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PREVIEW: Gills v ROVERS

7 March 2015

Saturday 7th March 2015 (3pm), Priestfield Stadium, Sky Bet League One.

Doncaster Rovers head to Kent hoping that their trusty away form serves them well on a ground they’ve notoriously struggled at.

The South Yorkshire side have won just two games out of 27 at the Priestfield Stadium in their history, but will be hoping that they can change that statistic after just one defeat on the road since October.

Dickov’s side were unlucky not to take all three points from an enthralling encounter against promotion chasing Preston North End on Tuesday night at Deepdale which ended 2-2.

The Gills – managed by former Spurs defender Justin Edinburgh – won on Tuesday at highly fancied Swindon Town to extend their impressive sequence of results which has propelled them to within four points of the play off places.

Gillingham won in the reverse fixture earlier in the season with big forward Luke Norris bagging a brace at the Keepmoat Stadium to set then manager Peter Taylor’s side en route to just their second away win of the season. Curtis Main pulled a goal back for Rovers in added time from the spot.

Main’s form of late hasn’t gone unnoticed and Dickov will be hanging his hat on the powerful forward leading Doncaster’s charge to the play-off places.

The last time Rovers visited the Priestfield Stadium, they came away with a point as James Hayter’s second half penalty cancelled out Chris Dickson’s first half strike.

Last time out (November 6th 2007):
Gillingham 1 (Dickson, 19)
DRFC 1 (Hayter PEN 65)
League One
Priestfield Stadium
Attendance – 5030

GFC - S Royce, N Southall, E Sodje, I Cox, S King, B Cogan (D Graham, 75), M Bentley, A Crofts, A Brown, C Dickson, D Facey        
DRFC - N Sullivan, J O'Connor, A Lockwood, M Mills, G Roberts, L Guy (P Green, 87), R Wellens, B Stock, M Wilson (M Woods, 81), J Price (J Coppinger, 81), J Hayter

Head to head league results (in Gillingham):
Rovers – 2
Gillingham –19
Draws – 6

Team News:
Rovers – Paul Keegan is a serious doubt with a knee injury after he limped out of Tuesday night’s draw with Preston. Nathan Tyson should shake off a knock to start. James Coppinger is pushing for a start.
Gillingham – February’s League One player of the month nominee Bradley Dack should continue in the midfield, while Bradley Garmston has returned to West Bromwich Albion after picking up an injury.

Fancy a flutter? Rovers 5/4 , Draw 5/2, Gillingham 12/5.

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