We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds as Gills prepare to welcome Sheffield United to PriestfieldGILLINGHAM V SHEFFIELD UNITED
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Sky Bet League One
Saturday August 8
Doug Loft (calf) and Cody McDonald (knee) are unlikely to make the match squad for the opening game of the season.
The duo are back in training but the Blades fixture may have come too soon for them.
Josh Wright could make his second debut for the club after signing a short term deal on Friday.
As for Sheffield United Jamal Campbell-Ryce (hamstring) could return after completing training this week.
Matt Done (broken collarbone) is out while the club continue to assess Ryan Flynn, Paul Coutts, Bob Harris, Harrison McGahey, Florent Cuvelier and Craig Alcock.
Justin Edinburgh – “We’ve gone through the gears and we are looking fit and healthy.
“We’ve looked at different formations and personnel, you want to have a winning mentality and we want to win every game we play.”
Nigel Adkins - “There is a feel good factor about the place. We had some good results, some of our performances have been good and our build-up work has been good.
"The big thing, of course, is how we do this season but, for me, we have given ourselves an opportunity to do well.”
Gillingham 2-0 Sheff Utd: Feb 7, 2015
Sheff Utd 2-1 Gillingham: Sep 27, 2014
Gillingham 0-1 Sheff Utd: Feb 19, 2014
Sheff Utd 1-2 Gillingham: Nov 16, 2013
Sheff Utd 0-0 Gillingham: Nov 6, 2004
In total both clubs have won nine of the 24 games contested. The other six resulting in a draw.
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Gillingham win – 23/10
Draw – 12/5
Sheffield United win – 6/5
Jordan Houghton to score first in a 2-1 Gillingham win – 190/1.
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Referee – Brendan Malone
Assistant Referee 1 - Carl Fitch
Assistant Referee 2 - Nicholas Cooper
Fourth Official - Matt Eva