Loanee Watch - Robbie Findley

Findley in action for Gillingham

A quick check in with the various players out on loan right now starts with Robbie Findley.

The former (and I think we can safely say former) American international has played 5 times for the Gills in his loan spell in Kent. This includes 2 starts and 3 substitute appearances. He has failed to score so far.

He started in his first two games, though was withdrawn early in one match due to a midfielder being sent off for the Gills, so he was sacrificed after 35 mins. The next game he made way after 50 mins.

His last 3 appearances have all been as sub coming on in the last third if the game, and nearly netted in his most recent game with his first touch when he came on.

The Gills aren’t exactly struggling to make chances or score, as they lead the table, so Findleys lack of goals even in League Two is a worry really.

This is a guy who famously missed from half a yard once. I haven’t been able to see any footage of his in Kent, merely going off match reports, but as I say the fact he’s now starting on the bench in League Two speaks volumes.

As much as some said it might be good to try and get him firing lower down and bring him back, even this is failing, and I am starting to think he’s never going to make it over here, and will end up back in MLS within a couple of years. It’s not as if he’s a youngster.


  1. Think this is slightly harsh, especially if you're just going off match reports rather than actual footage. I believe he got an assist on debut (though not 100% sure). So he hasn't scored in 5 appearances and as you say, in those 5 he's probably averaged around 30 mins per game at best?

    I'm not saying I want him back, and I agree that his time in England is probably coming to an end, but give the guy a bit of a chance.

  2. I live in Gillingham and went to watch them too see how he got on, when he did come on he did little not seeming to be bothered, can't ever see him making it with us and might be wrong but don't think the Gills will extend his loan with them


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