Olly Lee, Ben Reeves, Charlie Kelman, Harvey Lintott and Aaron Chapman all pushing for starting places against Ipswich.
Gillingham v Ipswich Town
Papa John's Trophy
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Tuesday October 5th
Paul Raynor admitted that Tuesday’s game will come too soon for Ryan Jackson and Mustapha Carayol. However, there is a chance that both could be on the bench at Wycombe. Daniel Phillips remains out with an ankle injury.
Raynor also confirmed that there will be a handful of changes made for Tuesday’s fixture with players battling for places in the starting XI.
Paul Cook confirmed that Ipswich will make changes ahead of the game, but it will still be a competitive line-up that will offer fringe players the opportunity to impress.
That could see the likes of Kane Vincent-Young, Myles Kenlock and Luke Woolfenden all start. Former Gills goalkeeper Tomas Holy may also start between the sticks.
Paul Raynor - “I would imagine that there will be opportunities for people. There will be chances for players to stake a claim to play at Wycombe, and the guys need the opportunity to play. We will take advantage of that.”
Paul Cook - “I think when you look at the side we’ll put out on Tuesday night, you’d expect us to be very competitive in the game, I’m 100 per cent sure.
“But we’ve seen with the West Ham [U21s] result how difficult the games can be. Obviously you’re going to put a team together that’s never played together but you’d expect them to have enough quality, so we’ll see Tuesday night.”
Gills won their opening group game 1-0 at Colchester United thanks to a late Robbie McKenzie volley. Colchester had chances to take the lead in the game, but were denied by some brilliant Aaron Chapman saves and the foot of the post.
Charlie Kelman almost grabbed his first Gills goal with a header late in the game, but it was saved. McKenzie stepped up in stoppage time to volley home from inside the area after some fantastic work from Mustapha Carayol.
Ipswich Town- LWDWL
Ipswich lost their opening group game to West Ham’s Under 21’s. Despite James Norwood giving them the lead in the opening minutes, Keenan Appiah-Forson equalised ten minutes later.
West Ham were awarded a late penalty after Tomas Holy clattered into Jamal Baptiste. Armstrong Okoflex stepped up and scored the winner from the penalty spot, drilling his effort into the bottom corner.
THE GAME WILL KICK-OFF AT 7PM.
Gillingham win - 7/5
Draw - 21/10
Ipswich Town win - 13/8
Special Bet: Charlie Kelman to score first and Gillingham to win 2-0- 45/1.
Referee - Trevor Kettle
Assistant Referee 1 - Nicholas Dunn
Assistant Referee 2 - Ryan Whitaker
Fourth Official - Leigh Crowhurst
Supporters can watch the game via iFollow for a one-off purchase of £10. Fans will receive the live TV pictures, graphics and live commentary from the team at BBC Radio Kent.