Preview | Gillingham v Ipswich Town

Gills boss Steve Evans has some selection issues to deal with ahead of Saturday's game.


MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday September 21

Kick off, 3pm


Team News:

Gillingham could still be with Matt Willock as they entertain Ipswich Town at Priestfield. Tuesday evenings 1-1 draw at Bristol Rovers made it four unbeaten for the Gills. Steve Evans should have a fully fit squad other than Willock to choose from.

Suffolk side Ipswich travel to Kent with doubts over their start striker James Norwood after he limped off in the clubs 1-0 win over MK Dons on Tuesday evening which moved Paul Lamberts side up to second in the Leagie One standings and preserved their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 season.


Preview Comments:

Steve Evans - “It will be a real tough test and they will bring big support.

“It is a big test for us but you want to test yourself against the best, I certainly do. Paul Lambert has been in the Premier League for many years and I love coming up against him."

Ipswich Goalkeeper Tomas Holy - “Gillingham was a great experience for me and I will never have anything bad to say about them.

“I had a great time there but I want to test myself as high as I can in the league and I think at Ipswich, there is more ambition to get into the Championship and perhaps higher.”


Previous Meetings:

This will be just the 21st time that these two sides have met and the first since 2005 when they met in the Championship. On that occasion the Gills held a star studded Ipswich to a 0-0 draw with the likes of Kelvin Davis and Darren Bent featuring for the Tractor boys.

It hasn’t been a happy time for the Gills having only won twice against their Suffolk opposition, the last win coming in 2003 when the Gills ran out 4-3 winners as Mark Saunders netted a 90th minute winner in front of over 21,000 supporters at Portman Road.




Gills win – 23/10

Draw – 23/10

Ipswich win – 11/10


Special Bet: Gillingham to win 2-1 – 11/1



Referee - Christopher Sarginson

Assistant Referee 1 - Matthew Lee

Assistant Referee 2 - Ryan Whitaker

Fourth Official - Andrew Williams