Danny East: Gillingham sign Hull City defender on loan

Danny East

League Two leaders Gillingham have completed the signing of Hull City defender Danny East on loan until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old made 19 appearances during a spell at Northampton Town earlier this term.

"He can play in both full-back positions or in midfield and we are a bit short at the moment," Gills boss Martin Allen told BBC Radio Kent.

"We have four games in 10 days so he will go straight into our squad."

Allen added: "I saw him play for Northampton earlier in the season.

"He played full-back and I circled him on my sheet of paper - he's aggressive, athletic, hungry and has a good attitude.

"He's a character, a winner, he's tenacious and bombs forward - he will be good for us."

Meanwhile winger Ryan Williams has been recalled from his loan spell at Priestfield by parent club Fulham.