Gillingham have completed the loan signing of Bristol City defender Robbie Cundy.
Cundy has joined Gillingham on loan for the remainder of the season, becoming the club’s fourth loan player.
The defender was recalled by City from his loan spell at Cambridge United on Monday, and his move to the Gills was confirmed soon after.
𝗕𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 🗞️ | #Gills have completed the signing of @BristolCity defender @robbiecundy on loan for the rest of the season. ✍️— Gillingham FC (@TheGillsFC) January 25, 2021
➡️ https://t.co/TLwMujL4fD. #WelcomeRobbie pic.twitter.com/zeGPAYpaxk
He has been given squad number 25, and is available for selection for the Gills’ game against Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday.
Cundy, 23, made his way through the Oxford United academy, before signing for non-league Gloucester City in 2017.
He made his way back up the football pyramid and was snapped up by Bristol City in 2019. He has spent time on loan at Exeter City, Torquay United, and Cambridge - where he made 23 appearances this season - since, and now he joins the Gills.
What it means
Gillingham have been short on centre back options since Declan Drysdale and Zech Medley both returned to their parent clubs earlier this month, and Cundy will now help solve that issue.
It’s possible he will play at centre half alongside Jack Tucker, allowing Connor Ogilvie to move back to his preferred left back position.
Gillingham manager Steve Evans told the club website: “I have tracked the lad since I first watched him for Bristol City in a closed door game last season - he was impressive.
“I was very impressed with him when he played against us earlier this season and obviously we have watched him since with interest.
💬 | Gaffer: “I have tracked the lad since I first watched him for Bristol City in a closed door game last season.— Gillingham FC (@TheGillsFC) January 25, 2021
“I was very impressed with him when he played against us earlier this season, and obviously we have watched him since with interest."#Gills pic.twitter.com/ecpLgvONeN
“He is young and ambitious, he demonstrated very clearly he wanted to join us, we all wish him the very best."
Cundy himself tweeted: "Next chapter."