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SWINDON TOWN V GILLINGHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

27 February 2017

The Gills travel to Swindon Town in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday, February 28, 7.45pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
The County Ground
Tuesday, February 28
7.45pm kick-off 

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Roger East
Assistants: Mark Scholes and Matthew Wilkes
Fourth Official: John Busby

The Gills travel to Swindon Town on Tuesday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available for the trip to the County Ground and fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here. Supporters are also able to pay on the day with no price increase.

TEAM NEWS
Ady Pennock confirmed that Bradley Dack picked up an injury in training on Friday, which is why he didn't feature in the 2-1 win over Southend on Saturday, however the injury isn't as serious as first thought.

Mark Byrne did not feature in the matchday squad on Saturday due to a hamstring strain, but the midfielder's fitness will be assessed before the game at the County Ground on Tuesday.

The head coach was full of praise for his players' performance on Saturday, and said that his team had fully deserved taking maximum points from the game. 

"Lee Martin and Scott Wagstaff have the experience and unbelievable fitness levels," said Pennock. Paddy [Emmanuel Osadebe] came in and gave it his all. He gives it 100% every time he plays and deserves a lot of credit."

THE OPPOSITION
The Robins sit in 23rd place in the League One table, having picked up 33 points from 34 matches. Luke Williams' side have won just two out of 15 league games, but come into the MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash on the back of a 3-1 away win at Coventry on Saturday. 

Nicky Ajose scored two and Jonathan Obika was also on the scoresheet at the Ricoh Arena, and it is likely that the pair will start up front on Tuesday evening against Pennock's Gills.

Ex-Gill Luke Norris could also feature against his former side for the first time on Tuesday, after completing his move to Wiltshire back in the summer transfer window. 

LAST TIME WE MET
The two sides last Sky Bet League One meeting came in the first midweek fixture of the of the 2016/17 season, with the Gills coming back from 1-0 down to rescue a point thanks to Rory Donnelly's sublime finish.


The teams have met 97 times in total, with the Gills winning 32, drawing 30 and losing 35.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
Swindon win – 11/8
Draw – 23/19
Gills win– 2/1

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. 

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