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Mulligan considered other offers

Gary Mulligan
Mulligan has extended his stay at Gillingham

Gillingham striker Gary Mulligan has revealed he turned down interest from several League One clubs before committing himself to the Gills.

Mulligan, 23, told BBC Radio Kent that Huddersfield Town, where the man who signed Mulligan - Ronnie Jepson - is now assistant manager, was interested.

But no club made a firm offer so Mulligan has decided to stay at the Gills for another season.

He said: "I talked to my family and considered this was my best option."

The 23-year-old made 30 league appearances for the Gills last season scoring five goals.

I just want to kick on now

Gary Mulligan

But he was left out for a spell when new manager Mark Stimson took over.

He said: "I was gutted really because I didn't really deserve not to be in the squad so just had to keep my head down, work hard.

"Eventually I got back in the team and I just want to kick on now."

The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international joined the Kent club on loan from Sheffield United in 2006 and made the move permanent that summer.

Mulligan has made 81 league appearances for the Gills and has scored 13 goals for the Priestfield outfit.

see also
Mulligan pens new Gillingham deal
13 Jun 08 |  Gillingham
Gillingham strengthen strikeforce
12 May 06 |  Gillingham
Mulligan eyeing a move to Gills
11 Apr 06 |  Gillingham

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