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PREVIEW: AFC WIMBLEDON V GILLS

Get the latest as Gills prepare for the trip to AFC Wimbledon.

12 September 2017

Gills go in search of their first league win of the season against AFC Wimbledon.

AFC WIMBLEDON V GILLINGHAM

Cherry Red Records Stadium

Tuesday September 12

Sky Bet League 1

Kick-Off, 7.45pm

Team News:

Billy Bingham (concussion) remains a doubt for Gills but Gabriel Zakuani should be fine to play after coming off due to cramp on Saturday.

Bradley Garmston (calf) has begun light training but it’s likely to be another week to ten days before he is considered. Aaron Morris (knee) remains a long-term absentee.

As for AFC Wimbledon they look set to be without both Callum Kennedy and Paul Robinson, while Jimmy Abdou is serving the second of a three-match ban. Tom Soares (thigh) is unlikely to feature

Management Comments:

Ady Pennock: “We need to do more than what we did (on Saturday). We know it’s a tight ground, they are passionate fans, but we know what to expect.

“It will be a battle. We have to roll up our sleeves and fight for our football club.”

Neil Cox: "We have a lot of injuries so it's a matter of turning up, picking our best side, and making sure that they work for 90 minutes full on, closing the opposition down, harassing them. We want them to be confident on the ball, not to worry about giving the ball away.”

We’ve met before:

The teams last met  in February at MEMS Priestfield Stadium where the points were shared in a 2-2 draw. Lyle Taylor scored the opener only for Bradley Dack and Josh Wright to bag a goal each before the interval.

However Andy Barcham ensured the Dons went home with a point, scoring on 69 minutes against his former club.

The reverse fixture ended in a 2-0 defeat for the Gills with Dominic Poloen and Dean Parrett getting the goals.

In total the teams have only met on six occasions. AFC Wimbledon have won three of those, with Gillingham clinching victory just the once.

Betting:

AFC Wimbledon win – 10/11

Draw – 5/2

Gills win – 3/1

Special bet: Lee Martin to score first in a 1-0 Gillingham win – 70/1.

For more odds click https://www.skybet.com/football/sky-bet-league-one/event/21218344

Tickets:

Match tickets are available on the gate, however it is cash only on the turnstiles.

Coach information can be found here.

Officials:

Referee - Graham Salisbury

Assistant Referee 1 - Andrew Aylott

Assistant Referee 2 - Stephen Brown

Fourth Official - Louis Marks

 

SAT NAV: KT1 3PB


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