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Preview | Gillingham v Crawley Town

A number of players could make their home debuts on Saturday when Crawley Town visit Kent in Sky Bet League 2.

3 February 2023

Tristan Abrahams and Aiden O'Brien are both available for selection as Neil Harris' men prepare to lock horns with Crawley at Priestfield.

Gillingham v Crawley Town

MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday February 4th

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

It has bene confirmed that Lewis Walker, who suffered a knee injury in the FA Cup win against Dagenham & Redbridge, will miss the rest of the season. Scott Kashket will require a scan ahead of Saturday’s fixture.


Aiden O’Brien, who signed on loan on deadline day, is building his match fitness but is available if selected. Tristan Abrahams could be involved after signing on loan from Eastleigh.

Kellan Gordon, Jack Roles, Ryan Schofield and Jack Spong could all be involved in the Crawley squad on Saturday.

Ben Gladwin, who made his Crawley debut in their win over Salford, could make his first start after he was named club captain.


Manager Comments:

Neil Harris - "We are a Football Club that is united and we need to perform like it Saturday.

"We want fans to come and enjoy the occasion but I'd like to give a special thanks to season ticket holders.

"Come and watch us, get the matchday experience!"


Scott Lindsey - “We’re going there fully expecting a tough game. I watched the game against Swindon, where they found themselves 3-1 up at half-time. They played really well, were aggressive, and were direct in much of it, but solid as well, certainly in the first half.”


Previous Meetings:

When the two sides met earlier in the season, the game ended goalless. Joe Gbode had the best chance of the match in the first half but could not hit the target from six yards out.

The last league game the two clubs played at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium came in October 2014. Gwion Edwards gave The Red Devils the lead just short of the half-hour mark, as he managed to get in behind the Gillingham defence before dinking the ball over the oncoming Stuart Nelson.

That lead lasted 15 minutes when Leon Legge brought Gillingham back level. Jake Hessenthaler’s corner found the head of the defender, who managed to direct his effort into the back of the net off the underside of the crossbar.

Ticket Information:

Saturday’s fixture is SOLD OUT. We thank you for your incredible support in helping us pack Priestfield.



Gillingham win - 17/20

Draw - 9/4

Crawley Town win - 16/5

Special Bet: Tom Nichols to score first and Gillingham to win 2-1 - 22/1.


Match Officials:

Referee - Lewis Smith

Assistants - Michael Webb and Gareth Viccars

Fourth Official - Daniel Cook

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