MK Dons vs Gillingham – Preview
MK Dons vs Gillingham – Preview

Gillingham manager Steve Evans will have virtually a fully fit squad to choose from for his side’s trip to MK Dons this Saturday.

Bar Stuart O’Keefe, who is out for the season with a broken leg, Evans has a full set of players to choose from for the trip.

Kyle Dempsey (ankle) and Scott Robertson (fatigue) have been recent absentees, whilst Matty Willock (hamstring) also sat out some games, but all three players are back available for selection and will give the Scot a positive selection headache ahead of the matchup.

Tom O’Connor, who missed last week’s 3-1 win over Oxford United due to international duty, is also available for selection again.

Though the likes of captain Dempsey and Robertson are now available, it is expected Evans will lineup with an 11 similar to last weekend.

The Gills currently sit fourth in League One after registering three wins, a draw, and a loss from their first five games. They are unbeaten since the opening day of the season, and will go into the game high on confidence after seeing off Oxford last weekend.

That win followed a draw at Shrewsbury and back-to-back wins against Wigan and Blackpool.

In a complete contrast of fortunes to the Gills, MK Dons prop up the rest of the league, placed 24th in the table and are yet to win in the league this season.

Russell Martin’s side have enjoyed plenty of possession in games, but have struggled to turn that into wins and will be hoping to get on the board on Saturday.

Last weekend, against Portsmouth, the Dons enjoyed 72% of possession and had 19 shots – compared to Portsmouth’s 28% and four – but lost 2-1. It has been suggested that their performances so far do not reflect their league position.

The hosts have ex-Gills loanees Baily Cargill and Jordan Houghton in their ranks, while the likes of Cameron Jerome and Richard Keogh may be familiar names.

Martin has no fresh injury concerns, but his squad is boosted by the returns of Daniel Harvie and Regan Poole from international duty.

Fans of course cannot attend the game in person, but an iFollow pass can be purchased for £10 via the club website to stream the match live.

Kick-off is scheduled for 13:00 BST on Saturday.