GEORGE HANDED GILLS TRIAL
By Stuart James
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hessenthaler confirmed his interest in the 22-year-old in December and he will arrive at Priestfield on Monday for a week's trial.
George saw a move to Second Division Colchester collapse last month when he failed a medical, but he hopes to put his injury problems behind him and impress the Gills chief, who remembers him from a previous match.
"Liam will be here on Monday and will be training with us for a week," Hessenthaler told the club's official website.
"This will give us a good chance to have a look at him and see what he's about.
"I'll play him in our reserve game away to Portsmouth next Wednesday and we'll see what happens.
"He's a good footballer and stood out when we played Luton a while back." Meanwhile, Hessenthaler will not be extending the loan of Wolves striker Robert Taylor.
Taylor has failed to score in 11 appearances since his return to Priestfield, where he was such a success during the 1998-99 campaign.