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Preview | Accrington Stanley v Gillingham

Daniel Phillips is eligible for selection this weekend after serving his three-match ban.

25 March 2022

Neil Harris is able to welcome back Dan Phillips for Saturday's game, with Ben Reeves also fighting to be fit.

Accrington Stanley v Gillingham

Sky Bet League One

Wham Stadium

Saturday March 26th

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Dan Phillips will return to the matchday squad after missing the three previous games due to suspension.

There is no fresh injury news as Neil Harris has the option to start the same side that drew at home to Sheffield Wednesday last Saturday.


John Coleman will be handing Liam Isherwood his full debut in goal at the weekend. Toby Savin was sent off in the defeat to Plymouth, meaning that the 19-year-old will fill in for the game.

John O’Sullivan and Joe Pritchard are both continuing their return from injury, but Saturday may come too soon for them.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris  - “Accrington is going to be another tough challenge. They’re a good and solid League One outfit, and John Coleman has done a terrific job there.

“Accrington can be a big and strong side that bully teams, but they can play as well. They’ve got a really good blend.”


John Coleman - “The team that Gillingham have got will always be difficult to play against. Teams who have a lot to play for you think they can raise their game, but no one wants to win a game more than us.

“It doesn’t matter where we are in the league. The idea that they need it more than us, goes out the window.”


Previous Meetings:

When the two sides met earlier in the season, it ended goalless at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium. Gills had plenty of chances to win the game, with Vadaine Oliver coming the closest, but they were unable to find the back of the net.

A memorable Gills away win against Accrington Stanley came in March 2009, during the club’s play-off winning campaign. Simeon Jackson and Dennis Oli were the goal scorers on the day as the win helped Mark Stimson’s side close in on a play-off place.


Ticket Information:

Tickets for Saturday’s fixture will be available to purchase on the day with either card or cash payment. There will also be no increase in prices on the day.

They go off sale from the Gills ticket office at 1pm on Friday March 25.



Adults - £15

Concessions (64+) - £10

Students - £10 (only sold with valid ID)

12-17 years - £5

U12's - £5

For more information ahead of our trip to the Wham Stadium, click here.



Accrington Stanley win - 8/11

Draw - 5/2

Gillingham win - 18/5

Special Bet: Stuart O’Keefe to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1- 130/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Scott Oldham

Assistants - David Hunt and Mark Jones

Fourth Official - Peter Wright

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