's official website.
"I've been onto this one for a couple of weeks, but I've been patient and waited a little bit until Charlton had one or two things in place, but Iain gave me his word, and he's let the lad come and I'm sure he'll be a good addition to us."