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Matchday Guide | Gillingham (A)

21 March 2023

Crewe Alexandra make the long journey down to Kent to take on Gillingham tonight (Tuesday, 7:45pm).

Lee Bell’s side will aim to get back on track having suffered consecutive 1-0 away defeats to promotion-chasing clubs, though will face a tough task against a side who have taken 24 points since the turn of the year.

The Opposition

Gillingham lie 20th in League Two on 38 points, seven clear of 23rd-placed Hartlepool, with a game in hand on the North-East side.

Recent form has been a concern of late for the Southern side, winning one of their last five fixtures. But the Gills have won five of their last six at home.

The Gaffer

Neil Harris took over at Priestfield Stadium in January 2022, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Kent side. 

A high in his managerial career came in the 2016-17 season, when he guided Millwall back to the Championship, after winning the League One Play-Off Final thanks to a late Steve Morrison winner.

Fighting Talk

Glenn Morris (Gills keeper): “On Tuesday we’ve got a chance to put it right at home. It’s a big game, nothing is done and dusted yet this season. We’ve got to make sure that we pick up results and climb away from the bottom of the table as quickly as possible.”

Lee Bell: “It is going to be a tough game with depleted numbers, but we have to go there and stand up and be counted”

Team News

Gillingham will assess the fitness of Robbie McKenzie, Lewis Walker and Callum Harriott for Tuesday’s encounter, though Scott Kashket and Ben Reeves are sidelined.

Crewe will assess Sean Robertson, who missed the last game through injury. Rod McDonald, Ryan Finnigan and Tariq Uwakwe are sidelined after picking up injuries, whilst long-term absentees Christopher Long and Zac Williams remain out. James Beadle (England), Connor O’Riordan (Republic of Ireland) and Lachlan Brook (Australia) have been called up on international duty in their respective age groups.


The Alex hold the upper hand in past meetings, winning 23 of the 54 meeting between both clubs compared to the Gills’ 22 wins.

Earlier on this season, both sides played out a 1-1 draw at Mornflake Stadium, with Dan Agyei cancelling out Scott Kashket's early strike.


James Oldham will take charge of proceedings, having last officiated The Railwaymen in November 2021 - a 2-1 away defeat against Ipswich Town.

He will be assisted by Stephen Brown and Stephen Finch, with Paul Kelly appointed as fourth official.

Ticket Details

Brian Moore Stand Price



Senior £19
U18/Student £10
Under-14s* Free

*Free with accomplished adult

Travel Advice

For details of how to get to Priestfields Stadium click HERE.

Elsewhere in League Two

(Tuesday): Bradford City v Carlisle United; Crawley Town v Doncaster Rovers. (Wednesday): Mansfield Town v Grimsby Town.

Can't Make The Game?

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The action is complemented by commentary from the BBC Radio Stoke team of Graham McGarry and Peter Morse.

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