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Preview | Gillingham v Bradford City

Tom Nichols and Tim Dieng could be missing for the visit of Bradford on Tuesday.

28 February 2023

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v Bradford City

Tom Nichols and Tim Dieng could be missing for the visit of Bradford on Tuesday.

28 February 2023

Neil Harris could be without three key players for the visit of Bradford in League 2.

Gillingham v Bradford City

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday February 28th

Kick-Off, 7.45pm


Team News:

Tom Nichols and Timothee Dieng are unlikely to play after being forced off in the first half of the win against AFC Wimbledon due to injury. Robbie McKenzie, who missed the win, is also a major doubt, having picked up an injury in training last week.

Shaun Williams is a doubt as he works through a rib issue. Stuart O’Keefe, Ethan Coleman and Jayden Clarke are available if they are needed in the matchday squad.


Former Gills midfielder Emmanuel Osadebe will likely be in The Bantams' matchday squad after making his return from a double leg break against Doncaster. Abo Eisa is a doubt after missing Bradford’s win, while Andy Cook will likely lead the line, having scored his 20th goal of the season in the victory.

Vadaine Oliver was not involved in Bradford’s game at the weekend and could be named in the matchday squad against his former club.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - “Bradford is possibly the toughest game since the Leicester game. They’re a good football team, so we will have to compete well and have good shape and discipline in that.”


Previous Meetings:

A memorable Gills win over Bradford at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium came during the 2015/16 season. Justin Edinburgh’s side hosted The Bantams for the club’s first game of 2016, and it proved to be a convincing win. Bradley Dack gave Gillingham an early lead as he did brilliantly to curl his first-time shot beyond Ben Williams and into the bottom corner.

Rory Donnelly made it two just seven minutes later. He played a one-two with Dack as he made his way into the penalty area before bending his shot towards the far corner. It took until the last minute of the game for Gills to find their third. Dack scooped the ball over a couple of Bradford defenders allowing Ryan Jackson to play the ball across the goal, and Doug Loft was on hand to slide the ball beyond Williams.

Gillingham leads the head-to-head with 23 wins in all competitions to Bradford’s 15. There have also been 16 draws between the two clubs.


Ticket Information:




Gillingham win - 13/8

Draw - 11/5

Bradford City win - 8/5

Special Bet: Aiden O’Brien to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 50/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Alan Young

Assistants - Leigh Crowhurst and Nicholas Dunn

Fourth Official - Marc Wilson



Tuesday’s fixture will be available to purchase for a one-off fee of just £10! BBC Radio Kent will provide full radio commentary of the fixture. To purchase, click here.

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