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AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham: Team and injury news, stats and how to watch the game

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Football League World’s Chris Thorpe will be live from Plough Lane as AFC Wimbledon take on Gillingham in Sky Bet League One, with both sides looking to rise up the table during the midweek round of fixtures. 

Mark Robinson is set to take charge of his first home game since taking on the role of head coach with the Dons and will be hoping that his side can bounce back from their second half collapse away at Peterborough United last weekend, with Wimbledon falling to a slightly harsh 3-0 defeat.

Meanwhile Gills boss Steve Evans will be looking for more of the same from his charges on Tuesday night as they look to continue on positively from their 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers on Saturday as they ran out comfortable winners at Priestfield.

A victory on home turf for the hosts would potentially see them move out of the relegation zone if other results fall in their favour, whilst a win for the visitors could see them rise as high as tenth.

Team News 

Tuesday’s game should come too soon for both Callum Reilly and Zach Robinson, with both players still nursing hamstring injuries.

Although Shane McLoughlin could well be involved in some capacity after recovering well from a knee injury he sustained away at Oxford United.

Meanwhile the likes of Paul Kalambayi and Ollie Palmer continue to face spells out on the sidelines, with Shayon Harrison likely to join them on the list after sustaining a nasty looking ankle injury in last weekend’s defeat, with the winger now set to be assessed by Wimbledon’s physio.

For Gillingham, Evans could travel to Plough Lane without a number of important players with the likes of Callum Slattery, Vadaine Oliver and Connor Ogilvie having all sustained knocks in their win over Bristol Rovers.

Therefore the Gills could well be forced to rotate their starting eleven considerably in order to give themselves the best chance of achieving victory on Tuesday night.

AFC Wimbledon possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): 

Walker; O’Neill, Johnson, Nightingale, Guinness-Walker, Woodyard, Dobson, Rudoni, Chislett, Longman, Pigott

Gillingham possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1): 

Bonham; Jackson, Cundy, Tucker, Ogilvie, Dempsey, O’Keefe, Graham, Lee, MacDonald, Akinde

Statistics 

AFC Wimbledon have only lost twice in their last 10 league outings against Gillingham, a record that the Dons will be looking to improve upon this week.

However the home side have only won one of their last 13 matches in the league, with their sole victory coming against Wigan Athletic at the start of February.

Gillingham did however win the last meeting between the two sides as they ran out 2-1 winners in Kent back in November of last year.

The visitors also head into this game in good recent form, with Evans having seen his side stay unbeaten in each of their last three league games away from home.

How to watch the game?

The match will be available to watch via both club’s respective websites, with iFollow passes costing £10 per person.

Kick-off is 6:30pm.


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