MATCH PREVIEW | Gillingham v Charlton

Match preview Gills

The Addicks hit the road for the second time in three days as they travel to the Priestfield Stadium to face Gillingham on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Nigel Adkins’ side will be looking to arrest their recent form as they again go in search of a first away triumph of the 2021/22 League One campaign, having fallen to a 2-1 defeat at Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday afternoon.

TEAM NEWS

Adkins will be without injured trio Ryan Inniss (thigh), Jake Forster-Caskey (ACL) and Ronnie Schwartz (calf) for the midweek trip to Kent.

For the hosts, quartet Ryan Jackson, Daniel Phillips, Mustapha Carayol and John Akinde have all been ruled out by manager Steve Evans, while Stuart O’Keefe is also unavailable as the Gills midfielder serves a one-match ban following his dismissal last weekend.

THE OPPOSITION

Gillingham currently sit 20th in the League One table having won one, drawn three and lost three thus far.

Evans’ men come into the game on the back of a 4-1 reverse against MK Dons on home soil last time out. Vadaine Oliver opened the scoring on 20 minutes, though O’Keefe’s dismissal just six minutes later ultimately changed the complexion of the afternoon as the visitors prevailed thereafter, with Scott Twine, Peter Kioso and Max Watters all on the scoresheet, coupled with Max Ehmer's own goal.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Charlton and Gillingham have gone toe-to-toe on 36 previous occasions with the Addicks winning 16, the Gills seven and the remaining 13 fixtures resulting in draws.

The last meeting between the two sides came at The Valley in February in an encounter the visitors narrowly edged. Olly Lee and Connor Ogilvie had twice fired the Gills ahead, only to be pegged back by Chuks Aneke and Jayden Stockley, before Aneke was given his marching orders on 70 minutes after accumulating two yellow cards in as many minutes, with Kyle Dempsey subsequently notching the winner four minutes from time.

Charlton’s last visit to the Priestfield Stadium saw the sides share the spoils last November. After Jack Bonham had expertly foiled Conor Washington’s first-half penalty, the hosts took the lead through a spot-kick of their own, dispatched by Jordan Graham on 73 minutes. Late drama would follow, though, as Aneke restored parity nine minutes later to salvage a point for the Addicks.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Keith Stroud will control proceedings on Tuesday evening. The referee last officiated Charlton during the 1-0 reverse against Peterborough at The Valley in April.

Stroud will be assisted by Ian Cooper and Akil Howson, while Robert Whitton is the Fourth Official.

COLOURS

The Addicks will be sporting their white away kit at the Priestfield Stadium.

OTHER INFO

Supporters worldwide can watch all of Tuesday night’s action live on CharltonTV, with Robert Lee and Garry Nelson joining host Scott Minto in the CharltonTV studio, presented by DNEL Ltd. Click here to purchase your match pass.

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Supporters should be aware that the Priestfield Stadium is now cashless, with fans politely asked to refrain from bringing bags, where possible, to reduce queuing times.

Please note one lane of the Medway Tunnel, in both directions, will be closed tomorrow evening, with travelling supporters advised to allow extra time for any potential disruption if driving.

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