West Ham United youngster Matt Fry has extended his loan deal at Gillingham for a third month.
The centre-back has been ever present since making his league debut for the Gills in October's 2-0 defeat by MK Dons.
Fry has made a total of 10 league and cup appearances for the League One outfit and will remain with them until after the Christmas period.
Manager Mark Stimson said: "We've taken his deal up for a further month now, so that's good and there is a possibility that at the end of that month it can be extended to the rest of the season.
"It's massive for us because a left-footed centre-half is like gold dust and with Josh Gowling missing for two games it's really important that we've been able to keep him."