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Preview: Gillingham (A)

26 September 2017

The Iron are back on their travels when they face Gillingham in a 402-mile round trip on Tuesday (kick-off 7.45pm).

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25 September 2017

Graham Alexander’s men will be looking to back up the last two victories with a third successive three points in the league for the second time this season.

In the table, United are placed fifth while the opponents are in 22nd, having won just one league game so far this season.

TEAM NEWS…
Following his substitution on Saturday, Graham Alexander has declared striker Lee Novak fit to travel and be in contention for the match in Kent. The 28-year-old was withdrawn as a precaution with cramp, but on Monday the United boss confirmed he would train and travel with the squad.

Conor Townsend will again sit out the game with a calf injury which saw him miss Saturday's victory over Portsmouth, while Jonathon Margetts (hamstring) and Luke Williams (knee) are still a few weeks away from returning to the squad. Charlie Goode (ankle) will miss the next fortnight too.

Elsewhere, Andrew Crofts has returned to full training after an ankle injury and could be a part of the travelling contingent.

PAST MEETINGS…
The two sides last met in March, with a Josh Wright hat-trick turning around a 2-0 Iron lead into a 3-2 defeat at the Priestfield Stadium.

In the same season, Scunthorpe were victorious by five goals to nil with Kevin van Veen, Josh Morris (2), Jordan Clarke and Tom Hopper all netting.

SEASON / DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat Mar 11 LG 1 Gills 3-2 Iron Madden, Toffolo
2016-17 - Sat Aug 20 LG 1 Iron 5-0 Gills van Veen, Morris 2, Clarke, Hopper
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: 

  P W D L F A
Home 19  8 33 22 
Away 21  26  33 
TOTAL 40  15  13  12  59  55 

ONE TO WATCH…
Gabriel Zakuani is arguably one of the Gills' most experienced players with over 400 competitive appearances to his name over his 15-year career.

The defender once cost Fulham £1million from Leyton Orient in 2006, before spells at Stoke, Peterborough, Kalloni and Northampton prior to arriving as a summer signing in Kent. The DR Congo international has made seven appearances for the side so far this season.

ELSWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Tuesday:
Blackburn Rovers vs Rotherham United (7.45pm)
Blackpool vs Rochdale (7.45pm)
Bradford City vs Fleetwood Town (7.45pm)
Bury vs Oxford United (7.45pm)
Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town (7.45pm)
Milton Keynes Dons vs Northampton Town (7.45pm)
Oldham Athletic vs Peterborough United (7.45pm)
Portsmouth vs Bristol Rovers (7.45pm)
Southend United vs AFC Wimbledon (7.45pm)
Walsall vs Charlton Athletic (7.45pm)
Wigan Athletic vs Plymouth Argyle (7.45pm)


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