Akinfenwa doubt for Gills

11 March 2011 10:30
Gillingham have a doubt over Adebayo Akinfenwa ahead of the clash with in-form Accrington. Akinfenwa had to be replaced at half-time in the 2-2 draw with Southend in midweek due to illness and missed training on Thursday, but Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler is hopeful his striker will be fit for the visit of John Coleman's side. If Akinfenwa is ruled out, Dennis Oli could start. Hessenthaler also has doubts over striker Andy Barcham and defender Garry Richards, who sat out of training on Thursday to prevent further damage to their ankle injuries, midfielder Jack Payne picked up a knock late on at Roots Hall but should be passed fit. Defensive duo Josh Gowling and Tony Sinclair both returned to the Gills bench against the Shrimpers after returning to fitness and will be pushing for a starting place.

Source: PA