Neil Harris could make changes to his starting XI for Gills trip to Crawley in League 2.
Crawley Town v Gillingham
Sky Bet League Two
Tuesday November 22nd
Neil Harris is likely to make changes to his starting XI after the defeat at Newport. The likes of Alex MacDonald, Hakeeb Adelakun and Scott Kashket could all return to the line-up, while Ryan Law could be named in the matchday squad for the fixture.
Crawley defender Ludwig Francillette will miss Tuesday’s game due to suspension, as he was sent off for two yellow cards in their defeat to Walsall. Dom Telford is a doubt for Crawley, as he was taken off in the first half of the game on Saturday.
Former Gills academy graduate Jake Hessenthaler is likely to start in the Red Devils’ midfield.
Neil Harris - “I expect more from the group, more quality from the group, we are a small team and knowing the game and the level is key but it is having the heart and desire to compete."
Lewis Young [speaking on Saturday] - “At the minute, there’s a little bit of a sour taste because it was so gutting as it was the last minute. It’s my job to try and pick us up over the next couple of days and get ready for another tough test.”
The last meeting between the two clubs came in the Carabao Cup First Round last season. Gerald Sithole scored his first professional goal in the opening moments of the game. He challenged for Olly Lee’s high looping ball into the six-yard box, which led to Blondy Nna Nouke not claiming it. The ball then bounced perfectly for Sithole to prod the ball into the back of the net from a yard out.
Crawley were level after 55 minutes as Sam Ashford managed to slide a cut back inside the penalty area into an empty net. Gillingham thought they had won the game in stoppage time with a fantastic volley from Dan Phillps. Vadaine Oliver’s header across the box was cleared as far as Phillips, who struck the ball on the volley with the outside of his foot, and it found the bottom corner.
The drama was not over there as Crawley found an equaliser in the dying seconds. Archie Davies latched onto a pass into the Gillingham box and got beyond a defender before slotting the ball beyond Aaron Chapman. The game went to penalties, where the first 18 were scored. Ludwig Francillette was denied by Chapman, and Harvey Lintott scored the winning penalty as Gills won the shootout 10-9.
For all the ticket information regarding the rearranged fixture against Crawley, click here.
Crawley Town win - 5/4
Draw - 9/4
Gillingham win - 21/10
Scott Kashket to score first and Gillingham to win 2-0- 75/1.
Referee - James Oldham
Assistants - Michael George and Paul Yates
Fourth Official - Dean Treleaven
Tuesday’s fixture will be available on iFollow for the one-off fee of just £10. BBC Radio Kent will provide full coverage of the game.