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Preview | Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers

Gills back at Priestfield for second game in four days.

28 December 2018

Manager Steve Lovell could welcome Tom Eaves back to match squad.


The Medway Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League One

Saturday December 29, 2018

Kick-Off, 3pm

Team News:

Max Ehmer will once again miss out as he continues his recovery from a dislocated shoulder. A hamstring strain forced Dean Parrett off during the Boxing Day victory over Portsmouth, but he should be fit to play. Top goal scorer Tom Eaves is 50/50 as he continues to recover from a thigh strain.

Doncaster defender Niall Mason may miss the game as he recovers from a broken toe, whilst Joe Wright will likely miss the trip to ME7 as he continues to suffer from an ankle problem which has kept him out of action for the last seven weeks.

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell - “The aim now is to remain consistent; keep working hard as a unit and create enough chances in each game to give our forwards the opportunity to score.

“The players are aware of what we need to do and we’ll continue to work hard on each aspect of our game.”

Grant McCann- “It’s not about throwing the toys out of the pram. Once you lose a game - you’re going to lose one or two games and we will do - you don’t dislodge what you put in place, your plans, you stick to your beliefs.”

Previous Meetings:

The last time the two sides met was in October as the game ended in a 3-3 draw thanks to very late drama. Max Ehmer scored what was thought to be a winner in the 88th minute, but Paul Taylor equalised in stoppage time as the points were shared.

The previous four meetings have ended in draws with the Gills being the last team to win in this fixture as a Jake Hessenthaler goal was enough to seal all three points in September of 2015.


Gillingham win - 9/4

Draw - 12/5

Doncaster win - 11/10

Special Bet: Gillingham to win from behind - 16/1

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Match Officials:

Referee: Neil Hair

Assistant Referees: Adrian Tranter and Paul Graham

Fourth Official : Stephen Brown

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