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Preview | Gillingham v Plymouth Argyle

Ben Reeves is fighting to be fit for Saturday's visit of Plymouth in League 1.

18 February 2022

Neil Harris may have Ben Reeves available for selection, but Muzzy Carayol sits out for the visit of Argyle.

Ben Reeves could be available to be in the matchday squad on Saturday as he started training on grass midweek. However, a fitness test will be had to decide if he is able to be a part of the squad. Mustapha Carayol has had a setback and will remain out injured.

Neil Harris is hopeful that Gerald Sithole will be available from the bench, having missed the previous two fixtures due to a hamstring strain. Danny Lloyd and Alex MacDonald are out injured for the remainder of the season with knee injuries.


Argyle could go unchanged after last week’s win over Shrewsbury Town. The likes of Conor Grant, Jordan Houghton, Joe Edwards and Luke Jephcott should retain their places in the starting XI.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - "Plymouth have done great this season, they have some dangerous players, and we need to be at our best.

"Tactically we have tried to implement some ideas. It is just drip feeding the start of a process over a long period, and trying to give the guys more ideas."


Steven Schumacher - “We’ve been playing well lately, and we’ve gotten some good results away from home. We had a nice win last weekend which was really tough, and Gillingham will be no different.

“We’ve got to go there and be at our very best and see if we can get a result.”


Previous Meetings:

Gills won all three points in the last meeting at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium. Vadaine Oliver headed home from just a couple of yards out as his goal proved to be the only one of the game.

A memorable win against Plymouth at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium came in August 2011. Danny Kedwell scored his first two Gills goals in the game, but they did not come until Ben Gibson was dismissed in the 73rd minute for a second bookable offence.

That led to a penalty, which Kedwell squeezed under Romain Larrieu. Luke Rooney doubled the Gillingham lead 12 minutes later, as he somehow scored from a difficult angle. Kedwell completed his brace in stoppage time from the penalty spot as he slotted it into the bottom corner.

Ticket Information:




Gillingham win - 12/5

Draw - 12/5

Plymouth Argyle win - 21/20

Special Bet: Ben Thompson to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 80/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Paul Howard

Assistants - Marc Wilson and Andy Bennett

Fourth Official - Samuel Ogles

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