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Match Previews


23 October 2015

Match Previews


23 October 2015

We bring you the latest team news, management comments, odds and ticket information as Gills prepare to welcome Southend to Kent (3pm)

Sky Bet League One
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday October 24
Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Josh Wright will serve the first of a three match ban following his sending off against Scunthorpe. Ryan Jackson however returns to the squad after completing his one match suspension.

Doug Loft (Achilles) and Cody McDonald (Heel) are doubts, while Luke Norris (Ankle) will be out of action for at least a month.

Management Comments:

Justin Edinburgh – “I’m sure it will be a good atmosphere and Southend will bring a good following. The end of the game on Tuesday was the best I’ve witnessed here, it was electric and that’s how we want it to be.”

Graham Coughlan (Assistant Manager) - “They're a confident team who are top of the league, score a lot of late goals and goals from set pieces. 

“They'll be a tough opposition but I'm looking forward to seeing what our lads can produce on Saturday. We're focussing on what we can do though.”

Previous Meetings:

The clubs haven’t met since New Year’s Day in 2013 when an early Chris Whelpdale strike gave the Gills all three points at Roots Hall.

Martin Allen’s side also won the reverse match that season with Danny Kedwell scoring from the penalty spot.

In total the teams have met on 105 occasions – the Gills edge the head to head statistics with 42 wins to 36. The other 27 games have been a draw.


Gillingham Win – 6/5
Draw – 12/5
Southend Win – 11/5

Special Bet: Harry Lennon to score first in a 3-2 Gillingham win – 290/1. 


Supporters can still purchase online by clicking the box below, these can be collected on the day from designated windows.

They can also be bought over the phone (01634 300000, option 1) or in person on Redfern Avenue.

Please be aware that no home fans will be seated in the Brian Moore Stand for this fixture.


Referee - Ben Toner
Assistant Referee 1 - Neil Davies
Assistant Referee 2 - Mark Mellor
Fourth Official - John O'Brien

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