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GILLINGHAM V MILLWALL: MATCH PREVIEW

8 April 2017

The Gills host Millwall in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, April 8, 3pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
MEMS Priestfield Stadium 
Saturday, April 8
3pm kick-off 

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Charles Breakspear
Assistants: Michael George and Mark Russell
Fourth Official: Dean Treleaven

Gillingham face Millwall on Saturday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available for this MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash and fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here.

Home fans wishing to buy tickets for the Millwall fixture on the day will be able to do so until 1.30pm on Saturday. No ticket sales will take place after this time. For information regarding the Ticket Office on Saturday, click here

TEAM NEWS
Bradley Dack will miss the game through suspension, having been shown his second red card of the season in the defeat at MK Dons on Saturday. 

First-team coach Steve Lovell described the last minute loss at MK Dons as sickening, but says the players and management are going to give their all in the remaining fixtures, as the Gills look to secure their League One status.

“We have got five massive games to come now," said Lovell. "The players have to look at themselves, roll their sleeves up, dig in and go for it. 

“We are working hard to be secure come the end of the season.  Whatever happens after that, whether we [the management team] are here or not I am not bothered. I am only bothered about now and trying to save this club from going down to League Two. 

“What a great game to bounce back to, back at home to Millwall. I cannot wait.”

The Gills could climb three places up to sixteenth in the League One table with a win over Millwall on Saturday. 

THE OPPOSITION
Neil Harris's Millwall sit in seventh position in the Sky Bet League One table, outside of the play-off positions only on goal difference, with Southend United taking sixth place. 

After just one win in six matches throughout March, the Lions have picked up again in the month of April, and come into the MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash on the back of two victories against Scunthorpe United and Shrewsbury Town. 

Top scorer Lee Gregory is the danger man for Millwall, having scored 15 goals in 32 appearances this campaign. The striker missed out on the games against Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury with a stomach injury, however may be in contention for a place in the team on Saturday, confirmed Harris. 

“We have to make sure we continue the form we’re in," said Harris. "It won’t just happen at Gillingham, we have to make it happen. It’s a huge local derby. We have to be ready for the challenge, ready for the fight, we’ll be ultra-aggressive in our approach and play on the front foot.

“It’s going to be a red-hot atmosphere. They will be strong and aggressive and they’ll be at it given the position they’re in."

LAST TIME WE MET
The teams have met twice this season already, with the Lions winning both of the Checkatrade Trophy and Sky Bet League One matches 2-1 at the Den.

The teams have met 99 times in total, with the Gills winning 27, drawing 21 and losing 51.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
Gills win – 16/5
Draw – 13/5
Millwall win– 5/6

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

MATCH COVERAGE 
GillsPlayer will have live match commentary from 3pm with Matt Cole 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. 

SATURDAY'S SKY BET LEAGUE ONE FIXTURES
Northampton v Sheffield United
Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers
Charlton v Southend 
Chesterfield v Port Vale
Coventry v Peterborough
Bury v Bradford
Oldham v Fleetwood
Scunthorpe v Bolton
Shrewsbury v Rochdale
Swindon v MK Dons
Walsall v Oxford United

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