We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds as the Gills prepare to travel to Vale ParkPORT VALE V GILLINGHAM
Sky Bet League One
Saturday August 15
Doug Loft (calf) could make a return to action this weekend against his former club, however Cody McDonald (knee) won’t be fit for at least another week.
Aaron Morris picked up a knock against Sheffield United and may sit out, while the fitness of Emmanuel Osadebe will be assessed at the last minute.
As for the hosts defender Remie Streete (strain) is fighting to be fit, with former Gills loanee Ryan Inniss ready to step in should he not be available.
Ajay Leitch-Smith and Uche Ikpeazu will compete for a starting place in attack.
Justin Edinburgh – “It’s a tough one; they’ve had a good start with two clean sheets so it will be a tight game.
“I’m sure Ben and Doug would like to go back and put on a good performance to make sure we try and leave there with some points.”
Rob Page – "I keep saying to them that good teams and good players go and do it again, irrespective of who they are playing against.
"That is the level of performance we expect of each other. There will be games where you can't replicate it for whatever reason, but we will endeavour to try to match that. Hopefully we can do that on Saturday.”
The clubs last met at Vale Park on January 3, the first match under the `Gang of Four` following Peter Taylor’s departure as Manager.
Cody McDonald had drawn the scores level, but Colin Daniel struck with seconds to play to give the hosts all three points in a 2-1 victory.
In total the teams have met on 47 occasions. Port Vale edge the head to head statistics with 16 wins to Gillingham's 15. The other 16 games have been a draw.
Port Vale Win – 7/5
Gillingham Win – 7/4
Special Bet: Bradley Dack to score first in a 2-1 Gills win – 55/1
For more odds across a variety of markets visit www.skybet.com/gillingham
Supporters can buy tickets on the day of the game – there is no increase in pricing.
All details, including coach information, can be found here.
Referee - Frederick Graham
Assistant Referee 1 - Dumitru Ravel Cheosiaua
Assistant Referee 2 - Nicholas Hopton
Fourth Official - Kevin Mattocks