Youngster Gill bags a deal at Polish Premier side Korona Kielce after good impression
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Islington-born midfielder Johnny Gill has been handed a three-year-deal at Polish Premier League side Korona Kielce.
The 18-year-old joined from fourth division side Watra Bia?ka Tatrzanska where he impressed for a short spell that lasted around four months.
The youngster then attracted interest from Korona Kielce and Górnik Zabrze, but he opted to head off to a training camp with Kielce in Turkey, where he impressed the coaching staff and earnt himself a permanent deal.
Gill, who plays as a winger, used to attend Canonbury Primary School where he enjoyed plenty of footballing success including coming up against some current Premier League stars such as Tottenham Hotspur full-back Ryan Sessegnon.
He himself had a trial at Spurs at the age of 10 but was unsuccessful before being offered deals by both Charlton Athletic and Leyton Orient.
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The midfielder joined the O's and remained in their youth set-up until the age of 16 but he was not given a scholarship deal and swiftly moved on to Woking.
Dad Marty Gill said: "The hard work is having some fruition, all those early Sunday mornings, and the mini bus trips with Leyton Orient and trials feel like they've paid off.
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"I'd love to go out there, it starts this weekend, but there is no guarantee he will feature but he does have a shirt number 16 and is in the first-team.
"I will try going out there as soon as I possibly can, I was thinking of going at half-term with his little brother."
Gill did not feature for the first team in their last league fixture of the season as they drew 0-0 with Gornik Zabrze.
He did however play for the reserves as they lost 4-0 to Pogon Grodzisk Mazowiecki.
The youngster will be hoping to work his way into the first team on a regular basis in the near future.