GillsConnect News Desk

Dateline: THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER 2017

 
 


Gills Team News

Steve Lovell is probably more happy to be away from Priestfield with his Gills team as they are unbeaten in their last five games on the road.


The same cannot be said for the Gills home form but Lovell could take heart from the form of central defender Ben Nugent against Oxford on Tuesday night. Nugent will probably be on the bench along with midfielder Darren Oldaker and striker Greg Cundle.


The Gills midfield should be re-enforced with the return of Jake Hessenthaler, who was rested midweek, and defender Luke O’Neil could also start. In goal first choice Tomas Holy will return to strengthen the back of the defensive unit.


Steve Lovell has to find the correct combination to win this ‘six pointer’ and winger Elliott List could also get his chance to shine but probably as a substitute.


Up front is a problem and after Conor’s recent performances and injury sustained against Oxford it is unlikely that Wilkinson will start.


Mark Byrne and Josh Parker will keep their starting places and the possible team could be: Tomas Holy, Max Ehmer, Connor Ogilvie, Gabriel Zakuani, Luke O’Neil, Mark Byrne, Lee Martin, Jake Hessenthaler. Sean Clare, Josh Parker and Tom Eaves.


The subs bench could include: Stuart Nelson, Darren Oldaker, Ben Chapman, Ben Nugent, Greg Cundle, Conor Wilkinson and Elliott List.

Plymouth have been struggling to score goals but in their last home game against strugglers Northampton, Argyle defender Sonny Bradley (pictured below) scored twice. Both Bradley goals were headers from set-pieces.


Plymouth are not just struggling to win games but suffering successive injuries to goalkeepers. England U19 goalkeeper Will Mannion became Argyle's sixth goalkeeper after signing on loan from Championship side Hull City.


However first choice goalie Luke McCormick should be in goal to face Gills after recovering from injury and playing in their last match.


McCormick previously played for Plymouth between 2000 and 2008 returning in May 2013 after serving a prison sentence for causing death by dangerous driving. In 2016, Luke became captain of the Club.


Boss Adams fielded the following last time out: McCormick, Sawyer, Edwards, Bradley, Taylor-Sinclair, Diagouraga, Songo'o, Fox, Carey, Jervis and Grant.

Plymouth Argyle Team News

The struggling Pilgrims have manager Derek Adams in charge who was a Scottish manager and former player before Plymouth appointed him in 2015. In his first season he guided Plymouth to the League Two Play-off Final at Wembley after losing, promotion last year to League One where he just missed out on the League Two Championship in the last game.


Adams and Plymouth have found the going tough in League One and with inconsistent form, losing six at Home Park, they find themselves at rock bottom but just one win away from matching points accumulated by Gills. Adams see the visit of Gills as a must win match and the Pilgrims are gearing up towards a huge clash knowing that this is the sort of game that they really need to win and they will not want the Gills, to go six points clear of them. Adams and Pilgrims will take heart from their last home game - a 2-0 victory against fellow strugglers Northampton.

Form - Last Eight League Games



















LEAGUE ONE TABLE - Up to and including : SATURDAY / 5 AUGUST / 2017

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 2017/2018



HOME
AWAY












Pld
Won
Drw
Lst
Won
Drw
Lst
GsF
GsA
Dif
Pts
Form LAST 5
4
Bradford City
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
3
D
W
D
D
W
14
GILLINGHAM
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
W
L
L
D
D



















League One games

1

2

3

GILLINGHAM (home games only)

SOUTHEND (away games only)

W

W

L

L

W

L

Form - Last Eight Games



















LEAGUE ONE TABLE - Up to and including : SATURDAY / 5 AUGUST / 2017

FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION ONE - 2017/2018



HOME
AWAY












Pld
Won
Drw
Lst
Won
Drw
Lst
GsF
GsA
Dif
Pts
Form LAST 5
4
Bradford City
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
2
1
1
3
D
W
D
D
W
14
GILLINGHAM
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
W
L
L
D
D



















League One games

1

2

3

4

5

PLYMOUTH (home games only)

GILLINGHAM (away games only)

L

D

L

L

L

D

W

D

W

W

W

7

L

W

8

W

D

D

6

We've met a total of 69 times in competitive League and Cup action since the 1920/21 season in the old Division Three and we lost home and away - 3-0 at Home Park and 1-3 at Priestfield.


In the 35 league matches played at Plymouth’s Home Park, Gills have a dismal record of just five victories and nine draws. However, one of those league wins was in March 2012 when a rare Joe Martin goal secured the points.


Our last meeting with the Pilgrims was in August 2015 for a League Cup match when Gills scored twice through Jake Hess and Bradley Dack in the last minutes to win at Home Park.

GILLINGHAM v PLYMOUTH ARGYLE - Head to Head Record . . .

GILLINGHAM WINS 25 - PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 30 - DRAWS 14