Floodlight Football returns to Priestfield as Gills prepare to welcome Crewe Alexandra to ME7.
Gillingham v Crewe Alexandra
Sky Bet League Two
MEMS Priestfield Stadium
Tuesday March 21st
David Tutonda went off with what appeared to be a knock in the defeat at Walsall so his fitness will be assessed up until the last moment.
Robbie McKenzie made his return off the bench in the game and could replace Tutonda at left-back if he isn't ruled fit. Lewis Page could be named in the matchday squad for the first time. With another quick turnaround, Neil Harris could make changes to his starting XI and freshen things up.
James Beadle, Connor O’Riordan and Lachlan Brook will all miss the game for Crewe due to being on international duty. Rod McDonald picked up an injury in training, so is unlikely to feature, while Sean Robertson is a doubt after being unwell.
Ryan Finnigan, Tariq Uwakwe, Zac Williams and Christopher Long all remain out with injuries.
Neil Harris- “It’s going to be tight, it’s going to be scrappy at times, and you’ll need moments of quality, and that’s what we need to produce.”
Lee Bell - “They are very well drilled; they all know their roles. They are probably as good as you’ll see in terms of set-up without the football, and their season would have looked different if they’d had the players they’ve got now, at the start of the season.”
When the sides met earlier in the season, the points were shared, with the game ending in a 1-1 draw. Gillingham took the lead in the 12th minute, as Shaun Williams’ corner was headed goalward by Mikael Mandron. Scott Kashket attempted to get a touch on the ball to flick it past the goalkeeper before it hit the back of the net.
Kashket would be credited with the goal despite the confusion as to who got the final touch.
The Gillingham lead lasted seven minutes as Daniel Agyei brought The Railwaymen back on level terms. The forward latched onto a loose ball before curling a shot from 20 yards towards the far bottom corner and out of Glenn Morris’ reach.
Crewe’s last visit to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium was in February 2022 for Neil Harris’ first game in charge. Danny Lloyd scored the only goal of the game in the 16th minute, as he sent Will Jaaskelainen the wrong way with his penalty.
BUY TICKETS | GILLINGHAM V CREWE ALEXANDRA
Visiting fans can purchase up until kick-off. Home fans can buy tickets in person from the main ticket office on Redfern Avenue up until approximately 8pm.
Gillingham win - 8/11
Draw - 12/5
Crewe Alexandra win - 19/5
Special Bet: Tom Nichols to score first and Gillingham to win 2-0 - 20/1.
Referee - James Oldham
Assistants - Stephen Brown and Stephen Finch
Fourth Official - Paul Kelly
Tuesday’s fixture will be available to stream for the one-off fee of just £10! BBC Radio Kent will provide full radio commentary. To purchase an iFollow video match pass, click here.