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Preview | Gillingham v Ipswich Town

Barry Fuller fighting to be fit for Ipswich visit.

20 September 2019

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v Ipswich Town

Barry Fuller fighting to be fit for Ipswich visit.

20 September 2019

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

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