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GILLINGHAM FC V BRADFORD CITY: MATCH PREVIEW

10 April 2015

We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds as the Gills prepare to welcome playoff chasing Bradford to Priestfield

GILLINGHAM V BRADFORD
Sky Bet League One
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday April 11
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Joe Martin (hamstring) is back in training but this match has come too soon for him. Danny Galbraith (hamstring) should be fit for action if picked.

Other than that Justin Edinburgh has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

As for Bradford, Christopher Routis will miss out through suspension after being sent off in the 3-0 defeat to Preston at Valley Parade.

Gary MacKenzie (ankle) and Andrew Davies (hamstring) have also been out through injury but Phil Parkinson will be hoping at least one of them is fit enough to play.

Midfielder Andy Halliday (hamstring) remains doubtful after missing the last four matches, so teenager Dylan Mottley-Henry is hoping to retain his place in the squad.

Winger Mark Yeates (shoulder) could play a part.

Manager Comments:

Justin Edinburgh – “In Hanson and Stead they have two strong centre forwards that will cause any defence a handful, which they showed in their cup run against Premier League opposition.

“What we have to do is impose on ourselves on them; it will be a stern test for our back line.”

Phil Parkinson – "This is a pivotal game for us - there is no question about that. The next game is always the biggest but this one in particular is a pivotal one for us.

"Despite the injuries we have around the squad, the challenge is to roll up our sleeves and get back on the bus after the game with the points.

"If we do that, we'll still be in with a chance.”

Previous Meetings:

The clubs last met in November at Valley Parade when Antonio German struck in stoppage time to earn the Gills a 1-1 draw. The last match at MEMS Priestfield Stadium saw City take all three points back to Yorkshire with Gary Jones scoring the winner inside the first 10 minutes.

In total the teams have met on 44 occasions – of those the Gills have won 19, Bradford have won 12 and the other 13 have been draws.

Betting:

Gillingham win – 2/1
Bradford win – 13/10
Draw – 12/5

Special Bet: Luke Norris to score first in a 2-0 Gills win – 66/1.

A full betting preview can be read here.

For more odds across a variety of markets click the box below.



Officials:

Referee - Paul Tierney
Assistant Referee 1 - Alan Dale
Assistant Referee 2 - Ashvin Degnarain
Fourth Official - Nigel Lugg

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