We preview Saturday's league game.
GILLINGHAM V SHREWSBURY TOWN
Sky Bet League 1
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Saturday September 2
With the exception of Aaron Morris (knee) and Bradley Garmston (calf), boss Ady Pennock has a fully fit squad to choose from ahead of Saturday’s visit of Shrewsbury.
Sean Clare is eligible after signing on loan from Sheffield Wednesday while Steve Arnold will be fit after suffering a blow to the face against Southend during the week.
As for Shrewsbury they will be without keeper Dean Henderson who is away on international duty with the England U21’s.
Niall Ennis (on loan from Wolves) is still struggling with a knock while new signing Omar Beckles is pushing for a start.
Abumere Ogogo, Mat Sadler and Alex Rodman could all return.
Jamie Day – “It will be a tough game Saturday. They have started well but we need to start getting some wins and try to climb the table.
“There is always going to be pressure but we just need to focus on ourselves.”
Chris Doig - “We’re going into the game knowing performance levels have to improve from Tuesday if we are to get anything out of the game, the lads are well aware of that so we’ll see what happens.
“I want players playing at their maximum every game, every training session and if it drops I’m not happy, it’s a simple as that.”
We’ve met before…
The teams last met at MEMS Priestfield Stadium in January where the points were shared in a 1-1 draw. Adedeji Oshilaja put the Gills in front only for Alex Rodman to level up the scores on 63 minutes.
In total the clubs have met on 61 occasions. Shrewsbury edge the head-to-head statistics with 23 wins to 19. However, of those Gills wins, one of them was incredibly significant with Simeon Jackson scoring late in the 2009 play-off Final to send the Kent club to League 1.
Supporters can purchase on the day of the game but there is a £2 increase on all categories. Away fans can pay at the gate, cash only.
Gills win - 21/10
Draw - 12/5
Shrewsbury win - 5/4
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Referee: KEVIN JOHNSON
Assistants: Andrew Laver and John Farries
Fourth Official: Graham Kane