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3 March 2017

The Gills travel to Bury in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, March, 3pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
Gigg Lane
Saturday, March 4
3pm kick-off 

Referee: Darren Drysdale
Assistants: James Bell and Robert Atkin
Fourth Official: Cristopher Akers

The Gills travel to Greater Manchester this weekend to take on Bury. Tickets are still available for the trip to the Gigg Lane; fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here. Supporters are also able to pay on the day with no price increase.

Saturday's hosts have also compiled this handy away guide for visiting supports which is available by clicking here

Defenders Deji Oshilaja and Bradley Garmston are sidelined for the weekend's trip to the North West, whereas Mark Byrne, Bradley Dack and Chris Herd remain doubts. The trio missed last Saturday's victory over Southend United and the midweek trip to Swindon Town through injury. 

Cody McDonald scored his eighth goal of the season on Tuesday, and knows it won't be east going to Bury under new manager Lee Clark.

"The results went against us tonight [on Tuesday], but it is down to us to get ourselves out of it," said McDonald. "We have a very good opportunity on Saturday." 

"It's going to be a very difficult game as it's not an easy place to go. They are on a bit of a roll; they have a new manager and everyone is lifted around the place. We are going to have to go and perform at our highest levels. If we do then we can definitely get something out of the game."

Should the Gills beat Bury on Saturday, they would leapfrog their opponents and could end up as high as sixteenth in the Sky Bet League One table.

Bury sit in eighteenth position in the division, one place and one point above the Gills, with a superior goal difference. 

Clark's team are one of the league's in-form sides, having lost just once in nine games, winning four out of the last five. 

The Shakers come into the match having beaten Coventry City 2-1 at Gigg Lane in midweek. Top scorer and January Player of the Month James Vaughan scored his nineteenth goal of the season, while fellow striker Tom Pope was also on the scoresheet for the home side. The pair are likely to start on Saturday.

The teams' last Sky Bet League One meeting came in the Gills' first home fixture of the of the 2016/17 season, with the the home team running out 2-1 winners.

Ryan Jackson scored either side of half-time, cutting in from the right to beat goalkeeper Ben Williams on both occasions. Pope scored Bury's consolation in the 66th minute.

The teams have met 53 times in total, with the Gills winning 22, drawing 10 and losing 21. 

Bury win – 5/4
Draw – 12/5
Gills win– 21/10

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

GillsPlayer will have live match commentary from 3pm with Ben Watts 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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