Josh Pritchard: Gillingham sign ex-Fulham midfielder

Gillingham have signed midfielder Josh Pritchard on a two-year deal following his release by Fulham.

The 21-year-old left Craven Cottage earlier this summer after failing to make a senior appearance for the west London club.

Pritchard recently had two spells on loan with Norwegian Tippeligaen side Tromso and Finnish side FC Honka.

"He's a very good passing midfield player that can play defensive as well," said Gills boss Peter Taylor.

Pritchard, a Wales Under-21 international, began his career at Manchester United but switched to Fulham in summer 2009.

"He's been at two very good football clubs for quite a while," Taylor told the club website. 

"He's very highly recommended from people I know and trust. He's not known over here because he hasn't played much but he knows it's time for him to get playing league football.

"I think he sees the opportunity from us as a good one."