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Preview | Fleetwood Town v Gillingham

Josh Rees, Dean Parrett and Callum Reilly all in contention for Fleetwood clash.

1 March 2019

Boss Steve Lovell set to name similar side to the one that defeated Wycombe at Adams Park.

FLEETWOOD TOWN V GILLINGHAM

Highbury Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday March 2, 2019

Kick-off, 3pm

Team News:

Steve Lovell will be without midfielder Billy Bingham for at least a month with a calf injury, while Gabriel Zakuani will be out for the rest of the season with his ankle ligament problem.

Ricky Holmes (back) along with Alex Lacey (ankle) could be in contention to play next weekend against Oxford dependent on how they train at the start of next week. Josh Rees (muscle strain) is available for selection.

As for Fleetwood they will be without midfielder Ross Wallace who serves the second of a two match ban after acquiring his tenth yellow card of the season against Luton.

Otherwise, Manager Joey Barton has no fresh injury or suspension concerns.

 

Manager Comments:

Joey Barton – “My memories from our last match against Gillingham was one where I thought we played well, but had nothing to show for it.

“We have a system we've had joy from in recent weeks with three 1-0 victories. The main focus for us is us.”

Steve Lovell – “It will be a very tough game, but they all are now. Ultimately we want to get as high up the league as we can; March is a massive month for a lot of teams.”

 


Previous Meetings:

In the reverse fixture earlier this season Gills recorded an impressive 3-0 win over Fleetwood at Priestfield with Brandon Hanlan and Tom Eaves (2) on target.

Last season, Gills clinched maximum points in both fixtures; winning 2-0 at Highbury before sealing a 2-1 win at Priestfield.

In total both teams have played 11 games against each other, with Fleetwood winning five of those meetings – one more than Gills.

Odds:

Fleetwood win – 17/20

Draw – 5/2

Gills win – 3/1

Special Bet: Graham Burke to score first in a 2-1 Gills win – 70/1.

You can access more odds and markets via www.skybet.com/fl72.

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Officials:

Referee – Neil Hair
Assistant Referee 1 – Simon Clayton
Assistant Referee 2 – Mark Cunliffe
Fourth Official – Philip Dermott

 

SAT NAV: FY7 6TX


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