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Match Previews


24 August 2015

Match Previews


24 August 2015

We bring you the latest team news, manager comments and odds as Gills prepare for a trip to St. Andrew's

Capital One Cup Second Round
St. Andrew’s
Tuesday August 25
Kick-Off, 745pm

Team News:

Cody McDonald (knee) was an unused substitute on Saturday after recovering from injury but might make a return midweek.

Doug Loft (calf), Aaron Morris (hamstring) and Emmanuel Osadebe (calf) are all likely to sit out.

As for Birmingham new striker Nicolai Brock-Madsen is likely to make the squad if the club receive international clearance.

Youngsters Viv Solomon-Otabor and Reece Brown will both be in the squad with Jon Toral, Michael Morrison and Tomasz Kuszczak among those who could be rested.

Manager Comments:

Justin Edinburgh says his players will not travel to Birmingham thinking there is nothing to lose, he feels there is a big chance to progress to the next round.

He said: “I don’t go there with that mentality, that is rubbish as far as I’m concerned.

“There is an opportunity to get through to the next round of the cup and financially that rewards the Football Club and for these players to win another match.

“It’s all to gain and that’s what we will look to do.”

Gary Rowett: “We have got players who can handle the ball, we have got players who can cover the ground physically, we have got players who can beat players one-v-one.

"We might not have the household names or millions to spend but we have got a really good group."

Previous Meetings:

The clubs haven’t met since November 2001 when a 1-1 draw was played out at MEMS Priestfield Stadium. An own goal from Darren Purse was cancelled out by a Marcelo strike on 63 minutes.

In total the teams have only met on seven occasions and the Gills have never beaten the Blues in any competition. The above draw is the only time the Kent club have obtained a result against City, the other six matches won by Birmingham.


Birmingham win – 19/20
Draw – 5/2
Gillingham win – 13/5
Special Bet – Brennan Dickenson to score first in a 2-1 Gills win: 85/1

For more odds, courtesy of Sky Bet click here or the box below.


All of the ticket information, and coach departure times, ahead of the game can be accessed here.

Supporters can purchase tickets on the evening of the match.


Referee - Graham Salisbury
Assistant Referee 1 - Richard Wigglesworth
Assistant Referee 2 - Jonathan Hunt
Fourth Official - Ollie Yates

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