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WOLVES V GILLS MATCH PREVIEW

8 August 2013

We look ahead to the Gills trip to Molineux

Charlie Lee’s bruised foot didn’t prevent him being one of the substitutes against Bristol City on Tuesday and he is likely to be included again with Charlie Allen (foot) still missing after a picking up a freak injury during training.

, Gills boss Martin Allen has both QPR loanee Michael Harriman and youngster Stephen Butcher vying to fill the right-back slot. Colchester last weekend With Matt Fish having been ruled out long-term having suffered a ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament against
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Kick-off: 3.00pm
Molineux
Saturday August 10 2013
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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS v GILLINGHAM

 

Speaking after the game at Deepdale Kenny Jackett said: “It was a very good test for us today against a team I have got a lot of respect for and who are a tremendous

While the Gills succumbed to a last minute winner at home to Colchester, relegated Wolves opened their League One campaign with a point from their goalless draw against Preston last Saturday.
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The other three to miss out against the Shrimps were Bakary Sako (groin) and both Sam Ricketts and Bjorn Sigurdarson who were ill.

Wolves head coach Kenny Jackett had to make six enforced changes at Morecambe in midweek and he expects defenders George Elokobi (groin) and Richard Stearman (hamstring) along with midfielder Dave Edwards (ankle) to miss out against the Gills after the trio picked up injuries against Preston North End last Saturday.

Amine Linganzi is available again after being rested for the Capital One Cup game against Bristol City, with Myles Weston also an option as he looks to regain full fitness. club Following the game against the Robins, Gills boss Martin Allen said:

minute free-kick from Morecambe’s Ryan Williams saw Wolves on the wrong end of a giant killing as they slipped to a 1-0 defeat at the Globe Arena. th while a superb 84Bristol City won here at MEMS Priestfield Stadium Both sides bowed out of this season’s competition following defeats on Tuesday night. Sam Baldock and Jordan Wynter were the scorers as
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Wolves – Ikeme, Stearman (Elokobi 32 [Foley 78]), Ricketts, Batth, Doherty, Evans, Sako, Sigurdarson, Davis, Edwards (Cassidy 65), Griffiths Unused subs: McAlinden, Price, Ismail, Hennessey

in their own right. I don’t think either side did enough to win the game and a draw was a fair result.”

“I don’t like losing but on Tuesday, and on Saturday, the players gave everything they have got. I just keep going, and as long as they give everything I cannot ask any more, and they are.” The last time that the Warwickshire official was involved in a Gillingham game was in February 2009 when he refereed the see-saw 4-4 draw against Aldershot Town at Priestfield.

Stuart took charge of last Sunday’s televised Championship fixture between Derby County and Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park.

Fourth official: Steven Plane
Assistants: Mathew Buonassisi & Richard Martin
Referee: Stuart Attwell
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Then 14 years later Nathan Blake, Colin Cameron, Mark Kennedy (2) and Kenny Miller all found the net prior to half-time before Scottish international Miller added a second just three minutes after the interval to make it 6-0.

However there have also been two heavy defeats at Molineux. In March 1989 Andy Mutch (2), Andy Thompson (penalty), Robbie Dennison, Floyd Streete and Steve Bull were all on target as Wolves won 6-1, Pat Gavin grabbing the Gills consolation.
 
minute effort knocked Wanderers out of the FA Cup in the Third Round. rd Gillingham also won in the Black Country in January 2002 when Paul Shaw’s 53

Just over four months later Derek Hales and David Mehmet (penalty) were the scorers as Keith Peacock’s team completed a ‘double’ in a 2-0 victory at Priestfield.

The first of these took place in front of just 3,543 at Molineux on November 23. That day two goals from Dave Shearer and one from Terry Cochrane saw the Gills triumph 3-1 in Division Three – former Everton midfielder Andy King replying for the home side.

There have only been 13 previous meetings between the two sides, a dozen of which were league games while one was an FA Cup tie. Gillingham have won five of them, Wolves six, while two have ended in draws.
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