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NOTTS COUNTY V GILLINGHAM
Sky Bet League One
Saturday December 7
Peter Taylor has a few selection headaches ahead of this weekend’s trip to Meadow Lane.
John Mousinho (hamstring) and Elliott Hewitt (ankle) have both returned to their parent clubs after picking up injuries which have prevented them from playing for the Gills again before their respective loan deals expire.
As a result Charlie Allen has been recalled from his loan spell at Tamworth, while Steven Gregory and Amine Linganzi are still a week away from being able to play 90 minutes.
Craig Fagan remains on the sidelines for another week with the Manager confident he will be ready for the Peterborough game at Priestfield next Saturday.
As for County, they will have to make do without on loan striker Marcus Haber who is serving the second of a three match ban following his dismissal at Bradford last Tuesday.
Bradley Jordan, on loan from Charlton, could make his debut after Derry decided not to name him in the match squad for last weekend’s defeat to Brentford.
Fellow Addicks loanee Morgan Fox and Derby striker Callum Ball could start after coming off the bench in the same game.
Manager Comments:defeat at New York Stadium last week Peter called on his players to start games in a more positive fashion, and although Saturday’s opponents are bottom of the league, Peter says their style of play will still cause problems.
He said: “It will be tough because Shaun Derry has gone in there and got the dressing room right. They still look like a very attractive team and I’m expecting them to create chances, but I expect us to create chances too.
“Amine Linganzi has trained for two days this week but is not ready for 90 minutes.
“Charlie Allen trained very well today [Thursday], he won’t start but he hasn’t done himself any harm.
“Steven Gregory has trained a little this week but is more likely to be available for Peterborough.
“Danny Kedwell has had an illness and only trained today; Craig Fagan isn’t ready yet but there’s a good chance he’ll be back for Peterborough.”
The Gaffer – Shaun Derrybetween the two clubs in October, Campbell-Ryce started the game and posed a constant threat down the left side with his pace and quick feet.
He has caught the eye at previous clubs including Rotherham, Barnsley and Bristol City, and is likely to have an impact once again if he gets picked at the weekend.
He is yet to score this season, but his ability to make things happen in the final third of the pitch will give any defence a difficult afternoon.
Notts County – the season so farMEMS Priestfield Stadium as recently as October with Chris Whelpdale and Danny Kedwell grabbing the goals in the first half which proved enough to clinch all three points in Peter Taylor’s second game as Interim Manager.
Callum McGregor pulled a goal back with just over 10 minutes to go but it wasn’t enough to deny Gills a home victory.
In total the teams have met on 28 occasions, with Gillingham having the upper hand of the head to head statistics with 14 victories. Six games have been draws with County winning the remaining eight.
County: LLLLDL (1 point)
Gills: DWLLWL (6 points)
To match the Gills best away score of the season, that being a 3-0 win at Crewe, you can get a best price of 40/1, while Danny Kedwell is 6/1 to score first.
Referee - Jeremy Simpson
Assistants - Michael D'aguilar and Robert Merchant
Fourth Official - Stephen Martin
"My task is to now build a team to do it again."
Martin Allen, ManagerTue 07 May 2013