The former Gills FC player Mark McCammon has been awarded £68,728.42 plus costs at a hearing in Ashford after a tribunal ruled he had been subject to racial victimisation.
Martin Allen is unveiled as the new manager of Gillingham Football Club as they face being ousted from their training ground for unpaid bills. Click above for the full report
The former Barnet and Brentford boss has been unveiled as the new manager of Gillingham football club at a press conference.
Martin Allen is widely expected to be named as the new Gillingham manager later this afternoon.
Reports circulating this morning claimed the former Barnet and Brentford boss was on his way to Kent to be unveiled at a press conference at Priestfield at 4pm.
Allen was in charge at Underhill for a three-game spell at the end of last season and oversaw two wins in that stay, including a final day victory which kept Barnet in the League.
A row has blown up between Gillingham football club and Kent police about how many officers will be needed at the game against Swindon. The two clubs are fierce rivals and tensions are expected at the match on April 21st. Now fans are facing a ban as Sarah Saunders has been finding out.
Kent Police has said plans to hold a match between Gillingham and Swindon behind closed doors is justified.
Chief Superintendent Alasdair Hope, of Kent Police, said: "The safety of fans attending this football match is our main priority and we are not prepared for their safety to be compromised.
"The provision of an appropriate number of police officers inside the stadium is essential, and the cost of this must be met by Gillingham FC.
"To expect Kent Police and the tax-payer to subsidise a commercial event is not acceptable. Commercial enterprises across the country pay for the policing of their events, including football matches, and no one is exempt."
Councillor Mike O'Brien, of Medway Council, said: "We have unfortunately been left with no alternative but to issue a prohibition notice on the game preventing supporters from attending."
The match between Gillingham and Swindon is due to be played on April 21.
He said the prohibition order was as a result of a dispute between Gillingham FC and Kent Police about costs and the number of officers needed to police the match.
Fans will be banned from attending a match between Gillingham and Swindon match following a row with Kent Police over funding.