Steve Lovell set to welcome back Regan Charles-Cook for FA Cup tie.
GILLINGHAM V CARDIFF CITY
The Medway Priestfield Stadium
Emirates FA Cup third round
Saturday January 5, 2019
Steve Lovell will be without Max Ehmer (shoulder), Billy Bingham, Barry Fuller and Dean Parrett for the visit of Cardiff City.
Regan Charles-Cook is back in the reckoning while Connor Ogilvie is eligible after extending his loan from Tottenham.
Neil Warnock has said he will bring a strong side to Kent but it is unknown how many changes he will make. Cardiff have no fresh injury or suspension concerns.
Steve Lovell - “We will prepare the way we want to, play the way we want to and if we get something from it, great stuff. If we don’t then as long as we put in a good performance that is all I am worried about.”
Ronnie Jepson (first team coach) - “If we need to make a few changes we will do but we won’t be making changes thinking it’s going to be an easy game. It will be purely based on lads needing a little breather.
“I have made people know here that at Priestfield there are no easy games. It is a difficult place to go. They are fighting and want to get into the next round. They want to get money for the club and rightly so.”
The Gills have played Cardiff a total of 40 times, with Cardiff taking the edge slightly with 18 wins to 14. We last played Cardiff at Priestfield in the 2004/05 Championship season with both teams securing a point in a 1-1 draw. The reverse fixture played at Ninian Park saw Cardiff take all three points as Gills suffered a 3-1 defeat.
Gills win – 3/1
Draw – 13/5
Cardiff win – 17/20
Special Bet: Tom Eaves to score first in a 3-2 Gillingham win -145/1.
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Referee – Tim Robinson
Assistant Referee 1 – James Mainwaring
Assistant Referee 2 – Samuel Lewis
Fourth Official – Antony Coggins
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