Preview | Gillingham v Fleetwood Town

Kyle Dempsey hoping to be fit for Fleetwood visit.

Gillingham v Fleetwood Town

Sky Bet League One

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday October 24

Kick-Off, 1pm

Team News:

Zech Medley could return to the match squad after missing Tuesday’s game against Portsmouth.  

Kyle Dempsey will be keen to return against his former club and will have a late fitness test to determine if he can start the game. Celtic loanee Scott Robertson has a chance of making the XI having been an unused sub against Pompey.

Matty Willock could return following an injury that has seen him miss a few games.

Tom Edwards and Sam Finley have a chance of making their full debuts for Fleetwood. Charlie Mulgrew and Callum Connolly should both remain in the starting eleven having started on Tuesday night, whilst James Hill and Jay Matete could return to the match day squad having been left out against Accrington Stanley.


Manager Comments:                                                

Steve Evans-  "Joey Barton will manage at a higher level than League 1.

"We are expecting a real tough game and possibly our hardest of the season.

"I've got every confidence if we put in a performance we will win the game.

"Fleetwood are full of talent, we need to be ready."


Joey Barton - “We’ve got to snap out of it and we’ve got to knuckle down, get back to working hard on the training ground off the back of that performance [against Accrington] and results will come.”


Previous Meetings:

14/12/2019 - Fleetwood Town 1-1 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

02/03/2019 - Fleetwood Town 1-1- Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

03/11/2018 - Gillingham 3-0 Fleetwood Town - Sky Bet League One

27/01/2018 - Gillingham 2-1 Fleetwood Town - Sky Bet League One

22/12/2017 - Fleetwood Town 0-2 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

The last meeting between the two sides occurred in December of 2019 at Highbury Stadium, and the points were shared after Alex Jakubiak’s late goal cancelled out Paddy Madden’s opener at the beginning of the second half.

The last game at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium ended in a convincing Gills victory. Steve Lovell’s side comfortably won 3-0 thanks to a Brandon Hanlan goal and a Tom Eaves brace.

There have been 13 games played out between the two sides and Fleetwood have a narrow advantage with five wins compared to Gillingham’s four. There have also been four draws in the fixture.


Gillingham win - 15/8

Draw - 12/5

Fleetwood Town win - 13/10

Special Bet: Dominic Samuel to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1- 35/1.


Match Officials:

Referee – Mr John Busby 

Assistant Referees – Mr Andy Bennett & Mr Chris Wade

Fourth Official - Mr Alan Young



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