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Preview | Gillingham v Blackburn Rovers

Get the latest as Gills prepare to welcome Blackburn to Priestfield.

10 April 2018

Steve Lovell's side set to take on table toppers Blackburn in ME7.






Team News:

Josh Parker will be hoping to make the bench after a recent thigh injury whilst Luke O’Neill is likely to miss the game as he still carries his groin issue.

Callum Reilly is back in contention having made the bench for Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Doncaster.

Blackburn midfielder Bradley Dack will be assessed up until the last minute as he was forced off against Southend with a hamstring problem.

Darragh Leinhan will be in the squad after completing training on Sunday.

However, Rovers will be without full back Ryan Nyambe and Harry Chapman who are still recovering from recent hamstring injuries.

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell - “It was a tough game on SAturday and I am just hoping we can have a full squad to pick from against Blackburn and until the end of the season.”

“You are never safe until you’re mathematically safe and we have got six more games to build on this [50 points] and it starts on Tuesday against Blackburn.”

Tony Mowbray - “The wins have come at an impressive rate. Some have been clinical and good, others have been tight but we’re finding a way of winning football matches.

“We shouldn’t fear them, we will look forward to them and try and impose ourselves on the opposition.”

Previous Meetings:

Last time the sides met was earlier in the season as Blackburn ran out 1-0 winners at Ewood Park. Dominic Samuel’s first half goal was enough to ensure all three points, although Gills were unlucky to not equalise late on as David Raya made a fantastic save to prevent Elliott List.

The last time the two sides met at Priestfield was in the 2008/09 League Cup where Blackburn won 3-1 to knock Gills out of the competition.

The sides have met 10 times in total with Gillingham only winning once in comparison to Rovers six victories. The other four fixtures have ended in draws.


Gillingham win- 4/1

Draw- 11/4

Blackburn win- 4/6

Special Bet: Elliott List to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1- 120/1.

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Match Officials:

Referee- Tony Harrington

Assistant Referee 1- Daniel Cook

Assistant Referee 2- Thomas Ramsey

Fourth Official- Antony Coggins

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