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Preview: Gillingham

11 November 2014

A look ahead to Tuesday night's game

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Darren Sheldrake

Assistants:William Bull and Richard Hulme

Fourth Official: Tim Robinson

 

TEAM NEWS

Sonny Bradley is available after recovering from a virus while Mat Sadler returns to play the final game of his loan spell. Dean Leacock is suspended for this game after collecting five bookings.

Gillingham have no fresh injury worries after going out of the FA Cup on Saturday.


VIEW FROM INSIDE THE CAMP

John Gregory: "When we played Gillingham in the league a couple of weeks ago it was a pretty even game. Tuesday will probably be the same but I am looking for and expecting a big performance from my players. They know they let a lot of people down on Saturday and now they need to stand up and be counted."

 

Peter Taylor, Gillingham manager (pictured): "The performance on Saturday (against Bristol City in FA Cup) was a positive one, especially in the second half. I expect us to take that into what is an important game for us on Tuesday at Crawley."

 

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the eighth meeting between the teams in League and Cup and the third in this competition. 

Reds were a non-league side when we lost 2-0 to Gillingham in the first round of the LDV Vans trophy in October 2005 and two years ago we beat the Kent side 3-2 in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. 

In the five league games there have been two wins apiece and a 1-1 draw last month at the MEMS Priestfield. Gillingham's only win at Crawley was on Boxing Day 2011 when they came from behind to triumph 2-1 after Claude Davis had been sent off. Matt Tubbs had put Reds in front with a penalty.

 

JOHNSTONE'S PAINT TROPHY QUARTER-FINAL TIES

Tonight

Bristol City v AFC Wimbledon

Bury v Tranmere Rovers

Leyton Orient v Northampton Town

Tomorrow

Coventry City v Plymouth Argyle

Walsall v Sheffield United

Tuesday, November 18

Doncaster Rovers v Notts County

Tuesday, November 25

Oldham Athletic v Preston North End


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TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for this game cost from as little as £1 for under-16s with adults admitted for £10 and concessions £5. All the details can be found by clicking here.




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