Hess signs Gills deal

Gillingham have confirmed that teenager Jake Hessenthaler has signed a new long-term contract with the club.

The 19-year-old midfielder has committed his future to the club by putting pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain with the Gills until the end of the 2018/19 season.

Hessenthaler, a product of the youth academy, has spent time on loan with Margate and Tamworth and manager Peter Taylor handed him his first-team debut in November as a substitute in the 4-1 defeat by Rotherham.