Gills could move out of the relegation places on Tuesday evening with a result at Charlton.
Charlton Athletic v Gillingham
Sky Bet League One
Tuesday March 15th
Daniel Phillips will remain out through suspension, he will return for the game against Accrington Stanley. Gerald Sithole (hamstring) and Mustapha Carayol (hamstring) are both unlikely to be a part of the squad due to injury. Ben Reeves (calf) is also likely to sit out.
Ryan Jackson is a doubt, having been forced off in the win over Doncaster with a hamstring problem. David Tutonda could to start in his absence. Charlie Kelman also had to come off during the game due to a tight calf. Aaron Chapman will face a late fitness test after missing all of last week’s training due to a muscle strain.
Following their defeat to Accrington Stanley, Charlton manager Jonnie Jackson hinted that he is likely to make changes to his starting XI on Tuesday. The likes of Diallang Jaiyesimi and Conor Washington could feature from the start.
Neil Harris - “It’s an opportunity for us to gain points. It will be a difficult fixture, and they’re a big club with a big fan base. It’s down to us to make them uncomfortable and to cause an upset.”
Johnnie Jackson - “I need to be ruthless in that decision making. I’ll find out a lot about the players in the coming weeks to see who wants to be a part of that. If you don’t step up, you’ll be moved aside, and you won’t be part of it.”
When the two teams met at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium earlier in the season, the points were shared. Elliot Lee, the brother of Olly Lee, gave Charlton the lead in the 18th minute. The visitors managed to hit Gills on the counter-attack, and Lee latched onto a ball across the box and fired into the back of the net.
Gills were level ten minutes after half-time as Kyle Dempsey’s curling shot hit the woodwork but rebounded off Ben Purrington before bouncing into the back of the net. Danny Lloyd came closest to winning it for Gillingham, but his first-time effort cannoned off the post.
A memorable trip to The Valley came on New Year’s Day in 2018. Josh Parker gave Gillingham the lead as he was the one to meet Tom Eaves’ pass across the six-yard box.
Just after the half-hour mark, Eaves made it two. Luke O’Neill’s curling ball towards the penalty spot was perfectly placed for the Gills forward. Eaves got to the ball before Ben Amos, and his touch had enough to put it beyond the Charlton keeper.
Joe Aribo scored with less than ten minutes remaining, but it was not enough as Gills hung on for their first-ever win at The Valley.
Please be aware that tickets will come off sale at 1pm on the day of the game. After this time, tickets can only be purchased on the gate, however there is a £3 increase on adult and senior prices.
If you do choose to buy on the night, it will be via card payments only.
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Charlton Athletic win - 8/11
Draw - 13/5
Gillingham win - 7/2
Special Bet: Gillingham to win 2-1- 12/1
Referee - Will Finnie
Assistants - Kevin Howick and Greg Read
Fourth Official - Nicholas Cooper
Tuesday’s fixture will be available to stream for the one-off price of just £10! BBC Radio Kent will provide commentary for the game with the team at EFL Digital providing graphics and match replays.
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