Former Carlisle United star of Cumbria Kyle Dempsey has joined a new League One club.
The Maryport midfielder has signed for Gillingham.
This follows his departure from Fleetwood earlier this summer.
Dempsey, 24, had been linked with a number of clubs, but his move to Kent sees him reunite with Gills boss Steve Evans, who he played under on a previous loan spell at Peterborough.
The former Blues academy player has said on Gills’ website that he is ready for a fresh start at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
Dempsey said: âI am delighted to come here and start a new chapter in my life.
âAfter talking to the gaffer last week, everything was said to me in a positive way.
“I’m 24 and had to choose the right club where I thought I would develop my football the most.”
Dempsey has spent the past four years with Fleetwood, making 46 appearances on loan from Huddersfield as of 2016/17, then another 100 after making the move permanent.
He had previously joined Huddersfield from Carlisle in 2015, after breaking onto the first-team stage as a teenager at Brunton Park, making 51 appearances under Graham Kavanagh and Keith Curle before advancing to the Championship.
Gills manager Evans added: “Kyle is a top talent and we are delighted that he picked us out of some very big League One clubs.
âI met his parents and believe me family is the salt of the earth, really genuine people.
“They wanted their boy to join a manager who fully believed in him and I’m so glad he’s here.
“It’s just a superb signing.”
Former Dempsey Blues teammate Patrick Brough has meanwhile signed a new two-year contract with newly promoted Barrow.
Man Silloth’s new contract keeps him at Holker Street until 2022.