The Gills travel to Bradford City in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, February 4, 3pm kick-off
Sky Bet League One
Northern Commercials Stadium
Saturday, February 4
Referee: Richard Clark
Assistants: David Benton and Marc Edwards
Fourth Official: Matthew Donohue
Ady Pennock’s side travel to play-off hopefuls Bradford City on Saturday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are available on the day for this match, albeit with a £5 increase for adults. Click here for more information.
Gills head coach Pennock confirmed that other than Chris Herd, who missed last weekend’s game versus Shrewsbury Town after suffering concussion during our visit to Sheffield United on January 21, there are no fresh injury concerns.
New signings Tomas Holy and Josh Parker are in contention to feature, after completing 90 minutes in a friendly game in midweek. Herd may also be in the squad, however Pennock said that they were monitoring the Australian’s condition.
In his pre-match press conference Pennock stated that his side want to build on their last away performance at Bramall Lane a fortnight ago when the take on the Bantams, who are unbeaten at home this season.
“When you play in those so called big games, you have to play the game and not the occasion," he said. “You have to try and make the 20,000 fans very quiet, and if you doing that then you’re doing alright on the day.
“We’re not going to sit back and look for a draw, because you can never do that. You have to go and play for the three points.”
Stuart McCall’s Bradford sit comfortably in the play-off positions in fifth place, having won 12 of their 29 games this season.
Midfielder Nicky Law is hoping the team can build on their win over Oldham Athletic last Saturday when the Gills visit West Yorkshire.
“We felt we should have won at Gillingham earlier in the season. We had enough chances,” said Law of the 1-1 draw. “We’re confident at home and this will be no different."
January signings Kevin Toner, Matthew Penney, Jacob Hanson and Charlie Wyke could all feature on Saturday. A win for the Bantams could move them up to third in the Sky Bet League One table.
LAST TIME WE MET
McCall’s Bantams visited Priestfield at the start of September in the Sky Bet League One and left with a share of the spoils.
Cody McDonald’s 12th-minute strike was cancelled out by Jordy Hiwula, and the score ended 1-1 despite Ryan Jackson being sent off late in the game.
The teams have met 48 times in total, with the Gills winning 22, drawing 14 and losing 12.
FANCY A FLUTTER?
Bradford win – 4/6
Draw – 11/4
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