Writer: Rob Richardson
Date:Thursday September 15 2011
Gillingham undertake the trip to the Welsh borders on Saturday to take on Hereford United in League Two.
Having suffered a disappointing late defeat at Southend on Tuesday night, the Gills will be desperate to return to winning ways; they have only won once in their last four outings.
Hereford have suffered a poor start to the season, and find themselves in 8th place in League Two.
The Bulls have only managed to rack up five points so far this season, and sit on a goal difference of -11.
Their only win of the campaign so far came at home- a 1-0 defeat of Dagenham and Redbridge. However, Macclesfield, Morecambe and Aldershot have all emerged from Edgar Street victorious..
Big Day For
Much of the Gillingham squad, who have been threatened with being dropped by manager Andy Hessenthaler, if performances don`t improve.
ereford are boosted by the returns of Rob Purdie and Stefan Stam who are back in contention following spells on the sidelines.
Ex-Gill Delroy Facey is likely to start against his former club.
Delroy Facey- the striker struggled at Priestfield, and didn`t endear himself to many of the Gillingham fans. He will certainly have a point to prove when he faces his former side.
Gillingham could hand a debut to loan-signing Frank Nouble, who joined the club on an initial one month loan deal this afternoon from West Ham United.
This signing should bolster the Gills` attacking options, which have been limited so far this season.
The physio`s table has been busy this week, with Matt Lawrence and Matt Fish, who both suffered concussion during the week, added to the injury list.
Danny Spiller also picked up a knock at Southend and could miss out this weekend, while Jack Payne and Curtis Weston remain sidelined.
On a more positive note, Hessenthaler is likely to be able to rely on the services of his captain Andy Frampton, who has returned to training this week having missed the last two matches.
Frank Nouble- with Gillingham short in attack, it is hoped that the acquisition of Nouble will inject some much needed life into the side.
Both encounters between the two sides last season finished goalless.
Hereford were Gillingham`s first opponents of the League season, at Edgar Street, and the Kent club will have been very satisfied with an encouraging performance.
The opposite can be said of the meeting between the sides in April, when the Gills were looking to finish the season strongly to secure a promotion place.
However, a poor run of form at the end of the season, especially at home, included a disappointing 0-0 draw against underperforming Hereford, and ultimately cost Gillingham a play-off place.
Burton Albion (H)
Date:Thursday September 15 2011
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