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Preview | Gillingham v Wycombe Wanderers

Gills will be looking to get back to winning ways on Saturday when Wycombe make the trip to ME7.

8 April 2022

Gills skipper Stuart O'Keefe is fighting to be fit ahead of Wycombe's trip to Kent.

Gillingham v Wycombe Wanderers

Sky Bet League One

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Saturday April 9th

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

There is hope that Stuart O’Keefe will be fit and available for Saturday’s game, while the decision on Ben Reeves will be made after training on Friday. Daniel Phillips is unlikely to feature as his quad issue continues to cause him problems.


Harvey Lintott and Mustapha Carayol both remain out injured. Gerald Sithole could make the matchday squad for the first time since February following a spell on the sidelines. Robbie McKenzie's condition will be assessed up until the last moment.

Curtis Thompson will miss the game due to injury, while Anthony Stewart remains an injury doubt. Bayo Akinfenwa is unlikely to start in his final appearance at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Sam Vokes is more than likely to retain his place up front after scoring a brace in the midweek win over Cambridge. Brandon Hanlan, who was an unused substitute for the game, could be involved.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - "Wycombe will know they've been in a game on Saturday. It's another challenge.

"I know in this division that every game is tough at this stage of the season.

"We are capable of beating anybody."


Gareth Ainsworth - “We’re going to give it absolutely everything now because this club has worked so hard to be where it is.

“The likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland, Portsmouth, Wigan, Rotherham, and Oxford- all these big clubs getting tens of thousands of fans. Then you have Wycombe, who are still in there and still fighting.”


Previous Meetings:

The last meeting between the two sides at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium was in September 2019. Gills were victorious on the day thanks to a second-half brace from Mikael Ndjoli.

A memorable Gillingham win at home to The Chairboys came in October 2009. Josh Gowling headed Gills in front, but Craig Woodman had Wycombe back on level terms a little over ten minutes later.

Shortly before half-time, Curtis Weston headed Gillingham back in front as he latched onto the end of Simeon Jackson’s flick-on. However, Wycombe responded again just after the hour as Mark Bentley put the ball into the back of his own net. Jackson scored the winner 13 minutes from time as his lob from outside the area found the back of the net.


Ticket Information:

|Tickets for Saturday’s fixture are available here|



Gillingham win - 16/5

Draw - 5/2

Wycombe Wanderers win - 4/5

Special Bet: Charlie Kelman to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 60/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Simon Mather

Assistants - Stephen Finch and Daniel Cook

Fourth Official - Leigh Crowhurst

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