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GILLINGHAM V BRISTOL ROVERS: MATCH PREVIEW

13 April 2017

The Gills host Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One on Friday, April 14, 3pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
MEMS Priestfield Stadium 
Friday, April 14
3pm kick-off 

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Mark Heywood
Assistants: Gavin Muge and Rob Smith
Fourth Official: Josh Smith

Gillingham take on Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League One on Friday afternoon. Tickets are still available for this MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash and fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here.

TEAM NEWS
Bradley Dack will serve the second game of his two-match ban, having been shown his second red card of the season in the defeat at MK Dons on Saturday. 

In his pre-match conference, Gills head coach Ady Pennock confirmed that Zesh Rehman is the only new injury worry ahead of Friday's game. Pennock also said that Chris Herd has been training this week, and the defender could be involved for the visit of Rovers.

Scott Wagstaff (Achilles), Bradley Garmston (hamstring) and Aaron Morris (knee) remain long-term absentees for the home side.  

The Gills could climb three places up to seventeenth in the League One table with a win over Rovers.

THE OPPOSITION
Darrell Clarke's team are on a late play-off push having won five of their last seven Sky Bet League One matches. 

Rovers sit in eighth place in the League One table with four games remaining; four points behind Millwall, who currently occupy the final play-off spot. 

The visitors have some injury doubts for the trip to Kent. Midfielder Ollie Clarke missed the AFC Wimbledon game last weekend and defender Peter Hartley is yet to return to action after being sidelined with a foot injury since January. 

LAST TIME WE MET
Josh Wright opened the scoring back in October with a great finish, however Rovers fought back and won the match thanks to late goals from Chris Lines and Ellis Harrison. 


The teams have met 103 times in total, with the Gills winning 38, drawing 19 and losing 46.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
Gills win – 5/2
Draw – 5/2
Rovers win– 21/20

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

MATCH COVERAGE 
GillsPlayer will have live match commentary from 3pm with Ben Watts and Peter Lloyd. To subscribe, click here. 

The GillsWall will have interactive text commentary of the match, and the club’s social media channels will bring fans live updates throughout the day. 

FRIDAY'S SKY BET LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES
Bradford v Oxford United
Chesterfield v Southend
Coventry v Charlton
Millwall v Northampton
MK Dons v Scunthorpe
Peterborough v Fleetwood
Port Vale v Sheffield United
Shrewsbury v Walsall
Swindon v AFC Wimbledon

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