Preview | Gillingham v Hull City

Ryan Jackson missing through suspension, but Zech Medley fit for the hosts.

Gillingham vs Hull City

Sky Bet League One

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday September 12

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

The Gills will have one absentee on Saturday with right-back Ryan Jackson missing out through suspension. He was sent off during last Saturday's 1-0 win over Southend in the Carabao Cup and so serves a one match ban.

Zech Medley be will available having come off against Crawley Town with a slight knock. New loan signing Scott Robertson will also be available having made his loan from Glasgow Celtic official on Thursday afternoon.

Former Gills loanee Alfie Jones looks set to make his Priestfield return with The Tigers. Former striker Tom Eaves will miss the game having suffered an injury against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup last week.

Josh Magennis, Callum Elder and James Scott may all feature at Priestfield on Saturday, but defender Lewie Coyle will miss out through suspension.


Manager Comments:

Steve Evans - "Hull will be a force and will have resources in place. We have to be ready because they are full of good players.

"This is the toughest League One I can remember for a long time. We want to improve every year. We lost a lot of players in the summer so we have brought a new group together. It takes time to build but we are working hard and we'll get there."

Grant McCann - “The aim this season is to bounce back. I feel like we’re recruiting very well and our aim is to have a really good season.

“Gillingham at their place will be tough. The boys have a real determination to bounce back and we’re working hard to make sure we’re better in terms of performances."


Previous Meetings:


26/02/1985 - Gillingham 1-0 Hull City - Old Division Three

18/09/1984 - Hull City 2-0 Gillingham - Old Division Three

17/04/1984 - Hull City 0-0 Gillingham - Old Division Three

03/09/1983 - Gillingham 1-2 Hull City - Old Division Three

28/03/1981 - Hull City 2-2 Gillingham - Old Division Three


The two sides have only met on 14 occasions, and you would have to go back 35 years for the last time this fixture was played. On that day the Gills were victorious 1-0.

In the 14 matches played between the clubs, Gillingham comes out on top with six wins to four.



Gillingham win - 6/4

Draw - 23/10

Hull City win - 13/8

Special bet: John Akinde to score and Gillingham to win 1-0 - 30/1.


Match Officials:

Referee: Andy Woolmer

Assistants: Rob Smith and Daniel Leach

Fourth Official : Michael George



Gills season ticket holders can watch the game completely free of charge using their one-off streaming code, which should have come over via post or email.

If it hasn't, then click here.

If you are not a season ticket holder then you can watch the game for a one off fee of £10!