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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
12:49 20th December 2014

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We look ahead to Saturday's game

GILLINGHAM V CHESTERFIELD
Sky Bet League One
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday December 20
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Peter Taylor has a near fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Saturday’s visit of Chesterfield.

Danny Kedwell could feature after playing for the development team midweek, although Luke Norris and Brennan Dickenson’s performances against Doncaster could see them continue in attack.

Danny Galbraith could make his home debut after being a second half sub at the Keepmoat, while Amine Linganzi and Josh Pritchard are also available.

Callum Davies (ankle) is a long term absentee and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.

As for Chesterfield they will be without the suspended Sam Morsy and Dan Jones. The former serves his first of a three match ban while the latter misses out for a third successive match before becoming eligible again.

Georg Margreitter returned to parent club Wolves after the defeat to Bradford City last weekend with his three month loan deal having expired.

Ian Evatt could return following a head injury with Eoin Doyle’s fitness will be left until the last minute following a hamstring strain.

Manager Comments:

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Peter Taylor: “I spoke to Darren Ferguson when they played Peterborough and he said they were one of the best teams they played.

“We have to take their strengths into account but also make sure we can cause them some problems aswell.”

Paul Cook: “It’s a tough game for us, we’ll be leaving early and prepare well – I’m looking forward to seeing Peter and the challenge of us trying to get three points.”

Previous Meetings:

February 23, 2013: Chesterfield 0-1 Gillingham

September 1, 2012: Gillingham 1-1 Chesterfield

May 7, 2011: Chesterfield 3-1 Gillingham

January 25, 2011: Gillingham 0-2 Chesterfield

April 18, 2009: Chesterfield 0-1 Gillingham

In total the two sides have met on 64 occasions – of those the Gills have won 29, Chesterfield have 20 victories with the other 15 being a draw.

Betting:

Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the Football League, make Chesterfield the slight favourites for all three points at 23/20. The Gills are priced at 9/4 with a draw at 12/5.

Luke Norris is 7/1 to score first while Bradley Dack is at 12/1 for the same bet.

Special Bet: John Egan to score first in a 2-1 Gillingham victory – 170/1.

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A full betting preview can be read here.

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Officials:

Referee - Christopher Sarginson
Assistant Referee 1 - Jake Hillier
Assistant Referee 2 - Sam Purkiss
Fourth Official - Adam Crysell

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