Former Yeovil Town loanee Ben Nugent has become a free agent. The ex-Cardiff City and Crewe Alexandra centre-back has decided to reject a contract offer with League One side Gillingham, with the implication being that the 25 year old is after more regular first team football.
Nugent featured in 27 matches for the third tier side last season, but has found his position under hefty competition, with former Glovers Max Ehmer and Alex Lacey also on their books and competing in that area. Manager Steve Lovell said that Nugent's decision to leave Priestfield stemmed from a conversation where he told him that he would not be guaranteed a place in the side as things stood:
"I couldn't guaranteed him a start. Ben is great and he would have stayed. I have been honest with him and said 'you might as well find yourself another club' because we have got three centre halves and perhaps another one who could come in and play there."
Nugent was a 2014-15 season Yeovil Town player, whilst on the books of Cardiff City, playing under Gary Johnson. However, his time rapidly dried up after Johnson left the club, with that season also leading to his departure from Cardiff. He joined Crewe Alexandra in the summer of 2015, where he became a regular, with 63 appearances across two seasons. That earned him his move to Gillingham, but he has featured in under half of their fixtures.
Link: Ben Nugent : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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