Gillingham: Ricky Holmes, Graham Burke, Tahvon Campbell and Leonardo da Silva Lopes sign

Graham Burke
Graham Burke has scored two goals in 15 appearances for Preston

Gillingham have signed Sheffield United winger Ricky Holmes, Preston forward Graham Burke, Forest Green striker Tahvon Campbell and Wigan midfielder Leonardo da Silva Lopes, all on loan.

The quartet have all joined the League One club until the end of the season.

Holmes, 31, played 19 games on loan at Oxford earlier this term, while Burke, 25, scored twice for Preston this term.

Former West Brom man Campbell, 22, joined Forest Green last summer, which was when Wigan signed Lopes, 20.

Republic of Ireland international Burke, Campbell and Lopes could make their debuts against Coventry on Saturday, but Holmes is not yet fully fit following a back injury.

Meanwhile, owner Paul Scally has told BBC Radio Kent that the club rejected "two significant offers" for striker Tom Eaves, who has scored 15 goals this season.

"Tom's been a fantastic professional and a great player for Gillingham. He's also a great lad," said Scally.

"He wants to play in the Championship, like every player should, and we had two offers in the afternoon which in normal circumstances I would have taken.

"But Tom is such a big part of our team. I had a discussion with him and explained why we wanted to keep him, but equally understood that he wanted to play at a higher level.

"In fairness to Tom, he was fantastic, He loves the club and wants to stay, so on that basis we turned down the offers."

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