Ady Pennock has pleasantly satisfied Gillingham supporters so far this transfer window with the strengthening of their back line, which was one of the first issues that had to be addressed in the head coach’s tenure at Priestfield.
Following the retained list which was released last month, the Gills had just one first-team defender in the form of skipper Max Ehmer, and have still got work to do in order to increase the options across the back-five/three.
If the transfer budget is restricting potential arrivals then Pennock should make a couple of loan acquisitions with one being West Ham United defender Josh Pask, who had spent some time in Kent last season.
The teenager made ten league appearances, but was brought in by previous boss Justin Edinburgh, and received an abundance of disapproval in the televised fixture at home to Sheffield United after his bemusing handball to concede an injury-time penalty.
Of course, every player makes mistakes and it is how they develop to become better footballers, something I am sure Josh Pask has ensured he’s done since returning to the Hammers in January.
Gillingham have already signed up highly-regarded centre-backs Alex Lacey and Gabriel Zakuani so the 19 year-old, is at best, going to be back-up and that is why I have suggested the boss makes a swoop for him.
This ensures the tight budget goes towards other areas of the pitch and Pennock doesn’t make the same mistake as Edinburgh of bringing in players on high wages who don’t meet the standard.
Gillingham fans, if he was just a back-up would you welcome Josh Park to Priestfield? Can his inexperience somewhat help us in passion? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!