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10 March 2017

The Gills host Scunthorpe United in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, March 11, 3pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
MEMS Priestfield Stadium 
Saturday, March 11
3pm kick-off 

Referee: Christopher Kavanagh
Assistants: Mark Pottage and John Flynn
Fourth Official: Andy Davies

The Gills face promotion-chasing Scunthorpe United on Saturday in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available for this MEMS Priestfield Stadium clash - fans can buy theirs online now by clicking here.  

The Gills have lost just once in 11 home games, and will be looking to build on the recent home win against Southend United for the visit of the Iron.

Mitch Dickenson came on for his league debut at Gigg Lane on Saturday, replacing the injured Ryan Jackson, and Pennock was full of praise for the young defender. 

"He played like a seasoned pro," said Pennock. "He was talking, he cleared his lines when he had to and he did the basics right. He didn't look out of place at all. It's another youngster that has come through and it can only be good for the future of the football club." 

Following last week's 2-1 win against Bury, Gillingham could secure back-to-back league victories for the third time this season with three points on Saturday, with the last coming back in November. 

Graham Alexander's team sit in third place in the Sky Bet League One table, just outside the automatic promotion places. 

The Iron come into the Kent clash without a win in eight matches and on the back of three straight defeats.

Scunthorpe suffered last-minute defeat in midweek at the Valley when Tony Watt scored an injury time penalty to give Charlton all three points, after Kevin Van Veen's 75th-minute equaliser looked as though it had secured a point for the visitors.

Saturday's opponents have been slow out of the blocks in recent weeks, and Alexander has demanded his players are switched on from the first minute on Saturday as his side look for promotion to the Championship.

The teams last met at Glanford Park back on a miserable day back in August, with Scunthorpe winning 5-0; the Gills' first defeat of the 2016/17 season. 

Gillingham won 2-1 in the same fixture last season with Brennan Dickenson and Harry Lennon scoring for the home side after Scott Laird put the Iron ahead. 

The teams have met 40 times in total, with the Gills winning 11, drawing 14 and losing 15.

Gills win – 23/10
Draw – 23/10
Scunthorpe win– 23/20

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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