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PREVIEW: Gillingham

13 February 2017

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The Spireites head to Kent tomorrow, to take on Gillingham at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium, 7.45pm kick off.


Tickets are now off sale at the Proact ticket office, but they can be purchased on the day. Supporters are advised that tickets for covered areas will increase by £2, uncovered areas will not be subject to an increase.

There are still plenty available, and the prices are as follows (covered areas price increase included). 

Adults Covered/Uncovered: £24 /£10 
Seniors Covered/Uncovered: £21/£5 
Uncovered Family Ticket (Two adults and U18s) £25 
U18 Covered: £13 
U12 Covered: £10 

Wheelchair and helper price relevant

Team News

Gillingham boss, Ady Pennock must decide whether to include Lee Martin, Josh Parker and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas after the three impressed from the substitutes bench in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw with Port Vale.

Ryan Fulton is the Spireites only doubt after he was forced to miss the Northampton Town match on Saturday due to illness. Otherwise Gary Caldwell will have a fully fit squad to choose from.

Form Guide

The Gills have won just one of their last ten league fixtures, but are unbeaten in their last four games having drawn with Sheffield United, Shrewsbury Town, Bradford City and most recently Port Vale.

The Spireites' defeat at the Sixfields Stadium means it's now just two wins from their last 10 League One outings.

In the sides last meeting at the Proact in September, the Spireites took a 2-0 lead thanks to Conor Wilkinson and a Kristian Dennis penalty, before Emmanuel-Thomas pulled a goal back from the penalty spot for the visitors.

Wilkinson grabbed his second in the 72nd minute to make it 3-1, only for another Emmanuel-Thomas penalty and a Scott Wagstaff goal to stun the hosts and ensure the match finished 3-3. 

From the Dugout

Spireites boss Gary Caldwell knows his side need to get back to winning ways quickly, and sees this fixture as the perfect opportunity to do so.

He said: "“It’s a difficult stadium to play in, I went there last season and it’s an awkward small pitch, tight ground and the fans get behind them.
“They’re slipping towards relegation as well and they will feel the pressure of playing at home, so we have to make it uncomfortable for their players.” 

Can't get to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium? Fear not you can still follow all the action from the game. 

Across match day we'll have: 

- Live commentary, exclusive to the internet, on PlayerHD 
- Minute-by-minute coverage for the club's Twitter page
- Updates and images from the club's Facebook and Instagram feeds 
- Stats and reaction across the weekend on the official site

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