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25 November 2013

Gillingham FC
Sky Bet League 1
Tuesday 26th November 2013
MEMS Priestfield Stadium, Redfern Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4DD
Kick Off: 7.45pm

Weather forecast: Partly cloudy, 2oc

Stevenage are back on the road this Tuesday evening at Gillingham, looking to follow-up Saturday's win at Peterborough with another three points on their travels.

Away fans are housed on one side of the Brian Moore Stand with tickets priced as follows:

£20 - Adults
£19 - Concessions (65+)
£12 - U18
£7 - U12
Last time we met: 
Two Byron Harrison headers earned Stevenage a draw with Gillingham back in February 2011. Harrison nodded home Lawrie Wilson's cross in from six yards out but Cody McDonald equalised in first-half stoppage time with a clean strike. The Gills completed the turnaround when Adebayo Akinfenwa smashed home after being fed in by Joe Martin. Harrison forced Alan Julian into a full-stretch save, but he was not to be denied his equaliser as he clinically headed home Peter Winn's cross. 

Boro: Day, Henry, Ashton, Roberts, Charles (Winn), Wilson, Foster, Sinclair, Laird, Beardsley (May), Harrison

Subs not used: Bayes, Long, Byrom, Bridges, Daley

Team news:
Gillingham could give a debut to Donervon Daniels after the central defender joined on loan from West Brom. Midfielder Charlie Lee could return from suspension but Steven Gregory (groin), Amine Linganzi (calf) and Matt Fish (knee) are out.

Stevenage will be without Jimmy Smith through suspension after the midfielder was sent off against Peterborough. David Gray is expected to start in his place and is likely to be the only change to the side which won on Saturday. Darius Charles and Ben Chorley are out injured.

Stevenage are 15/8 with Sky Bet to come away with a victory from Kent tomorrow. 

.33/1 whilst a similar score with Francois Zoko finding the back of the net can get you 35/1To wager on Lucas Akins repeating his weekend feat of scoring the only goal of the game you can get odds of

Placing £10 on a Stevenage win with both teams scoring can return you £40 thanks to odds of 4/1.

Or perhaps you fancy Boro repeating their last first half performance when playing away on a Tuesday night? You can get odds of 66/1 for Graham Westley’s men to be 3-0 up at the break, as they were at Crewe.

The Gillingham Scout Report:

Recent form:
Gillingham currently sit one point and four places above Stevenage in the Sky Bet League 1 table having picked up 18 points from their 17 games so far.

The Gills are in mixed form, picking up consecutive wins against Carlisle (1-0) and Sheffield United (2-1) but have also lost to Port Vale (2-1), Oldham (1-0) and suffered a shock FA Cup first round replay exit at Brackley Town having only managed a draw in the original tie.

Peter Taylor’s men have managed three wins, two draws and four defeats at home in the league this season, during which they’ve scored nine times and conceded just 10. As well as that FA Cup draw against Brackley, they’ve lost at Prestfield in cup competitions against Bristol City (2-0 in the Capital One Cup) and Leyton Orient (3-1 in the JPT).

Possible Gillingham Line-Up: (4-4-2 formation)
Stuart Nelson; Elliott Hewitt, Donervon Daniels, Adam Barrett, Joe Martin; Danny Hollands, Charlie Lee, Michael Harriman, Chris Whepdale; Cody McDonald, Danny Kedwell

Subs from: Callum Davies, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Myles Weston, Bradley Dack, George Howard, Craig Fagan, Jake Hessenthaler, Leon Legge, John Mousinho

We’ve met before:
John Mousinho will be a familiar face for the visiting fans after a two-year spell at The Lamex Stadium from 2010 to 2012. The midfielder played 66 times for Stevenage and scored 8 times, including the goal which won Boro the League 2 playoff final and promotion to League 1. Since departing for pastures new, the former Brentford and Wycombe man has featured 32 times for Preston before arriving at Priestfield on a two month loan deal earlier this month.

Key man:
Many Gills fans will be looking for Danny Kedwell to fire them up the league table this season. The experienced striker, who enjoyed prolific spells at Welling (38 goals in 73 games), Grays (14 in 52 games) and AFC Wimbledon (43 in 83 games) during his career has nine to his name so far this season, including five in his last six league games.

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