We bring you the team news, management comments and latest odds as Gillingham prepare to welcome Sheffield United to PriestfieldGILLINGHAM V SHEFFIELD UNITED
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SKY BET LEAGUE ONE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 7
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Joe Martin (ankle) is likely to miss his second successive game due to an injury picked up at Ashton Gate during the 1-1 draw with Bristol City in the JPT.
Aaron Morris and Amine Linganzi (hamstring) remain on the treatment table, but the Gills management staff have no fresh injury or suspension concerns.
As for Sheffield United, Matt Done and Jason Holt could make their debuts after signing from Rochdale and Hearts respectively.
John Brayford, Paul Coutts, Che Adams and Kieran Wallace are all available after being cup tied midweek.
The Blades have a couple of doubts with Ryan Flynn (Achilles) and Stefan Scougall (knee) battling to be fit.
Mark Patterson told BBC Radio Kent: “They’re a big club at this level, they’ve got some excellent players and we know we need to work hard and do our own jobs properly.
“We will give them the respect they deserve as they are a top team.”
Nigel Clough told the Sheffield Star: “We could put ourselves right back in the mix if we have a good February - there are a lot of winnable games coming up and we need to build on our very good win over Swindon last weekend.”
The two teams last met on September 27 when a magnificent strike from Luke Norris nearly gave Gillingham all three points at Bramall Lane.
However the visitors found the net twice in the last six minutes to take the win.
In total the two teams have only ever met on 23 occasions, of those Sheffield United have won nine games to Gillingham’s eight. The other six have resulted in a draw.
Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the Football League, make Sheffield United the favourites for victory with the win at even money. Gillingham are 11/4 while the draw is 12/5.
Special Bet: Bradley Dack to score first in a 2-1 home win – 60/1
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Referee - Iain Williamson
Assistant Referee 1 - Colin Lymer
Assistant Referee 2 - Daniel Robathan
Fourth Official - Darren Blunden