Kenny Jackett believes the loan move to Gillingham offers Kortney Hause the perfect opportunity to continue his footballing development.
Hause, who recently turned 19, has joined the Gills on a youth loan until January 4th, aiming for regular first team football in League One to build on the impressive start to his career in League Two with Wycombe.
“Kortney has joined Gillingham on loan until January and it will be good experience for him,” said Jackett.
“Before he came to us he played League Two games for Wycombe and now having been here and bedded in well since January and had pre-season with us, this opportunity has come up.
“To go out and compete at League One level is a good chance for him and one which I think will stand both him and us in very good stead for the future.
“It all very much depends with young players and loans as to what the opportunities are.
“When one comes along and a club is looking for a left footed centre half then it is good to take.
“Peter Taylor was manager of Wycombe, not when Kortney was there, but he did know of him and it lends itself towards a very good opportunity and one we all thought was the right one to take.
“Where we are today with it is that Kortney would be behind six players in terms of a back four slot and a very good opportunity has come up in League One which Kevin (Thelwell) and myself both felt exactly the same on.
“For Kortney it is a natural progression to go from having played in League Two to League One and is a good step for him.
“If you look at Danny Batth’s progress with Colchester, then Sheffield Wednesday and then ourselves it has worked.”