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Gillingham v Rotherham United Preview

14 November 2008 by

Rotherham United have been outstanding this season, and had it not been for their 17-point deduction, at the moment they would be sitting comfortably in the League Two play-offs. They have bounced back from their points deduction and have gotten out of the relegation zone, ahead of Grimsby Town who didn’t have a points deduction.

Rotherham also have an impressive away record, having won three, drawn three, and lost just once in their seven away games this season.

Gillingham have made the KRBS Priestfield Stadium something of a fortress, with five wins, one draw and just one defeat in their seven homes games this season, and have been unbeaten at home in the league since August.

At the moment Mark Stimson’s Gills side currently lie 10th in the Coca Cola League Two table. Last week’s 1-0 win away to Bury in the FA Cup means it was Gillingham second successive win in which they’ve kept a clean sheet.

It will be a very interesting encounter at KRBS Priestfield on Saturday, where the mighty Gills will look to use their impressive home record to keep their home stadium’s title of ‘Fortress Priestfield’. Rotherham will look to use their impressive away record to take away that title. Gillingham have an impressive home record, Rotherham an impressive away record. It is too hard to say who will win in this undoubtedly exciting encounter.

Team News

Gillingham

The Gillingham squad emerged unscathed from last weekend’s FA Cup 1st Round win over Bury, so Mark Stimson’s only injury concerns remain his absent trio of forwards, who will most probably miss out on the Rotherham game.

Key strikers Simeon Jackson (ankle) and Mark McCammon (hamstring) will most likely make the next game however, while Dennis Oli (foot) most likely won’t return until the end of the month.

Rotherham United

Rotherham’s only injury concerns are the already injured Stephen Brogan (broken leg) and Mark Lynch (shoulder), after Mark Robin’s side came through injury free from their Carling Cup clash with Stoke City.

Rotherham will also be boosted by the return of loan-signing Richie Barker, who was cup-tied for the clash with Stoke after representing parent club Hartlepool United in an earlier round of the Carling Cup.

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