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Preview | Gillingham v MK Dons

The Gills are back at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening for the visit of MK Dons.

2 March 2021

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v MK Dons

The Gills are back at MEMS Priestfield Stadium on Tuesday evening for the visit of MK Dons.

2 March 2021

Alex MacDonald could return to the Gills squad as Steve Evans' men prepare to do battle against MK Dons at ME7.

Gillingham v MK Dons

Sky Bet League One

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Tuesday March 2

Kick-Off, 6pm

 

Team News:

Steve Evans could name an unchanged starting 11 following Saturday’s impressive draw at Portsmouth. Stuart O’Keefe played his first full 90 minutes since returning from injury, so will be monitored.

Alex MacDonald missed the game through illness but is hopeful of being fit enough to play.

Russell Martin confirmed that Andrew Surman came off against Oxford due to tiredness. Daniel Harvie picked up a knock in the game and had to be substituted before half-time. He will be a doubt for Tuesday’s fixture.

Scott Fraser could start having come out of his appearance against Shrewsbury unscathed. Jordan Houghton, a former Gills loanee, may see an increased role after featuring in the last two games as he continues to rebuild his match fitness.

 

Manager Comments:

Steve Evans - “Russ [Martin] has done a terrific job. They’re full of good players.

“They’ll be expansive, they’ll be passing, and Russ is young man that I’ve got a lot of time for. He’s a young man that’ll do very well in this game of management. We know it’s going to be a tough evening for us.”

Russell Martin - “Gillingham is a tough place to play, against a manager who knows the league really well. His teams have great intensity and they are very good at what they do. It’s a game where we'll have to show a lot of character."

 

Previous Meetings:

17/10/2020 - MK Dons 2-0 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

21/12/2019 - Gillingham 3-1 MK Dons - Sky Bet League One

29/03/2018 - Gillingham 1-2 MK Dons - Sky Bet League One

19/08/2017 - MK Dons 1-0 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

01/04/2017 - MK Dons 3-2 Gillingham - Sky Bet League One

 

The last meeting between the sides at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium came in December 2019. First half goals from Mikael Mandron and Brandon Hanlan put Gills 2-0 up, but Alex Gilbey scored shortly after half-time. However, Max Ehmer scored five minutes later to restore the two-goal lead for Steve Evans’ side as they won 3-1.

 

 

A memorable Gills win against MK Dons came in February 2015 with a 4-2 victory. Cody McDonald, Bradley Dack, Bradley Garmston and John Marquis all scored on the day as Gillingham defeated the promotion hunters.

 

 

MK Dons narrowly lead the head-to-head with eight wins to Gillingham’s seven, and there have been four draws in the fixture.

 

Odds:

Gillingham win- 19/10

Draw- 23/10

MK Dons- 13/10

Special Bet: Vadaine Oliver to score first and Gillingham to win 3-1- 80/1.

 

Match Officials:

Referee: Sam Purkiss

Assistants: Stephen Finch and Paul Kelly

Fourth Official: Christopher Pollard

 

iFollow:

Gills season ticket holders can watch the game completely free of charge provided the email address used to access the iFollow platform matches the one on the club database. If you are not sure which email is registered then please contact us on ticketoffice@priestfield.com.

Once logged in, access the match centre approximately half an hour before kick-off and you should be able to click a "Watch Now" icon which will give you the feed to the live pictures. Just before kick-off you should also receive audio from BBC Radio Kent.

If you are not a season ticket holder then you can watch the game for a one off fee of £10! Click here to purchase your match pass, or via the below graphic.

 


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