GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017

 
 

Herd continued, “I’ve had great memories in England, I’ve spent the biggest part of my career there so far but this is my next chapter and I’m fully focussed on doing well for the Wanderers."

Versatile Herd joined Gills during last season after Jamie O’Hara’s departure but unfortunately failed to make an impact and was released by Ady Pennock in May 2017. 


28-year-old Chris Herd had all the promise but niggling injuries, plus being part of a failing team under ex-boss Justin Edinburgh, was not the best background. The capped Socceroos was a member of the humiliated Gills team that lost to non-league Brackley Town in the F.A. Cup replay. Herd made his Australian international debut in a friendly against Belgium during 2014.


Even this budding international career was blighted by injury as he was part of the 2015 Australian Asian Cup squad before he had to pull out at the start of the tournament due to an Achilles injury.

Herd continued, “I’ve had great memories in England, I’ve spent the biggest part of my career there so far but I’m fully focussed on doing well for the Wanderers."


Versatile Herd joined Gills during last season after Jamie O’Hara’s departure but unfortunately failed to make an impact and was released by Ady Pennock in May 2017.


28-year-old Chris Herd had all the promise but niggling injuries, plus being part of a failing team under ex-boss  Edinburgh, was not the best background. The capped Herd was a member of the humiliated Gills team that lost to non-league Brackley in the Cup.

Chris Herd’s new Wanderer’s home where he will play against Arsenal on Saturday in the ANZ Stadium.

Herd made his Australian international debut in a friendly against Belgium during 2014. Even this budding international career was blighted by injury as he was part of the 2015 Australian Asian Cup squad before he had to pull out at the start of the tournament due to an Achilles injury.


Chris had started his career with Aston Villa in 2010, staying five years and making 36 appearances, scoring just the one goal spending most of the time on loan with various clubs. Before signing for Gills on a one-year deal in May 2016 Herd had signed a two-year deal in April with his Aussie hometown team Perth Glory before making a sensational U-turn after just seven days due to family reasons.


Herd revealed that the career of his wife, a successful wedding photographer, and unity of his family took priority over his own football interests as he explained his decision to walk away from the two-year Perth Glory contract. Now he is back and hoping to start a new chapter in his career.