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GILLINGHAM FC V WIGAN ATHLETIC: MATCH PREVIEW

21 August 2015

We bring you the latest team news, manager comments, odds and officials ahead of Wigan's trip to Priestfield

GILLINGHAM V WIGAN
Sky Bet League One
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday August 22
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Aaron Morris (hamstring), Emmanuel Osadebe (calf), Doug Loft (calf) and Cody McDonald (knee) are likely to be missing for the weekend’s game.

It could be another week before any can be considered for first team consideration, although McDonald has trained this week.

As for Wigan, midfield duo Emyr Huws and Tim Chow (ankle) are still absent, as are Don Cowie (calf) and Grant Holt (knee).

Defender Jason Pearce (leg) could return after playing for the club's development team midweek.

Manager Comments:



Justin Edinburgh – “Until we get 12 or 15 games in I don’t think you can really look at form, I expect a tough encounter as we have had in all four games played so far.

“We want to replicate the performance and atmosphere that we had against Sheffield United, we are full of confidence and looking forward to the game.”

Gary Caldwell – “I went to Port Vale last Saturday to watch them and they’re a good side. They’ve had a good start, they’re playing with confidence and they’re physical.

“I played at their stadium many years ago for Coventry City and it’s a tight ground with quite a big atmosphere so we have to be ready for that and try and control the game.”

Previous Meetings:

The clubs haven’t met for over a decade, the last match taking place in February 2005. A brace from Darius Henderson giving Gills a 2-1 win over the Latics – Nathan Ellington on target for the visitors.

In total the teams have met on 32 occasions – both sides have won 13 of these matches with the other six being a draw.

Betting:

Gillingham Win – 6/4
Draw – 23/10
Wigan Win – 7/4

Special Bet: Bradley Dack to score first in a 2-0 home win – 60/1.



Tickets:

You can still purchase tickets online for collection, or visit the ticket office on Redfern Avenue prior to the game.

Wigan supporters can purchase on the day from the away turnstiles with cash only.

Officials:

Referee – Trevor Kettle
Assistants – Richard Kendall and Mark Mellor
Fourth Official - Ashvin Degnarain


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