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Preview | Gillingham v Peterborough United

Regan Charles-Cook back in contention as Gills prepare to welcome the Posh to Priestfield.

21 September 2018

Steve Lovell's side set to welcome high-flying Peterborough to Priestfield.

GILLINGHAM V PETERBOROUGH UNITED

The Medway Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday September 22

Kick-off, 3pm

Team News:

Billy Bingham is the only definite absentee for the home side due to a muscle strain. However the Gills will welcome back Regan Charles-Cook following his hamstring issue.  

Posh players Jason Cummings and Aaron Chapman have been receiving treatment this week, however both are expected to recover in time for Saturday’s match.

Callum Cooke (ankle) is close to recovering after sustaining an injury against MK Dons in the Checkatrade Trophy earlier in the month.

 

Manager Comments:

Steve Evans – “It’s a tough place to go and play. Gillingham’s fans are passionate and get right behind their team so we have to start well and keep the crowd out of the game. We’ve been excellent away from home so far this season. We seem to be well suited to playing away as four wins out of four suggests, but that doesn’t mean we have stopped looking at ways to get even better.”

Steve Lovell – “People have got to go out there, be brave and want the ball and want to do things, and don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Especially going forward,, you’ve got to do things as a defender does, if in doubt you just clear your lines and make sure you’re in the right area to help your defensive partners out.

“And when you go forward, be braver having shots and attack the ball.”

 

Previous Meetings:

The clubs last met at Priestfield on Saturday February 10 2018 where both sides took home a point each following a 1-1 draw. The reverse fixture, Steve Lovell’s first in charge as caretaker manager, saw Lee Martin score a spectacular goal which was enough to earn the visitors a 1-0 victory.

In total the Gills have played against Peterborough United a total of 48 times, with both sides winning 14 games each.

Odds:

Gills win – 2/1

Draw – 13/5

Peterborough win – 6/5

Special Bet: Brandon Hanlan to score first in a 3-2 Gillingham win = 145/1

For more odds and markets visit www.skybet.com/fl72

 

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Our colleagues at BBC Radio Kent will be on hand to guide you through the action.

The various packages available can be seen here.

 

Officials:

Referee - Lee Swabey
Assistant Referee 1 - Thomas Ramsey
Assistant Referee 2 - Stuart Butler
Fourth Official - Anthony Da Costa


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