Egan links up with Gills

by Stuart Vose

Defender agrees move south.

Defender John Egan has joined League One side Gillingham.

Egan, who came through Sunderland's Academy, was released over the summer and has signed a two-year deal with the Kent club.

The defender graduated from Sunderland's U18 side and gained experience of League football during several loan spells.

He featured for Crystal Palace and Sheffield United before a stay at Bradford was prematurely ended by injury.

Egan spent the final stages of last season at Southend, whom he helped into the League Two play-offs.