Akehurst signs to add to the squad.

Mitch Brundle has added further to his squad with the acquisition of Bailey Akehurst, who will add much needed depth to the left full-back area.

Despite being a second-year scholar, Akehurst made his league debut for Gillingham in a 1–1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on 13 September 2021, having made his first senior appearance in an EFL Trophy match against Crawley Town earlier on that season. On 7 June 2022 he signed his first professional contract with the Kent side. Shortly into the 2022–23 season, he signed for Hastings United on loan, where he started out this campaign following his release from the Gills.

Welcome to Crabble, Bailey.