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Preview: Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham

Two of the bottom four in League 1 go head-to-head at Home Park.

8 December 2017

Get the latest as Gills prepare for Plymouth clash.


Home Park

Saturday December 9

Sky Bet League 1

Kick-off, 3pm

Team News:

Conor Wilkinson (knee) will miss the trip to Plymouth after limping off against Oxford on Tuesday night. His injury is being assessed but has been ruled out of contention for Saturday.

Bradley Garmston (hamstring) is back in full training but won’t feature until next Saturday at the earliest.

As for Plymouth they have been forced to sign goalkeeper Kelle Roos on an emergency loan deal from Derby following an injury to Luke McCormick during a training session on Thursday.

Manager Comments:

Derek Adams – “Gillingham are very direct as a team. They get the ball from back to front quite quickly, and try to support from there, so we have to deal with that threat.

"From my point of view, if we play like we did at Bradford then we will have a good opportunity of winning the game.”

Steve Lovell – "I want us to play on the front foot and be positive. That's something we are working on and you have to make the right decisions very quickly.

"It's another game and we'll approach Plymouth Argyle in the same way. It's about what happens Saturday but we need to start taking our opportunities.”

Previous Meetings:

The teams haven’t met since August 2015 when two late goals from Bradley Dack and Jake Hessenthaler gave Justin Edinburgh’s Gillingham side a 2-1 win at Home Park in, what was then, the Capital One Cup.

In total the clubs have met on 59 occasions with Plymouth winning 31 fixtures to the 28 victories for Gillingham.


Plymouth win – 7/5

Draw – 23/10

Gills win – 19/10

Special: Josh Parker to score first in a 2-1 Gills win – 55/1.

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Referee - Darren Handley

Assistant Referee 1 - Justin Amey

Assistant Referee 2 - Adrian Tranter

Fourth Official - TBC (replacing Louis Marks)

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