Match Preview: Gillingham vs. Fleetwood



Steve Lovell thinks teams “should be worried” when they play Gillingham, as they host Fleetwood at Priestfield’s on Saturday.

Gillingham top the form guide in the Sky Bet League One, with four wins and two draws in their last six games.

And the head coach thinks teams should start to fear the in-form side, who have only lost two games since he took charge of the Kent club.

He said: “Teams will have a different approach to us now, than they would have done with us sixteen games ago. Even six games ago.

“It’s a fact. It’s nature. It’s what people will think, and I would do the same if I was looking at another team.

“If a team was coming here and they’d only lost two in sixteen and haven’t lost for seven games, you would be worried.”

The Gills have already beaten Fleetwood on their travels, beating them 2-0 just before Christmas.

But the visitors are in fine form on the road, winning their last three in the league away from home.

Gills new loanee Callum Reilly is set to make his home debut, after an impressive stint in their 3-1 win over Scunthorpe last weekend.

The midfielder revealed Lovell had a huge impact on his decision to join the club.

He said: “He was instrumental in me looking to come here and he was a massive part of it.

“To be honest, I watched the highlights and some of the results he picked up and was really impressed with the way they were playing and where he said I was fitting in was perfect.”

Meanwhile, new signing Franck Moussa will be hoping to make the squad after winning himself a contract following an eight-week trial.

Gillingham will once again be without Scott Wagstaff, who is recovering from a hamstring strain.

Defender Gabriel Zakuani puicked up a knock but manager Steve Lovell is confident he will be available this weekend.

Gillingham will be looking to put on a show infront of a bumper crowd on Saturday.

A special ticket offer for the next two home games comes as the Gills go looking for a fourth straight win.

Fans can watch the Gills face Fleetwood and Peterborough at Priestfield for just £5 each when purchasing tickets for both games.

The special promotion is for two pairs of tickets, costing £20 in total.