After their match on January 10th against Aldershot Town was postponed due to a frozen pitch, Gillingham will play their first home game in 20 days when they take on Exeter City at the KRBS Priestfield stadium.
The Gills will be looking to build on their two back-to-back away wins – which has seen them climb back into the play-off places – when they play host to Exeter City, a team in which the Kent-based club have bad memories of, having played awful and lost 3-0 in the corresponding away fixture earlier in the season.
However, Gillingham will have their work cut out if they are to gain revenge over Exeter, as the Grecians have been very impressive on their travels this season, having won six, drawn three, and lost just three.
To make matters worse for the Gills, the club from Devon are one place higher in the Coca Cola League Two table, currently sitting pretty in sixth position. They too will be looking to build on some recent positive results, having beaten Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 away on Tuesday night.
The main concern for manager Mark Stimson ahead of Saturday’s clash at the KRBS Priestfield will be the fitness of Irish striker Gary Mulligan, who is currently nursing a back injury.
On a positive note, captain Barry Fuller has now left hospital and is on the road to recovery after being diagnosed with pneumonia, but will most likely be out for quite a few weeks.
Key defender Garry Richards returns to the side after serving the last of his three-match ban in the game against Port Vale.
After coming through their previous match against Dagenham & Redbridge unscathed, Exeter manager Paul Tisdale is expected to name an unchanged team for the trip to Gillingham.
On-loan Tottenham Hotspur defender Troy Archibald Henville impressed on his debut in the match midweek, and is widely to expected to maintain his place in the starting XI.
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