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Gary Borrowdale signs for Borough

4 years ago By Patrick Mahony

Borough sign Gary Borrowdale from Gillingham

Gary Borrowdale has signed for Greenwich Borough after being released by Gillingham at the end of their pre-season programme. The 29 year old left back will now play for Borough in the Southern Counties East League.


Gary made his debut for Crystal Palace in December 2002 when he was 17 and quickly became a regular in the first team. By the time he was 21 he had clocked up his 100th appearance for Palace. He won the club's Young Player of the Year award in 2006/7 but this proved to be his last season for the Selhurst Park club as at the end of his contract he moved on to Coventry City to link up with former Palace boss Iain Dowie. Coventry paid a fee of £650k which was set by a transfer tribunal. However he had limited chances at Coventry, especially after Iain Dowie was sacked. In September 2008 Gary joined Colchester United on a month long emergency loan before becoming Paulo Sousa's first signing at Queens Park Rangers when he moved to Loftus Road, initially on another loan. The move to QPR was made permanent in January 2009.


Gary was loaned out by QPR on a number of occasions appearing for Brighton & Hove Albion, Charlton Athletic, Carlisle United and Barnet. He left QPR in the summer of 2012 when his contract expired. In February 2013 he joined Carrick Rangers for the remainder of the season. He then trialled for a number of clubs before signing for Margate in the Ryman Premier League in November 2013. After some impressive performances for Margate he returned to professional football at the end of the January transfer window when he signed for Gillingham.

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