Gillingham's pre-season friendly against Maidstone United has been postponed

The two clubs were due to meet on Monday 27 July for the first time in 13 years but on-going building work, which has limited the venue’s capacity and facilities, has prompted the postponement.

Club chief executive Bill Williams said: “We are very grateful to Gillingham for accepting our invitation and apologise to them and all those who were looking forward to the game.

“Despite it being a friendly, the authorities have subsequently advised us that segregation would be required and our designated area is where the main work is being carried out.

“This work has also temporarily reduced the capacity and we feel – given the interest on forums and social media – that we would not be able to accommodate all those who would want to come to the match.

“If Justin Edinburgh and his staff are willing, we will look at hosting this match next summer when at least 3,000 spectators will be able to enjoy our Gallagher Stadium hospitality.”