BEN THOMPSON will be released by Gillingham at the end of June, only six-months after leaving the Lions.

The midfielder left The Den in January after falling down the pecking order under manager Gary Rowett.

Thompson would go on to join the Gillingham in League One, at the time the signing was believed to be a good piece of business by the lower league club.

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The 26-year-old played 17 times for the Gills, but was unable to help them avoid relegation to League Two.

However, Thompson's new club has announced that he will be leaving the club once his contract expires.

Thompson will be joined by Mustapha Carayol, Aaron Chapman, Ryan Jackson, Harvey Lintott, Danny Lloyd, Christian Maghome, Vadaine Oliver and Gerald Sithole.

Manager Neil Harris will now plan to rebuild his squad in a bid to return to League One at the first time of asking.

Thompson will now go onto the free-agent list and will be looking for another club ahead of the next season.

During his time at Millwall, Thompson made 141 league appearances, scoring nine goals.

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