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Preview: Gillingham v MK Dons

We preview Thursday night's league clash at Priestfield.

28 March 2018

Callum Reilly ruled out for MK Dons visit.

GILLINGHAM V MK DONS

MEMS PRIESTFIELD STADIUM

SKY BET LEAGUE ONE

THURSDAY MARCH 29

KICK-OFF, 7:45PM

Team News:

Gills welcome back Josh Parker from international duty who featured twice for Antigua & Barbuda during his week away from ME7.

Lee Martin has been suffering with illness and is rated 50/50.

Alex Lacey is back in contention for the first-team squad after struggling with an ankle injury; it also may be a game too soon for Billy Bingham as he continues his recovery from a similar problem.

Callum Reilly is out after picking up a hamstring strain.

Dons will be hoping to give new signing Nigel Reo-Coker his first start after signing a week ago.

Osman Sow, Josh Tymon, Marcus Tavernier are all missing due to injury.

Scott Golbourne is in contention after returning to full-time training.

 

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell – “We will give it a go and attack teams like we normally do and just hopefully put on a performance like we have done.

“They’ve been excellent. They [the players] love the training, they come in and they work hard and again they come in preparing to work for Thursday.”

Dan Micciche - "We're focussed on what we do. Thursday is a new day. It will be difficult, no-one gives you three points, no-one gives you a point.

“It'll be like any other game. But if we get our game plan right, I trust the players to put on a performance."

 

Previous Meetings:

The last time the two sides came together was at Stadium MK in August as the Gills were beaten 1-0, with Osman Sow scoring shortly after half-time. Josh Wright had the chance to clinch a point late on but missed his penalty.

MK Dons haven’t won at Priestfield in their last six trips, to find their last point you have to look back to 2010 where the score ended 2-2.

The sides have met 12 times in all competitions with the Gills coming out on top in six, Dons winning five and just the one draw.

 

Odds:

Gillingham win – 5/4

Draw – 23/10

MK Dons win – 9/4

Special Bet – Max Ehmer to score and Gillingham to win 2-1 – 155/1

For more odds visit www.skybet.com/fl72

 

Officials:

Referee – John Busby

Assistant Referee 1 – Matthew Lee

Assistant Referee 2 – Carl Fitch-Jackson

Fourth Official: Michael D’aguilar


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