Swindon v Gillingham preview

Date published: Monday 2nd March 2015 3:37

A host of injuries have left Swindon short-staffed for the visit of Gillingham.

Anton Rodgers (wrist) and Louis Thompson (shoulder) are definitely ruled out, with the latter due to undergo scans to discover the extent of a potentially season-ending injury.

Ben Gladwin is a doubt after suffering discomfort in his neck, but captain Nathan Thompson is expected to overcome an ankle problem.

Jack Stephens is the final man who will definitely miss out for Mark Cooper’s men, as he begins a suspension following a red card in the draw at Crewe.

Gills boss Justin Edinburgh has a few injury concerns after suffering his first defeat since taking charge of the club on Saturday.

Bradley Garmston’s injury-plagued season continued with a pulled hamstring, which rules him out of the trip to Swindon.

Josh Pritchard, who recently returned from a calf problem, failed to make the squad at the weekend and is a doubt as he bids for full fitness.

Aaron Morris, who has also been absent with a bad hamstring, returned to the bench and is pushing for a recall, although it may be too soon for Amine Linganzi.

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Swindon v Gillingham preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 10:16

The Robins’ newest signing Nile Ranger looks set to be involved in Mark Cooper’s first game as permanent manager this weekend.

The former Peterborough boss was appointed as the full-time replacement for Kevin MacDonald this week and he has spoken of what a danger the ex-Newcastle striker will be when he is fully fit.

Winger Tijane Reis missed the defeat to Shrewsbury last weekend due to a knee injury and Town are assessing the extent of the damage.

Darren Ward will be involved once again having signed a new two-year deal to stay at The County Ground this week.

Martin Allen could well be tempted to keep faith with an unchanged line-up for Gillingham’s trip South West.

Allen watched his side claim their first point of the season at home to promotion favourites Brentford last weekend and it would have been all three had it not been for an equaliser in the fifth minute of injury time from the visitors.

Chris Whelpdale and Adebayo Akinfenwa were brought in to Allen’s XI to face the Bees following a 4-0 defeat at Wolves and the pair will be looking to retain their places.

Midfielder Amine Linganzi (hamstring) is again doubtful to feature while right-back Matt Fish has started out on his long road to recovery having undergone knee surgery last week.

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Date published: Monday 24th October 2011 1:44

Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio has no new injury worries.

Goalkeeper Phil Smith (ankle) and midfielder Abdul Said (leg) are still on the treatment table.

Mehdi Kerrouche replaced West Ham-loanee Cristian Montano at half-time in the 1-0 win over Plymouth and will be pushing for a start up front.

The Robins are within a point of the League Two play-off positions following four wins in six games.

Di Canio’s father died recently and the players were quick to celebrate Raffaele De Vita’s winner over the Pilgrims with their boss.

“I’m full of emotion obviously because it was a tough week but obviously the lads were amazing. I will never forget what they did and I thank them for the rest of my life,” the Italian told Sky Sports News.

Gillingham will be without suspended duo Lewis Montrose and Joe Martin.

Midfielder Montrose scored the winner in Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Oxford, before being dismissed for a late challenge on Asa Hall.

Defender Martin also saw red after picking up two yellow cards and will sit out the visit to the County Ground.

Gills boss Andy Hessenthaler has therefore received a timely boost with the return to full fitness of three first-team players.

Midfielders Danny Jackman and Charlie Lee made second-half substitute appearances against the U’s after injury, with captain Chris Whelpdale completing over an hour at Priestfield after recovering from a calf problem.

Hessenthaler has selection concerns in attack though, with Danny Kedwell (toe), Dennis Oli (hamstring) and Adam Birchall (knee) all sidelined. Defender Barry Fuller (knee) and midfielder Danny Spiller (ankle) remain unavailable.

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