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Preview | Cheltenham Town v Gillingham

Daniel Phillips and David Tutonda are both fighting to be fit ahead of Gills trip to Cheltenham.

14 April 2022

Gills make the trip to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium hoping that both David Tutonda and Daniel Phillips will be available for selection.

Cheltenham Town v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

The Jonny-Rocks Stadium

Friday April 15th

Kick-Off, 3pm

 

Team News:

David Tutonda is an injury doubt for the game, having come off in the draw against Wycombe with a knock. Robbie McKenzie will return to the starting XI after missing almost a month of action due to a thigh injury.

Ben Reeves will be available after playing the second half in the 1-1 draw against Wycombe. There is hope that Harvey Lintott, Dan Phillips and Gerald Sithole could be fit to be in the squad after recent injury issues.

Stuart O'Keefe was replaced late on in the game against Wycombe; it is hoped he will be available.

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Cheltenham could name an unchanged line-up after their win over Portsmouth. Alfie May will start up front for The Robins, while Kion Etete should start alongside him in attack.

Owen Evan will retain his place in goal, leaving former Gills goalkeeper Scott Flinders on the bench.

 

Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - “Teams that sit in that middle zone, they aren’t going to go down and aren’t going to go up, they are dangerous opponents.

“You fear the position they are in because they could be anything at the weekend. What I do know about Michael Duff is that he was a top professional and he will want his team to be ready for us.”

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Michael Duff -  “I think that Neil has done a brilliant job. They were ten points adrift when he got the job, and it’s now really close.

“I think they’ve kept six clean sheets in 14, and he’s got them really organised.”

 

Previous Meetings:

When a short-handed Gillingham side travelled to Cheltenham earlier in the season, they were eliminated from the FA Cup. Matty Pollock’s 11th minute goal proved to be the difference as a young Gills side was unable to overcome the deficit. Joe Gbode made his professional debut in the game due to further injury problems in the squad.

A memorable away win at Cheltenham came in March 2011. Steve Elliott headed Cheltenham in front during the early stages, but Andy Hessenthaler’s side produced a late comeback to secure all three points. Cody McDonald scored twice in the final five minutes to keep the Gills' playoff hopes alive for the 2010/11 season.

Ticket Information:

Friday's game is an ALL-TICKET fixture, so do not travel to Cheltenham if you have not purchased a ticket.

690 Gills supporters will make the trip to the Johnny-Rocks Stadium. We thank you for your fantastic support.

 

Odds:

 

Cheltenham Town win - 21/20

Draw - 12/5

Gillingham win - 12/5

Special Bet: Vadaine Oliver to score first and Gillingham to win 2-0 - 60/1.

 

Match Officials:

Referee - David Rock

Assistants - Christopher Wade and Darren Wilding

Fourth Official - Simon Shaw


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