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Preview | Swindon Town v Gillingham

Cheye Alexander could return to the Gills squad for the trip to Swindon on Tuesday.

24 October 2023

Match Previews

Preview | Swindon Town v Gillingham

Cheye Alexander could return to the Gills squad for the trip to Swindon on Tuesday.

24 October 2023

Shad Ogie has served his one-match suspension and could return to the starting XI at Swindon, with Cheye Alexander and Robbie McKenzie also hoping to return.

Swindon Town v Gillingham

The County Ground

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday October 24

Kick-Off, 7.45pm


Team News:

Tim Dieng and Oli Hawkins both continue to work on their recoveries from long term knee and heel injuries respectively, and so will remain unavailable for selection to face Swindon Town this week.

Ashley Nadesan will remain side-lined for at least another couple of weeks, after the forward picked up an ankle injury during the recent visit of MK Dons. Shaun Williams and Robbie McKenzie continue to be assessed due to fitness doubts owing to ongoing injuries but could potentially make appearances at the County Ground.


Cheye Alexander is available for selection, having missed the visit of Notts County to Priestfield this weekend due to illness. Shad Ogie returns following suspension.


As for Swindon Town, defender Tom Brewitt is suspended. Reece Divine is also missing due to injury. 


Manager Comments:


Keith Millen: “They are similar to the team we’ve just faced (Notts County), as in they like to have possession of the ball. They have a style they play and that they like to stick too, so we need to be prepared for that.

“They’re a wide, expansive team, they’ve had some high scoring games. We need to make sure that when our chances come, we’re clinical enough to take them.

“The biggest thing for me is picking the players up after Saturday and making sure we’re ready to go again. The team put a big effort in at the weekend, but they’re a strong group, we’ll be ready for Swindon.

“If there’s a rivalry there then that’s great. Rivalries add to the atmosphere, and I like that. I want to win every game, so we’ll be going there Tuesday evening for three points.”


Michael Flynn: "They are a point behind us and they can keep clean sheets. They will be difficult to break down and have some top players like Bonne, Nichols and Ehmer. It is not an easy game, they have ambitions of promotion."


Previous Meeting:


A high scoring affair at The Country Ground saw the two sides share the points after a 3-3 draw back in January, as the teams met for the second time in the 22/23 League Two campaign.

The reverse fixture at Priestfield resulted in a 0-0 draw.




Swindon Town – 36

Draw – 32

Gillingham – 34


The statistics in league meetings split the two sides straight down the middle, both claiming 33 wins since the clubs met for the first time back in December 1920.

Clashes in the cups are where Swindon Town hold a slight edge over the Gills. Our hosts this Tuesday have claimed two League Cup victories and a single FA Cup win, whilst Gillingham have advanced from one League Cup tie.


Ticket Information:

Gills fans can buy tickets online up until kick-off via the below link. In person purchases will not be available at the County Ground.


Official coach places are SOLD OUT.





With the game falling outside of the usual broadcast restriction times, Tuesday's fixture can be streamed via iFollow for just £10!

For a one-off fee you can gain access to the live TV pictures, graphics and statistics from EFL Digital while Radio Kent provide the commentary.

To purchase your match pass, follow the instructions via the below link.




Swindon Win – 10/11

Draw – 13/5

Gillingham Win – 13/5


Special Bet: Macauley Bonne to score and Gillingham to win: 9/1


Match Officials:


Referee – Peter Wright

Assistants – Samuel Fudge & Justin Amey

Fourth Official – Mark Derrian


Sat Nav: SN1 2ED

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