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GILLINGHAM V CHESTERFIELD: MATCH PREVIEW

14 February 2017

The Gills host Chesterfield in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday, February 14, 7.45pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
MEMS Priestfield Stadium 
Tuesday, February 14
9pm kick-off 

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Andy Haines
Assistants: Ravel Cheosiaua and Graham Kane
Fourth Official: Constantine Hatzidakis

Ady Pennock's first midweek game in charge of the Gills comes against Chesterfield on Tuesday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available for this MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash, which is also our fifth Category B fixture of the season. Fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here.  

TEAM NEWS
Gills head coach Ady Pennock said that the performance against Port Vale on Saturday wasn't good enough, and highlighted the importance of Tuesday evening's fixture. 

"It is now four games unbeaten, but there is a massive game on Tuesday; it's huge," said Pennock. "If we don't turn up we will lose or draw, but we have to play and get the three points."

Pennock was pleased with both Josh Parker and Lee Martin's performance from the bench on Saturday, with both having not played a lot of football over the past months. 

"Lee [Martin] did really well when he came on, and Josh [Parker] scoring that header will be a big boost for him," added Pennock. We only got international clearance late [on Friday night], so I am pleased for him. Let's hope it is the start of many [goals]." 

There are no new injury concerns for the game.

THE OPPOSITION
Gary Caldwell's team sit in 23rd position in the Sky Bet League One table on 26 points. 

The Spireites suffered their 18th league defeat of the season on Saturday, losing 3-1 to Northampton Town at Sixfields, a result that keeps them five points off safety.

Town were 3-0 up within 48 minutes of a scrappy match, with recent loan signing David Faupala scoring the consolation goal for Caldwell's side.

LAST TIME WE MET
The two sides last met in September when the Gills came back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 and take a point right at the death. 

Two Jay Emmanuel-Thomas penalties and a 95th-minute equaliser from Scott Wagstaff meant the Gills went back to Kent with a share of the spoils. 


The teams have met 69 times in total, with the Gills winning 30, drawing 16 and losing 23.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
Gills win – 19/20
Draw – 5/2
Chesterfield win– 14/5

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

MATCH COVERAGE 
GillsPlayer will have live match commentary from 7.45pm 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
AFC Wimbledon v Coventry City
Bolton v Rochdale (8pm KO)
Bristol Rovers v Sheffield United
Bury v MK Dons
Fleetwood v Bradford City
Millwall v Port Vale
Northampton v Swindon
Oldham v Charlton
Oxford Utd v Southend Utd
Peterborough v Shrewsbury
Scunthorpe v Walsall

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