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CREWE ALEXANDRA V GILLINGHAM FC: MATCH PREVIEW

9 January 2015

We give you the latest team news, management comments and odds ahead of Gills trip to Crewe in League One

CREWE ALEXANDRA V GILLINGHAM
The Alexandra Stadium
Saturday January 10
Sky Bet League One
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

The Gills management team have a few slight injury concerns for the trip to Cheshire. John Egan (foot) will be assessed up until the last minute while Joe Martin (calf) and Bradley Dack (knee) should be fine to play if picked.

Callum Davies (foot), Amine Linganzi (hamstring) and Aaron Morris (hamstring) remain sidelined.

John Marquis could make his debut after signing on loan from Millwall, while Michael Doughty will be unavailable after being recalled by QPR.

As for Crewe, striker Lauri Dalla Valle could be fit to make his first start since re-joining the club last month, an ankle injury having prevented him from doing so until this point.

Adam Dugdale (knee) could possibly feature, but George Ray is suspended, Matt Tootle (ankle) is still out and Brad Inman (illness) is a doubt.

Management Comments:

Andy Hessenthaler told Radio Kent: “They are in and round where we are – it’s two young teams who have got to get a result. We were unfortunate against Port Vale conceding late on.

“Defensively we have not been so good it’s about getting the balance right and if we do that we’ll be OK.”

Steve Davis told the Stoke Sentinel: "We've had a period of time to re-group and are thoroughly looking forward to the Gillingham game.

"We will continue to do what we're doing because we are improving and heading in the right direction.

"For us, Gillingham is no different to playing the likes of Preston or Bristol City. They are just another team in this league we want to beat.”

Previous Meetings:

The clubs last met earlier this season at MEMS Priestfield Stadium where goals from Bradley Dack and Cody McDonald in the first half proved enough to seal maximum points in a 2-0 win.

In total the teams have met on 46 occasions – of those the Gills have won 17, Crewe have 21 victories and the other eight games have resulted in a draw.

Betting:

Sky Bet, the league’s title sponsor, make Crewe the favourites for all three points with a price of 7/5. Gillingham are 9/5 to win the match with a draw giving you odds of 12/5.

Special Bet: Joe Martin to score first in a 3-0 Gills win - 220/1.

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Officials:

Referee - MARK BROWN
Assistants -David Storrie and Jason Tyas
Fourth Official - Ben Toner


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