Gillingham boss hopeful of signing Millwall striker Marquis


GILLINGHAM manager Justin Edinburgh is hopeful of signing out-of-contract Millwall striker John Marquis on a permanent basis.

Marquis’s contract expires in June but he has been offered terms on a new deal at The Den.

The 22-year-old scored ten times in 21 appearances for the League One club during the second half of last season.

And Edinburgh is keen to add Marquis permanently to his side this summer after a successful loan spell.

Speaking to his club's official website, Edinburgh said: “John’s contract expires at the end of the season and over the next couple of weeks we will have a greater idea of the situation.

“But John loved his time here and having spoken to him he wants to come back here and we want him here so we are hopeful something will happen.”

“Millwall has been the club that has given him an opportunity but I perhaps feel that he think it’s a realistic one here and he’s had a real good go at it.

“He’s found some form, he’s taken to the club and feels part of the team.

“Until deals are concluded there are always opportunities of it not being successful.”

Jay Taylor


25 thoughts on “Gillingham boss hopeful of signing Millwall striker Marquis

  • May 11, 2015 at 09:19

    To be honest can't see him coming back to the den unless he wants to go back to the subs bench gillingham offering him 1st team football week in and out. Can't see they he would want to turn that down. Good player don't get me wrong just never has shined for us

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    • May 11, 2015 at 10:22

      Would you play him in the first team in front of Gregory or O'Brien... No, me neither. I think that answers it.
      We need a striker, but better than what we've got, forcing Gregory and O'Brien to play for their place.
      We need to make a new striker the top priority, and it has to be someone proven at this level and in form, may have to be a record signing. We've already got the up and coming youngster, and we've already got the gamble that may pay off, we now need in form proven quality to complete our front line and Harris given the realistic means to acquire it.

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  • May 11, 2015 at 09:23

    Do we get any money for him? I know our situation has changed, but I think Marquis coming back here would be a backward step for Millwall. He might have scored goals for Gillingham, but if we want to get promoted from League One we need to start setting our standards much higher.

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