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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v GILLINGHAM

19 August 2016

After two matches on the road, the Iron return to Glanford Park on Saturday, when they take on Gillingham.

They’ll return in a buoyant mood too, especially with Tuesday night’s superb victory away at AFC Wimbledon behind them.

It’ll be a tough test for Graham Alexander’s men though, as the Gills have themselves made an impressive start to the new campaign, sitting in 3rd place.



Paddy Madden and Jamie Ness both continue to miss out for United as both recover from calf injuries, although both are recovering well according to manager Graham Alexander.

Midfielder Luke Williams was withdrawn at half time of the 2-1 victory at AFC Wimbledon following a harsh tackle, but the Scunthorpe manager doesn’t yet know the seriousness of the injury which the midfielder suffered.

Meanwhile the Iron will have Kevin van Veen in contention for the game following a family bereavement. The Dutchman learned the news on Monday and featured for the club on Tuesday before returning home on Wednesday. Despite this, Alexander expects van Veen to be fully prepared ahead of Gillingham's visit.



The sides last met in March of this year, with United dominating for the vast majority of the game at Glanford Park.

The game would ultimately finish 0-0, that’s after Paddy Madden had gone mightily close on a number of occasions throughout the ninety minutes.



SEASON / DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat Mar 5
LG 1
Iron 0-0 Gills

2015-16 - Tue 20 Oct
LG 1
Gills 2-1 Iron
Laird
2014-15 - Sat 25 Apr
LG 1
Iron 2-1 Gills
Adelakun, McSheffrey
2014-15 - Sat 11 Oct
LG 1
Gills 0-3 Iron
Madden, Bishop, McSheffrey
2012-13 - Sat 3 Nov
FAC R1
Gills 4-0 Iron

2006-07 - Sat 24 Feb
LG 1
Iron 3-1 Gills
Hinds, Mulligan, Morris
2006-07 - Fri 1 Sep
LG 1
Gills 0-2 Iron
Hinds, Sparrow
2005-06 - Sat 25 Feb
LG 1
Gills 1-3 Iron
Sparrow, Hinds, Keogh
2005-06 - Sat 13 Aug
LG 1
Iron 1-1 Gills
Hinds
1999-00 - Sat 18 Mar
DIV 2
Gills 3-1 Iron
Harsley
1999-00 - Tue 23 Nov
DIV 2
Iron 1-4 Gills
Ipoua
1995-96 - Tue 27 Feb
DIV 3
Gills 0-0 Iron

1995-96 - Sat 9 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Gills
Hope
1994-95 - Sat 18 Mar
DIV 3
Gills 2-2 Iron
Young, Turnbull
1994-95 - Tue 30 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 3-0 Gills
Thornber, Henderson, Smith
1993-94 - Sat 19 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Gills
Juryeff
1993-94 - Sat 25 Sep
DIV 3
Gills 1-0 Iron

1992-93 - Mon 12 Apr
DIV 3
Gills 1-1 Iron
Thompstone
1992-93 - Mon 28 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Gills
Daws 2
1991-92 - Thu 26 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Gills
White, Martin
1991-92 - Sat 17 Aug
DIV 4
Gills 4-0 Iron

1990-91 - Tue 19 Mar
DIV 4
Gills 1-1 Iron
Flounders
1990-91 - Sat 13 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Gills
Hall
1989-90 - Tue 13 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Gills

1989-90 - Sat 2 Sep
DIV 4
Gills 0-3 Iron
Taylor, Flounders 2
1983-84 - Sat 12 May
DIV 3
Gills 1-1 Iron
Cowling
1983-84 - Sat 17 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 2-0 Gills
Cammack, Cowling
1973-74 - Tue 23 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Gills
Simpkin
1973-74 - Wed 12 Sep
DIV 4
Gills 7-2 Iron
Houghton, Welbourne
1971-72 - Sat 22 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 3-3 Gills
Kirk, Kerr, McDonald
1971-72 - Sat 4 Dec
DIV 4
Gills 0-1 Iron
Fletcher
1967-68 - Mon 15 Apr
DIV 3
Gills 3-1 Iron
Kerr
1967-68 - Fri 26 Jan
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Gills
Blyth 2
1966-67 - Sat 17 Dec
DIV 3
Gills 0-1 Iron
Ash
1966-67 - Sat 20 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 1-2 Gills
Thomas
1965-66 - Sat 19 Mar
DIV 3
Gills 0-1 Iron
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 25 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 0-1 Gills

1964-65 - Tue 3 Nov
DIV 3
Iron 2-3 Gills
Scott, Lawther
1964-65 - Wed 26 Aug
DIV 3
Gills 0-0 Iron


Our full record against Gillingham is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
18
7
7
4
28
22
Away
20
7
6
7
24
30
TOTAL
38
14
13
11
52
52



Bradley Dack was Gillingham’s star man last season, playing a major part as Justin Edin-burgh’s went close to securing a spot in the playoffs.

The midfielder scored an impressive fifteen goals, chipped in with twelve assists, and picked up the League One player of the year award for the 2015/2016 campaign in the process.

He swept the board at the club’s annual end of season awards too, winning five acco-lades, including players player of the year and young player of the year.



SATURDAY
Bolton Wanderers v Fleetwood Town
Bradford City v Coventry City
Bury v Oldham Athletic
Millwall v Sheffield United
Northampton Town v AFC Wimbledon
Oxford United v Peterborough United
Rochdale v Milton Keynes Dons
Shrewsbury Town v Chesterfield
Southend United v Bristol Rovers
Swindon Town v Port Vale
Walsall v Charlton Athletic 



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