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Preview | Gillingham v Rotherham United

Gills looking to record the double over the Millers.

17 April 2018

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v Rotherham United

Gills looking to record the double over the Millers.

17 April 2018

Steve Lovell's men will look to get back to winning ways against Rotherham.






Team News:

After coming off the bench in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Oldham both Luke O’Neill and Tom Eaves will be hoping to start the game having suffered from recent injury issues.

Alex Lacey will be hoping to be back in contention for the game having picked up a knock before Saturday’s fixture.

Rotherham may be without Richard Wood who is still recovering from an injury to his lip.

Forward Joe Newell has trained in preparation for the game and may play a role in the game if he is fit enough. However, Millers boss Paul Warne has hinted that he may name an unchanged starting eleven from Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Wigan.

Managers Comments:

Steve Lovell - “Because we have done all right people expect us to win games everywhere, it’s not as easy as that.

“I am pleased with what the boys have done, they have worked hard and earned that point [Oldham] against a team struggling to stay in the league. We still have four games to go and we will do everything we can to win them.”

Paul Warne - “Whatever changes we make doesn’t weaken the side. In that respect I can shuffle the pack and we might need one of those waiting in the wings.

“Steve has done a brilliant job and it’s no surprise he got the job full-time. They beat us convincingly here and at the time we were pretty excellent at home.”

Previous Meetings:

When the sides met earlier in the season it was the Gills who came out on top at the New York Stadium. They were helped by an early goal at the start of both halves thanks to Josh Parker and Tom Eaves, Parker headed his second of the game in the final ten minutes to seal a 3-1 victory.

The last time Gillingham beat Rotherham in ME7 was in 2013 as Martin Allen’s Championship winning squad as a Deon Burton scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory.


Gillingham win - 13/5

Draw - 12/5

Rotherham win - 21/20

Special bet: Josh Parker to score first, Gillingham to win 3-1 - 110/1

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Match Officials:

Referee - Dean Whitestone

Assistant Referee 1 - Dean Treleaven

Assistant Referee 2 - Rob Smith

Fourth Official - Stephen Brown

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