Gills go for a Burton

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Gillingham have completed the signing of Deon Burton on a one-year deal
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Gillingham have completed the signing of Deon Burton on a one-year deal

Gillingham have completed the signing of Deon Burton on a one-year deal.

The 35-year-old striker joins the Gills on a free transfer after leaving Gabala FC in Azerbaijan earlier this summer.

The former Derby and Sheffield Wednesday striker has not played in England since the 2009/10 season, when he scored 14 goals in 44 games for Charlton.

Manager Martin Allen told the club's official website: "This has been going on now for a good few weeks and the chairman (Paul Scally) managed to pull it off.

"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 our chairman offered him a better deal and we are delighted he has agreed to sign for us."

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