Billy Bingham could return to the squad for Posh trip.
PETERBOROUGH UNITED V GILLINGHAM
Sky Bet League 1
Saturday April 6
Midfielder Callum Reilly will miss the trip to Peterborough with a thigh injury. On-loan winger Ricky Holmes is still not ready to make his debut as he continues to recover from a back problem.
Billy Bingham however is back in full training following his ankle problem and it is possible he could make the squad. Barry Fuller and Connor Ogilvie have shaken off knocks picked up in the home draw with Rochdale last Saturday.
Posh have been boosted by the news that central defenders Rhys Bennett and Josh Knight have overcome injuries and are set to return to the squad. Siriki Dembele came through 90 minutes in a reserve team draw with Plymouth Argyle at the training ground on Tuesday and is available for selection.
Steve Lovell - "They [P'boro] have had an up and down season themselves. They can be excellent on their day and if they are given time on the ball they are a very good side. We have our way of approaching it and we will be prepared properly.
“We play better against the teams that play more open, it gives us the chance to counter against them. It will be a very good game and hopefully entertaining.”
Darren Ferguson - “Gillingham have good attacking players. I watched them last week and they were a threat. They have had some good results on the road, beating some top sides, but we know that it has to be about us. We know that we have to win four, maybe five of the remaining games to give ourselves a chance. We have to take each game as it comes.”
The clubs last met at Priestfield on 22 September 2018 when Peterborough clinched all three points in a 4-2 victory – Mark Byrne and Callum Reilly with the Gills goals early in the second half.
Last season the teams drew 1-1 in Kent with Steve Lovell having won his first game as caretaker manager at London Road. Lee Martin scored the only goal of the game in an impressive 1-0 win.
In total the Gills have played against Peterborough United a total of 49 times, with Peterborough taking a slight edge with 15 wins to Gillingham’s 14.
Posh win – 17/20
Draw – 5/2
Gills win – 11/4
Special Bet: Gillingham to win 2-1 and Tom Eaves to score first – 45/1.
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Referee - James Adcock
Assistant Referee 1 – Graham Kane
Assistant Referee 2 - Nigel Lugg
Fourth Official - Declan Bourne