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Match Previews


9 October 2015

Match Previews


9 October 2015

Get all of the team news, management comments, latest odds and ticket information as Gills prepare to visit Chesterfield

Sky Bet League One
ProAct Stadium
Saturday October 10
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Deji Oshilaja (knee), Ryan Jackson (groin) and Doug Loft (Achilles) are all set to miss the weekend’s game. 

Jackson and Loft are close to returning but this game may have come too soon for them.

As for Chesterfield striker Lee Novak (thigh) is rated as 50/50 while Ian Evatt should be fit to play despite breaking his hand.

Defender Jack Fitzwater has returned to parent club West Brom after making one appearance while on loan, but Sam Morsy is set to return following suspension. 

Management Comments:

Steve Lovell - “Last year it was probably our worst performance of the season so we will be looking to put that right.

“We will work on it for the remainder of the week and go there with a plan to get another result.”

Dean Saunders - “They’re a good team with a good young manager who’s learned the hard way and we’re going to have a tough game.

“They’re scoring goals, they’re well organised but we have a plan for them."

Previous Meetings:

Chesterfield did the double over Gillingham last season, then under the management of Paul Cook.

In total the two clubs have met on 66 occasions – of those the Gills have won 29, Chesterfield have 22 victories and the remaining 15 matches have been a draw.


Gills fans can purchase tickets on the day at Chesterfield, prices are as follows:

Adult - £20 
Senior (65+)/ 17-18yrs - £13 
Under 17 - £9 
Ambulant/Wheelchair Disabled – Relevant age band (+ Carer Free) 

Coach Departs:

Sittingbourne Station – 8.15am 
Cricketers Rainham – 8.30am 
Ground – 9.00am 
Coach & Horses Strood – 9.10am 

Adults - £25, Junior £21


Chesterfield Win – 7/5
Draw – 5/2
Gills Win – 7/4

Special Bet: Cody McDonald to score first in a 2-1 Gills win – 40/1.


Referee - Nicholas Kinseley
Assistant Referee 1 - Philip Dermott
Assistant Referee 2 - Michael Hanley
Fourth Official - Nick Greenhalgh

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