Knights sign Scottish veteran
The NZ Knights have signed another player with extensive English Premiership and international experience.
Seasoned former Scottish international Scot Gemmill will add further experience and steel to the Knights midfield, the signing coming just days after the news that leading Australian midfielder Richard Johnson had joined the Knights.
Gemmill, 35, brings extensive experience in the English Premiership with some nine years at Nottingham Forest in the early 90's and over four years at Everton in the late 90's and early 2000's.
Since finishing with Everton in 2004 Gemmill has played with Preston, Leicester and most recently Oxford.
Knights Head Coach Paul Nevin has been in negotiation with Gemmill over the last two months and has a clear understanding of the player. He says he will bring great value to the organization and is thrilled that a player with 27 international caps has been lured to the Knights.
"Scot will bring a great attitude and work ethic to the club. He is renowned for his training and has already vowed to be the fittest at the club. With Scot alongside Richard Johnson we are building a formidable and experienced midfield that will provide us with a strong platform to play from. Scot is quality through and through and is a great signing for the club."
Nevin pointed out that Gemmill's value will go beyond his playing contribution.
"His skills and his huge experience will prove a huge benefit to the other players around him, particularly the young players looking to learn their trade. This boy will bring a quality to everything he does, on and off the park and as well as providing great leadership to those around him. He will be a thrill for the fans to watch and a credit to the Knights in everything he does."
Gemmill is looking forward to the opportunity.
"This opportunity is a chance to continue playing at a high level in a league that is attracting great interest here in the UK. Those who have followed my career will know I am a whole hearted player with commitment and fitness right at the top of my priorities. That won't change with the Knights. I have been more than impressed with the facilities and plans for the future at this club and after discussion with Paul Nevin had no hesitation in signing terms."