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GILLINGHAM FC V MK DONS: MATCH PREVIEW

13 February 2015

We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds ahead of MK Dons visit to Priestfield in League One

GILLINGHAM V MK DONS
Sky Bet League One
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday February 14
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Joe Martin (ankle) is 100% fit once again after coming on as a second half substitute against Peterborough earlier in the week.

Josh Pritchard (calf) will be assessed Friday to see if he is fit to be in the match squad, although Aaron Morris (hamstring) is still a week away from first team consideration.

Amine Linganzi (hamstring) is fit again after coming through a development game on Wednesday unscathed.

As for MK Dons David Martin (hamstring) is expected to start after playing the full 90 minutes against Bradford on Monday night. Ben Reeves (hamstring) is set to make a comeback after missing the last five games.

Dean Bowditch (hamstring) will be assessed up until kick off with the likes of Devante Cole and Will Grigg available should Karl Robinson wish to make changes.

Management Comments:

Justin Edinburgh: “I know Karl well and I know he was there with his staff assessing us so I’m sure he will be making his players fully aware of what we are about and the threats we pose.

“On the other side we’ve got to show them the respect they deserve, they’ve had a good season and are one of the top teams in the division.”

Karl Robinson: “He [Justin] is a good friend of mine and I know that he’s somebody who has had to work harder than most.

“What he did at Rushden & Diamonds was incredible considering all that went on there. He then went into Newport County, who were in the Conference, and got them promoted and then competing in League 2.

“I went to see Gillingham play on Tuesday and I was able to wish him luck. I was also speaking to the Gillingham chairman after the game and I told him that he’s got a great one in Justin, both as a manager and as a person.”

Previous Meetings:

August 9 2014 – MK Dons 4-2 Gillingham
March 25 2014 – MK Dons 0-1 Gillingham
October 5 2013 – Gillingham 3-2 MK Dons
March 27 2010 – Gillingham 2-2 MK Dons
October 17 2009 – MK Dons 2-0 Gillingham

In total the two clubs have met on 12 occasions, both sides having won four games each with four draws also being played out.

Betting:

MK Dons are the favourites to clinch all three points with odds of 8/11. Gillingham are 7/2 to clinch victory with the draw at 14/5.

Special Bet: John Marquis to score first in a 3-2 Gillingham win – 195/1.

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Officials:

Referee - Keith Stroud
Assistant Referee 1 - Carl Brook
Assistant Referee 2 - Andrew Laver
Fourth Official - Adam Crysell


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