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Preview | Gillingham v Barrow

Dom Jefferies could make a return as Gills prepare to take on Barrow at ME7.

12 April 2024

Match Previews

Preview | Gillingham v Barrow

Dom Jefferies could make a return as Gills prepare to take on Barrow at ME7.

12 April 2024

Stephen Clemence could welcome Dom Jefferies back into the squad for the visit of play-off hopefuls Barrow.

Having suffered back-to-back defeats on the road to Bradford and Harrogate Town, anything but a win against Barrow at Priestfield this weekend would all but end the Gills’ hopes of squeezing into a top seven position come the final whistle on April 27th.

Stephen Clemence and his squad will be focused on delivering as strong a finish to the 23/24 League Two season as possible, knowing that whatever the final outcome of our season, three big performances in the next couple of weeks will help to set the right tone and expectations for a new campaign, with renewed ambitions, in August.


Gillingham v Barrow

Priestfield Stadium

Sky Bet League Two

Saturday 13th April

Kick-Off, 3pm


Team News:

Dom Jefferies has been training with the squad for the last couple of weeks and will likely be part of the squad for the visit of Barrow this weekend.

Jorge Hurtado continues his recovery from a long-term knee injury at his parent club, Watford. The young Columbian loanee will likely remain unavailable to Stephen Clemence for the remainder of the season.

There were no additional injury concerns following the trip to Bradford last weekend. Josh Andrews is pushing for a starting place with Ashley Nadesan also available.



As for Barrow, Niall Canavan, Dean Campbell and Luca Stephenson could all potentially be available to face the Gills at Priestfield, the players returning to Pete Wild’s side following respective injuries.


Manager Comments:


Stephen Clemence: “You never know what can happen in football. I don’t like talking about what could happen in three games’ times because we have to take care of Saturday. If we win on Saturday the picture could look different again.

“Right now my focus is on giving a really good performance, as good as we can in front of our home supporters, to try and beat Barrow at the weekend."


Pete Wild: "We also know it’s not the end yet and there’s so much more to come from us on and off the pitch. It’s a really special time to be a Barrow fan right now."


Previous Meeting:

The Gills made the trip up to Barrow just over five weeks ago, for the rearranged reversed fixture. The match was originally scheduled to take place back in December.

In a match in which the Gills had good possession, it was our hosts on the day who took all three points following goals from James Chester and Emile Acquah either side of the break.

It finished 2-0 to the Bluebirds on the night.




Gillingham – 10

Draw – 6

Barrow – 7


The Gills first met this weekend’s opponents when the Cumbria team travelled to Priestfield back in September of the 1958/59 Old Division 4 season. That match ended 4-2 to Gillingham on the day.


Ticket Information:


Tickets for this weekend’s match can still be purchased via the website through the link below,




Supporters can also purchase tickets on the day, by visiting the Fan Engagement Centre located inside the club shop.




Gillingham – 6/4

Draw – 23/10

Barrow – 13/8


Special Bet: Josh Andrews to score first and Gills to win 2-1 – 40/1.


Match Officials:


Referee – Dean Whitestone

Assistants – Daniel Leach & Lee Vanamore

Fourth Official – David Rock


Sat Nav: ME7 2PE

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