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MK DONS V GILLINGHAM: MATCH PREVIEW

31 March 2017

The Gills travel to MK Dons in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, April 1, 3pm kick-off

Sky Bet League One 
Stadium MK
Saturday, April 1
3pm kick-off 

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Carl Boyeson
Assistants: Mark Griffiths and John Farries
Fourth Official: Thomas Ramsey

The Gills travel to Buckinghamshire this weekend to take on MK Dons in Sky Bet League One. Tickets are still available; supporters cab pay on the day at Stadium MK with no price increase.

TEAM NEWS
Gills head coach Ady Pennock confirmed that Scott Wagstaff, Chris Herd and Bradley Garmston are the only injury concerns going into Saturday's game.

Defender Zesh Rehman is available for selection after serving his one-match ban for his red card at Rochdale, and striker Joe Quigley is back from international duty. 

Pennock wants to take three points away from Stadium MK on Saturday and hopes that can be the spark that starts a run of wins going into the last five games of the season. 

"We have got to keep being positive. We know we can win games, but it is a case of doing it on Saturday," said Pennock.  "We are more than capable of going on a run. We have six games to go and we have to keep working hard. We have some players come back from injury which is a bonus, and we are really looking forward to Saturday."

The Gills could go level on points with their opponents with a win on Saturday, moving as high as fifteenth in the League One table. 

THE OPPOSITION
Robbie Neilson's MK currently sit three points above the Gills but with a better goal difference of +16. 

MK have won just once in six games coming into Saturday's game, however are unbeaten in their last three home matches and Neilson believes that his team have enough to see off the visitors at the weekend.

“If we turn up and get our A Game out there, we should win the game," said Neilson. “We want to win as many games as we can. I said that as soon as we came in because it is about winning football matches, and we have had little highs and lows since we have been here.

“But the focus is on Saturday – hopefully we can win that and then we’ll move on to Charlton on Tuesday.”

MK Dons have no fresh injury concerns going into Saturday, with their manager confirming that midfielders Dean Bowditch and Darren Potter are available after missing the last few games. 

LAST TIME WE MET
The teams' last Sky Bet League One meeting came in the Gills' festive home fixture on December 17, with the the home team running out 1-0 winners.

Cody McDonald rose highest to convert Bradley Dack's cross and move the Gills up to twelfth in the League One table. 


The teams have met 10 times in total, with the Gills winning six, drawing one and losing three. 

FANCY A FLUTTER?
MK Dons win – 8/15
Draw – 16/5
Gills win– 5/1

For all the latest match odds visit Sky Bet

MATCH COVERAGE 
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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