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CRAWLEY TOWN V GILLINGHAM FC: MATCH PREVIEW

11 November 2014

We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Crawley in the JPT

CRAWLEY V GILLINGHAM
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy
Broadfield Stadium
Tuesday November 11
Kick-Off, 745pm

Team News:

Peter Taylor could welcome back Callum Davies for the trip to Crawley. The centre-back has missed the last couple of weeks due to an impact injury but could be in line to return.

Aaron Morris and Amine Linganzi (hamstrings) are definitely out, while Luke Norris may have recovered from a knee problem in time to feature.

As for Crawley Sonny Bradley is available again after recovering from a virus. Mat Sadler could return in time to make his final appearance of his loan spell while Dean Leacock sits out due to a one match suspension.

Manager Comments:



Peter Taylor said: “We just need to win a match, hopefully that will be on Tuesday and it will give everyone a lift.

"Of course if you win that match you are getting much closer to a fantastic day out and Crawley will be thinking exactly the same as us.

“Some might be forced but there will be less chance of being too many changes.”

John Gregory told Crawley’s website: "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."

Betting:

Sky Bet, the Football League’s title sponsor make Crawley the favourites to win the match in 90 minutes. They are 21/20 to clinch victory in normal time with Gills at 5/2.

Peter Taylor’s side are 5/4 to qualify for the next round.

Special Bet: Leon Legge to score first in a 2-1 Gillingham win – 150/1.

For more odds across a variety of markets, and to place a bet, click the box below.



Previous Meetings:

The clubs have only met on seven previous occasions – both have three wins apiece with our only draw occurring a couple of weeks ago when Leon Legge’s header just before half time earned a 1-1 draw at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

This won’t be the first time we have met in the JPT – Crawley won 3-2 in a first round encounter in September 2012 with Bradley Dack and Lewis Montrose on target for the Gills.

A year later we were beaten by the same scoreline in a league fixture - Billy Clarke bagging a second half brace with Gary Alexander and Charlie Lee having already been sent off.

Officials:

Referee - Darren Sheldrake
Assistant Referee 1 - William Bull
Assistant Referee 2 - Richard Hulme
Fourth Official - Tim Robinson


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