Gillingham V Brackley at MEMS Priestfield Stadium : Match Preview

04 November 2016 08:34
Gillingham V Brackley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Jonathan Bond a doubt for Gillingham's FA Cup tie with Brackley

Gillingham look set to again be without goalkeeper Jonathan Bond because of a groin problem for the FA Cup first-round tie against Brackley.

Stuart Nelson stepped in to deputise for the defeat at Fleetwood, although youngster Tom Hadler could be handed a senior debut if manager Justin Edinburgh looks to freshen up his side.

Australian midfielder Chris Herd has been ruled out through a hamstring problem, while defender Ryan Jackson (groin), Bradley Dack (hamstring) and Scott Wagstaff (groin) are all unlikely to feature.

Full-back Bradley Garmston has now stepped up his rehabilitation after a knee injury. Defender Aaron Morris (knee) and midfielder Lee Martin (ankle) both continue their recoveries.

Vanarama National League North side Brackley head into the tie on the back of three successive victories following the 3-1 win at Halifax.

Saints manager Kevin Wilkin has, though, seen his options depleted by the departure of ex-Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore to Corby Town.

Forward Lee Ndlovu staked his claim for a place in the starting XI with a brace at The Shay, which took his tally for the season to seven.

Veteran midfielder Glenn Walker was part of the Brackley side which knocked the Gills out of the FA Cup in 2013 following a replay and is expected to be involved again along with Steve Diggin.

Source: PAR