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BRACKLEY TOWN V GILLINGHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

15 November 2016

The Gills travel to Brackley Town for an Emirates FA Cup replay on Wednesday, November 16, 7.45pm kick-off

The Gills travel to Brackley Town for an Emirates FA Cup replay on Wednesday, November 16, 7.45pm kick-off.

Emirates FA Cup

St James Park

Wednesday, November 16

7.45pm kick-off 


MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Robert Jones

Assistants: Dean Treleaven and Marc Wilson

Fourth Official: Darren Deadman


Justin Edinburgh’s team face in-form Vanarama North side Brackley Town in Wednesday’s Emirates FA Cup first-round replay.


BT Sport 1. This game will also be shown live on clicking hereTickets are still available for this match at St James Park, and can be purchased by


Blackpool in round twoThe winners of the match will be away to Sky Bet League Two side


TEAM NEWS

by players returning from injury. continues to be strengthenedManager Justin Edinburgh has selection decisions to make ahead of Wednesday’s game, as the Gills squad


having recovered from a hamstring injury, while AFC Bournemouth loanee Baily Cargill’s nasty head cut picked up in the same game is not expected to sideline him for this replay.victory over Northampton TownBradley Dack played the final third of Saturday’s 2-1 Sky Bet League One


Scott Wagstaff and Bradley Garmston were also named on Saturday’s bench following their return from injury.


“We’re in a better position than we were going into the first game,” said Edinburgh. “We didn’t pick up any knocks on Saturday, and it was the first time this season that I’ve had to really think about who I put on the bench. That gives us more options, more flexibility. We’re getting competitive [in terms of team selection].”


THE OPPOSITION

Town enter the game off the back of a 3-2 victory against Boston United on Saturday, a result that maintained their unbeaten away record this season.


Striker Steve Diggin scored hat-trick as Kevin Wilkin’s side raced into a 3-0 lead at half-time, but defended well late on after the hosts scored twice after the break to set up a nervy finale.


Wilkin’s side also came through the game with a clean bill of health, meaning he is optimistic about Town’s chances.


“We have good players in this team and some experience to call on,” he said. ”If we can play at the level we are capable of and put in a shift, then we will give a good account of ourselves on Wednesday.”


LAST TIME WE MET

.Town’s shock 2-0 leadThis replay follows the initial tie at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium on November 5, as Frank Nouble’s quick-fire double - his first since rejoining the Gills in October - cancelled out


The two clubs met at the same stage of the 2013 competition, and Town midfielder Glenn Walker’s 25-yard strike was the only goal in a televised replay at St James Park in a game that followed a 1-1 draw between the two sides at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium. 


Because of Town's non-league status, the teams have only met three times in total, with the Gills drawing two and losing one.


FANCY A FLUTTER?

Town win – 14/5

Draw – 14/5

Cobblers win–17/20


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 MATCH COVERAGE

. click hereGillsPlayer will have live match commentary from 7.40pm with Ben Watts and Peter Lloyd. To subscribe,


will have interactive text commentary of the match, and the club’s social media channels will be bringing you live updates throughout the day. GillsWallThe


will also have full, live coverage of the fixture, with their pre-match build-up starting from 7.30pm. BT Sport 1


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