We bring you the team news, manager comments and latest odds as Gills prepare for Tuesday night's trip to SwindonSWINDON V GILLINGHAM
Sky Bet League One
The County Ground
Tuesday March 3
Bradley Garmston (hamstring) will miss Tuesday night’s game so Joe Martin is likely to return to the starting XI at left back.
Amine Linganzi (groin) picked up an injury during Monday’s training session; otherwise the same group of players are available to Manager Justin Edinburgh.
As for Swindon, Anton Rodgers (wrist) will be out while Jack Stephens is suspended. Ben Gladwin (neck) could be fit, however his fitness will be left up until the last moment.
Louis Thompson (shoulder) is a definite absentee, but Captain Nathan Thompson (ankle) looks like he could be available.
Justin Edinburgh: “Starts are always important; they had a good start to the season and have found a style of play that suits their players and they’ve got good players in that group.
“They’ve had a bad run of late and it’s time for us to see if we can go and capitalise on that.”
Mark Cooper: “Anton Rodgers fractured his wrist last week in training so he’s going to be out for a period of time.
“Obviously Jack Stephens is suspended so we’ve got one or two issues in terms of having the required numbers to put a squad out tomorrow.
“(Ben Gladwin) a little bit stiff, he’s ricked his neck one way so he’s having a bit of treatment this morning and we’ll see how he is.
“I’m sure there will be one or two youngsters involved.”
The last time the two sides met was in August 2014 when a late goal deprived Gills all three points in a 2-2 draw at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.
During the 2013/14 campaign a late Cody McDonald strike earned a point at the County Ground, with on loan Michael Harriman scoring his first professional goal in a 2-0 victory at Priestfield.
In total the teams have met on 93 occasions – of those the Gills have won 30, Swindon have the edge in the head to head stats with 35 wins and the other 28 games have been a draw.
Swindon are the favourites to clinch all three points with odds of 8/15. Gillingham are the outsiders at 5/1 for maximum points while the draw is 3/1.
Special Bet: John Marquis to score first in a 2-2 draw – 110/1.
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Referee - Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee 1 - Simon Barrow
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Mellor
Fourth Official - Richard Martin