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Preview | Gillingham v Oxford United

Jordan Roberts could make his home debut as Gills prepare to welcome Oxford to ME7.

17 January 2020

Matty Willock could start against Oxford this Saturday.

GILLINGHAM v OXFORD UNITED

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League 1

Saturday January 18

Kick-off, 3pm

 

Team News:

Gillingham are looking to make it eight games unbeaten in Sky Bet League One when they host high flying Oxford United at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Saturday. Gills boss Steve Evans could name the same eleven that earnt a fantastic draw at Peterborough last week, which would mean a home debut for Jordan Roberts who impressed last weekend on his debut for the club.

Matty Willock is also set to be involved after a full week of training.

Oxford travel to Kent in fifth place in the League standings, but are yet to win a league fixture yet in 2020 after one draw and two defeats so far in the New Year. Cameron Brannagan will undergo a fitness test before the game, whilst Karl Robinson can welcome back Jamie Hanson to the squad after he recovered from injury. Anthony Forde, Ben Woodburn and Malachi Napa continue to make progress from long term injuries.

 

Preview Comments:

Steve Evans: “We need to be coming out of this tough run of games in the mix; If we win on Saturday then we are right in it.”

Karl Robinson said “Their results tell you that it’s them and Accrington as the form teams in the division. So we know it will be difficult but Gillingham is always a difficult place to go anyway.”

 

Previous Meetings:

Gillingham will be looking to improve on their recent record against Oxford United after recording just one win in their last eleven games, a 1-0 win at MEMS Priestfield Stadium in March 2019. The reverse fixture this season saw Robinson’s side run out 3-0 winners in September. Last season’s fixture at Priestfield saw an 89th minute winner from Brandon Hanlan.

 

Odds:

 

Gillingham win – 6/4

Draw – 21/10

Oxford United win – 7/4

Special Bet: Gillingham to win 1-0 – 13/2

 

Officials:

 

Referee - Neil Hair

Assistant Referee 1 - Dean Treleaven

Assistant Referee 2 - Marvyn Amphlett

Fourth Official - Gregory Read

 

 

Visiting MEMS Priestfield Stadium for the first time this weekend? Not to worry, our fan guide has you covered!


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