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14 March 2017

The Gills host Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One on Tuesday, March 14, 7.45pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
MEMS Priestfield Stadium 
Tuesday, March 14
7.45pm kick-off 

Referee: Tim Robinson
Assistants: Daniel Leach and Timothy Wood
Fourth Official: Brendan Malone

Gillingham face promotion-chasing Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available for this MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash and fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here.  

The Gills are looking to make it three wins in a row for the first time this season against Wanderers, following the away win at Bury and the memorable comeback against Scunthorpe United on Saturday. 

Weekend hat-trick hero and Gills top scorer Josh Wright will miss the visit of Bolton through suspension, after the midfielder picked up his tenth yellow card of the season celebrating the winner at the weekend.

"To get a booking in those circumstances is gutting," said Wright. "I am gutted because I love playing football games and I am in good form at the moment and feeling good. To miss our next two games against two good teams has put a bit of a downer on it for me, but I will be ready to play, if picked, after my suspension." 

The Gills could climb as high as thirteenth in the Sky Bet League One table with a win on Tuesday. 

Phil Parkinson's Wanderers sit in third place in the Sky Bet League One table, and have lost only one of their last eight matches.

Bolton come into the MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash on the back of an impressive 4-2 victory over fellow promotion hopefuls Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Adam Le Fondre scored two of Bolton's goals at the Highbury Stadium, his first since joining on loan from Cardiff City, but says he is just getting started. 

"We had a blip with a couple pf performances but we have shown that we are here to play now," said Le Fondre. "We need 11 more of those performances to do the job." 

Le Fondre is likely to start up front with Gary Madine, who scored against the Gills back in December.

Bolton won the reverse fixture at the Macron Stadium 4-0 in December, however the last league meeting at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium ended 2-2 back in October 2000. Paul Smith and Iffy Onuora scored late goals as the Gills came from 2-0 to draw, although Wanderers ended the season by gaining promotion to the Premier League. 

The teams have met 16 times in total, with the Gills winning six, drawing two and losing eight.

Gills win – 9/4
Draw – 23/10
Bolton win– 6/5

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

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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