JESSE STARKEY (Midfielder)
Signed on Friday, played on Saturday at the start of a loan spell that began at Harlow Town in early December 2017. Made the move permanent after the expiration of his contract with Gillingham, a few weeks later, in mid-January. Started out as a young lad at Portsmouth before a move to Chelsea in 2006 where he earned a scholarship in 2012. Despite being a regular in their under-18’s, he wasn’t offered professional terms and subsequently joined hometown club Brighton & Hove Albion in the Summer of 2013. After nearly four years with The Seagulls he ventured west to Swindon Town and started the final game of last season at Charlton Athletic. Signed for Gillingham in September 2017, coming off the bench against Scunthorpe United a week later and scoring in The Kent Senior Cup against Phoenix Sports in October. Found the net for the first time in a red shirt at home to Folkestone Invicta on 10th February 2018.