Preview | Gillingham (A)

The Mariners head to Kent to face play-off challenging Gillingham at Priestfield Stadium looking to make it two wins from two and six unbeaten. (kick-off 3pm).

Town battled to a narrow victory against an in-form MK Dons side last time out at Blundell Park when a first-half goal from Justin Obikwu was enough to see out an impressive three points, stretching our unbeaten streak to five in the league.

You can view Tuesday’s highlights by clicking HERE.

Team News

Head Coach David Artell has suggested that there are no new injury concerns heading into this weekend’s game but has stated that top-scorer Danny Rose will again be unavailable for this fixture whilst he recovers from a slight niggle. Gav Holohan could be set to make his 100th appearance for Town should he cross the white line at Priestfield tomorrow.

You can view David Artell’s pre-match interview by clicking HERE.


These two sides last came face to face back in early September when Gillingham made the long trip to Blundell Park to see a dominant Town side clinch a 2-0 home win over the Gills. Two first half goals from Niall Maher and Gav Holohan were enough to see Gillingham return home empty handed.

Gillingham are currently managed by former Sunderland, Hull, Aston Villa, and Newcastle first-team coach Stephen Clemence who made his first leap into lead-management with the Kent side back in November after the dismissal of Neil Harris.

The Gills come into this game having won two out of their last eight league outings, one of those wins coming against automatic promotion contenders Wrexham, with the other coming in a convincing victory at Salford City. Despite this the Kent side have only lost twice in recent games, Clemence’s side picking up a majority amount of draws during the month of February and so far in March.

Gillingham’s home form has dented their play-off aspirations after picking up 30 points from 19 games, which sees them sat 15th out of 24 in the leagues ‘home table’ this campaign. Tomorrow’s hosts have the worst attacking record in the league having only scored 35 goals this season. However, they currently hold the 5th best defensive record in the league having only conceded 44 goals.

Conor Masterson is Gillingham’s top goal scorer this season having scored six goals this season, registering himself an assist in the process. Masterson however will have to watch this game from the stands after receiving a red card in their midweek game with AFC Wimbledon.


UK supporters can follow the action via our social media channels whilst Overseas supporters will be able to watch tomorrow’s match against Gillingham on Mariners TV with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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