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Preview | Gillingham v Accrington Stanley

Steve Lovell's side will be keen to get back to winning ways as Accrington visit Priestfield.

29 January 2019

Callum Reilly back in contention as Gills prepare to lock horns with Accrington.


The Medway Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Tuesday January 29, 2019

Kick-off, 7.45pm

Team News:

Callum Reilly (hamstring) should return to the squad after missing out on Saturday’s FA Cup tie at Swansea. Alex Lacey (ankle) will be out for at least another week, after sustaining his injury against Walsall on January 19. Billy Bingham also misses out due to an ankle problem.

Accrington will be without midfielder Daniel Barlaser as he serves a one-match ban following his sending off against Derby County.

Sam Finley is also out as he continues to serve a five-game suspension for violent conduct.

Manager Comments:

Steve Lovell – “We now have to prepare for Accrington on Tuesday and try and push forward.

“Like us, they had a tough game on Saturday, but we are back home at Priestfield against a team a bit like us so it should be an entertaining game. They will be looking to get one over on us and it will be a battle, but a battle that we will be up to.”

John Coleman – “This is a massive game for us, it’s about getting away from the bottom four as quickly as we can.

“We do not want to get drawn into a relegation battle so this is a big game in terms of that.

“When they played us at the start of the season, I think Gillingham deserved the win.”

Previous Meetings:

The clubs last met on the opening day of the season at the Crown Ground; Brandon Hanlan and Josh Parker both scoring in the first half to give Gills a perfect start to the new season with a 2-0 win.

Prior to that, the clubs last meeting was on March 23 2013 at The Medway Priestfield Stadium, when Gills won 1-0 thanks to a cracking goal from Matt Fish.  At The Crown Ground, in the reverse fixture, Martin Allen’s men settled for just the one point in a 1-1 draw.

In total the sides have met on 12 occasions. Gillingham edge the statistics with six wins to four. 


Gills win – 7/4

Draw – 12/5

Accrington Stanley win – 11/8

Special Bet: Gabby Zakuani to score first, and Gills to win = 25/1.

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Referee – Craig Hicks
Assistant Referee 1 – Stephen Brown
Assistant Referee 2 – Garry Maskell
Fourth Official – Alan Young


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