Preview | Gillingham v Coventry

Conor Wilkinson set to return as Gills play their second home game in the space of a few days.


The Medway Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday August 25

Kick-off, 3pm

Team News:

Dean Parrett (hamstring) and Josh Rees (ankle) are still unavailable for selection but they are getting closer to match fitness. Conor Wilkinson received a knock in training earlier in the week but should be available.

Steve Lovell has no other injury or suspension concerns.

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell – “Coventry are a good club and Mark Robins has done an excellent job. We need to make sure we are prepared properly.

“We are not going to change the way we play and we will concentrate on ourselves.”

Mark Robins - “Gillingham is going to be a tough game, but it’s one that we are looking forward to and looking forward to putting in a better performance than Tuesday night.

“There's plenty of cause for optimism. The two Tuesday games have been poor, but the Saturday games have been really promising and I expect a better performance tomorrow.”

Previous Meetings:

The Gills last met Coventry City on Saturday 18 February 2017 at the Ricoh Arena where Gills were defeated 2-1 thanks to goals from Kwame Thomas and George Thomas. The reverse fixture at Priestfield resulted in another 2-1 win, this time in Gills favour, with Max Ehmer and Billy Knott getting the goals.

In total the sides have met on 53 occasions. Coventry edge the statistics with 26 wins to 16.


Gills win – 13/10

Draw – 23/10

Coventry win - 21/10

Special Bet: Regan Charles-Cook to score first in a 2-1 win – 110/1.

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If you can’t make the game then you can always listen to live radio commentary, courtesy of BBC Radio Kent, from 3pm.

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Referee - Michael Salisbury

Assistant Referee 1 - Paul Kelly

Assistant Referee 2 - Samuel Ogles

Fourth Official - Nigel Lugg