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Preview: Gillingham (H)

7 December 2018

The Iron return to Sky Bet League One action when Gillingham make the journey north to Glanford Park on Saturday afternoon (3.00pm kick-off).

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8 December 2018

Last time out, Stuart McCall’s side were beaten in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup, losing 1-0 away at Shrewsbury. They were also beaten by Southend United in their last league game.

Meanwhile, Gillingham, who are on the same points as the Iron in the league, have won their previous two games. Firstly, the Gills defeated Bristol Rovers 2-1 in the league, before seeing off non-league Slough Town in the FA Cup. 

TEAM NEWS…

McCall confirmed that the Iron have two fresh injury doubts ahead of the weekend.

However, he will be boosted by the return of James Perch, who is available for selection again after serving a one-match suspension. 

Levi Sutton made a return to the Iron’s bench away at Shrewsbury on Sunday, following a thigh injury.

Meanwhile, Jordan Clarke (shoulder) is back on grass again whilst Funso Ojo (hamstring) has resumed running. They will still be a while away yet though.

Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, while Ryan Colclough (knee) is out for the remainder of the season.

PAST MEETINGS…

In the two sides' last meeting, the Kent side won 3-1 at Glanford Park in January. Josh Morris grabbed an equaliser for his side in the second-half, but the visitors managed to score two more to seal the three points.

The other match last season finished 0-0 at the Priestfield Stadium.

SEASON / DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat Jan 20 LG 1 Iron 1-3 Gills Morris
2017-18 - Tue Sep 26 LG 1 Gills 0-0 Iron  
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 20  8 34 25
Away 22  7 26 33
TOTAL 42 15 14 13 60 58

ONE TO WATCH…

Tom Eaves, who is the joint top scorer in League One with 12 goals, will be a major threat for Gillingham.

The physical forward has played 71 games for Gillingham, scoring 31 goals during his time at the club.

The 26-year-old signed from Yeovil Town in 2017. He began his professional career at Oldham Athletic, before making a permanent switch to Bolton Wanderers in 2010.

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AFC Wimbledon vs Rochdale
Blackpool vs Charlton Athletic
Bristol Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers 
Burton Albion vs Shrewsbury Town
Luton Town vs Fleetwood Town
Peterborough United vs Oxford United
Plymouth Argyle vs Bradford City
Portsmouth vs Southend United
Walsall vs Coventry City
Wycombe Wanderers vs Barnsley


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