Martin Allen brings in former Pompey striker.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

Striker Deon Burton has signed for Gillingham after rejecting an offer from MK Dons.

The 35-year-old has put pen to paper on a one year deal and could play some part in the friendly tonight against Watford.

Gills boss Martin Allen revealed the signing was down to chairman Paul Scally offering him a better deal than MK Dons had.

“We have been after Deon for a few weeks whilst he’s been training at a Division One club – they offered him a deal but this morning our Chairman offered the player a better deal and we are delighted this morning that he has agreed to sign for us on a one-year deal,” he said.

“He’s fit as a butcher’s dog – he’s got a great attitude, he’ll be good for our younger players and he will be good around the club.

“This has been going on now for a good few weeks and its good the Chairman has managed to pull it off this morning.”

The Jamaican international striker began his career with Portsmouth ahead of a £1 million move to Derby County, making 125 appearances in the Premier League.

He then returned to Fratton Park and played in their promotion-winning 2002/03 season.

He first played under Martin Allen in 2004/05, playing a key role in helping Allen’s Brentford squad reach the League One play-offs.

Recent seasons have seen Deon enjoy prolific success with Rotherham, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton ahead of a two season spell in the Azerbaijan Premier League, playing for Tony Adams club Gabala.

0 comments

NEWS WHERE YOU LIVE

News, sport, video, blogs and local information
where you live...

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 11°C

Five-day forecast

e-Edition CLICK TO READ NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, GUIDES AND NEWSLETTERS ONLINE


  • Kent on Sunday


    Kent Life


    Kent Bride


    Visit Kent


  • Community Health


    Isle


    Education for Kent


    Broadstairs Food Festival