We bring you the latest on the Priestfield pitch ahead of the Port Vale match

Despite very heavy rainfall overnight in the Medway Towns, GFC Groundsmen Tony Provan and Jay Berkhauer have worked tirelessly this morning to clear all the surface water from the pitch at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Conditions in Gillingham at present are dry and sunny with a strong breeze helping to dry out the pitch. The referee is expected to arrive at the club at midday and we will update supporters on any further developments as soon as we can.