Gillingham v Peterborough United preview
Gillingham v Peterborough United preview

Gillingham will look to follow up Saturday’s excellent win at Charlton with three more points at home to Peterborough United on Tuesday night.

Manager Steve Evans seems set to keep faith with the starting eleven that took to the field at The Valley and pulled off the 3-2 victory.

Both Callum Slattery and Jordan Graham seem unlikely to feature after missing the weekend win through injury, meaning Stuart O’Keefe and John Akinde seem set to keep their places in the side.

Slattery and Graham will be given every chance to take their place in the Gillingham squad, but it seems likely that this game will come just too soon for the pair.

For manager Evans, the game presents a tough test against one of his former employers, but feels The Gills could pull off another win against one of the title challengers:

“Posh are a quality outfit, a good manager with an outstanding squad of players.”

“Chairman Darragh MacAnthony gives his managers every tool they ask for and that is why they were the biggest spenders in the transfer market last summer.”

“Good players in every position and mostly an equal back up if they go out injured or lose form, so it’s going to be a big challenge for us.”

“We will train and prepare a plan like we did for Charlton, execute that effectively gives us the chance but, like Lincoln, they are a top top team.”

Meanwhile, Darren Ferguson, the Peterborough United manager is expecting a test against a Gillingham side buoyed by their win at the weekend:

“It’s always a tough game. Whenever I look at the opposition that go there and win, it’s always a good result for them.”

“We had Rob at the game on Saturday, and they were very good. They won the game obviously, and apart from the Lincoln game where I felt the 3-0 was flattering for Lincoln. I watched that game and thought Gillingham were good in spells.”

“It’ll be a tough game. They’re very good at what they do and how they play and that is their real strength.”

Kick off at Priestfield is 6pm.

Picture supplied by Gillingham Football Club.


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