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Gillingham V Rotherham at MEMS Priestfield Stadium : Match Preview

31 Mar 2013 17:01:26

Gillingham V Rotherham at MEMS Priestfield Stadium : Match Preview

Gillingham V Rotherham - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


No worries for Allen

Gillingham are almost at full-strength as they look to take another step towards promotion against Rotherham.

Saturday's 2-2 draw away at Fleetwood leaves Martin Allen's side six points clear at the top and 10 points ahead of fourth-placed Burton.

Their game against fellow promotion-hopefuls Rotherham will have to be navigated without the services of Andy Frampton, who serves the final game of his three-match ban.

The only other worry is midfielder Charlie Lee, who missed Saturday's game through illness and will be assessed.

Allen handed a rare start to Callum Davies at the weekend and, despite impressing, he is likely to return to the bench with Steven Gregory restored to the midfield.

Adam Birchall was also given the nod at Fleetwood but he will face competition from Deon Burton and Weston for his place in the attack.

Rotherham boss Steve Evans could name an unchanged side.

The Millers did their hopes of pinching a top-three spot the world of good on Good Friday when they beat AFC Wimbledon and Evans could keep the faith.

Evans made four changes for the Dons clash as he handed starts to Joe Skarz, Scott Shearer, Kari Arnason and Daniel Kearns and all four are expected to keep their shirt.

It was Shearer's first start in goal since October following knee and elbow injuries, so he may just be monitored ahead of kick-off at Priestfield.

Right-back Mark Bradley is the Millers' only absentee as he battles a broken foot.

Evans' men are currently four points adrift of third-placed Northampton with a game in hand.


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