Chorley eager for Gills stay
By Phil Jackson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Loan signing Ben Chorley has his heart set on a permanent contract at Gillingham
Loan signing Ben Chorley has his heart set on winning a permanent contract at Priestfield, as he looks to turn Gillingham's ailing season around.
The 24-year-old defender moved to Kent from Milton Keynes Dons on Friday.
He made an immediate impression for The Gills, helping them to their first win in five at home to Carlisle United on Saturday thanks to goals from Mark Bentley and Gary Mulligan.
Chorley came on for Andrew Crofts in the second half and enjoyed it so much he wants to extend his three-month stay with Ronnie Jepson's side in the long term.
"It was just great to be involved and I am pleased to be off to a winning start," Chorley told The Sun.
"I am here until January and if I can do enough during that time and the manager likes me I would like to get something sorted.
"He is the sort of manager that you enjoy playing for because he wears his heart on his sleeve.
"I was amazed we haven't had a clean sheet all season as we looked really solid against Carlisle - it was a smashing win."
Gillingham face League One strugglers Chesterfield next on Saturday, as they look to continue their push up the table.