Olly Lee split opinion amongst the Hearts support last season, but now he is out on loan at League One side Gillingham.

The midfielder played 41 times for the Jambos and racked up some impressive stats, scoring six times and notching 12 assists, the most assists of anyone at the club last term.

Assist king. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

His performances on a game-by-game basis weren’t consistent enough though and starts became rarer as the season wore on. He made one start in the last 11 games of last term.

Now Lee is at the Gills, where he is fighting for a regular starting berth


Lee is getting regular games at Gillingham

So far this term, Lee has featured 13 times for Gillingham with eight starts. His career at the Priestfield Stadium got off to the perfect start, netting two in a 5-0 win over Bolton.

A good start. (Photo by David Horton – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He would have to wait until an FA Cup tie with Sunderland at the start of this month before he got his next goal, albeit in fortunate circumstances. His free kick was directed straight at former Jambo Jon McLaughlin, who dropped the ball between his legs and into the net.

90 minutes will be the regular thing Lee will aim for, as he’s only had four 90 minute appearances. Lee’s still managing to contribute a goal though in almost every other game.

Hearts are looking for a new manager and Lee is only on loan at Gillingham until January. There is a small chance that the new boss could like the look of Lee and opt to throw him back into Jambos action.

Lee is featuring regularly for Gillingham. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Lee’s desire to return south though during the summer makes this scenario unlikely, but if he keeps up his goal contribution rate, the new Jambos manager may have something to think about.

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