Gillingham v Aldershot preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Gillingham and Aldershot at Priestfield.

Last Updated: 12/10/12 at 11:22

Allen: Back in contention

Allen: Back in contention

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Charlie Allen returns to the frame for League Two leaders Gillingham.

The midfielder missed last Saturday's goalless draw at Oxford due to a one-match suspension for his red card in the victory at Northampton.

Danny Jackman, however, remains absent as he serves the third and final match of his ban for his dismissal against Rochdale.

Charlie Lee (leg) remains another week away from his comeback and will hope to be in contention for next Saturday's visit of Burton.

With the Gills not in midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy action, manager Martin Allen watched the likes of Lewis Montrose, Ben Strevens, Bradley Dack, Callum Davies and Tommy Forecast get vital match action in a friendly at non-League Tonbridge Angels.

Goalkeeper Ross Flitney also played the final 20 minutes on his return from a knee injury but needs much more game time before being able to challenge for the number one jersey.

Loan signing Danny Rose comes in for his debut but Aldershot are battling a lengthy injury list.

Midfielder Rose was signed on a three-month deal from Fleetwood on Wednesday and has been brought in to try and halt a sorry run of five successive defeats for the Shots, who find themselves second-from-bottom of League Two.

A tough trip to high-flying Gillingham is not what under pressure manager Dean Holdsworth would have wanted with so many of his players facing a race against time to be fit.

Midfielders Alex Rodman (shoulder) and Josh Payne (ankle) as well as striker Michael Rankine (illness) all missed Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Plymouth and are being monitored.

Myles Anderson and Kieron Cadogan were handed rare starts but were both forced off due to injury and will also be assessed.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 31 January 2015
15:00
Accrington v Northamptn  
Burton Alb v Bury  
Carlisle v Mansfield  
Dag + Red v Cheltenhm  
Exeter v Tranmere  
Hartlepool v Plymouth  
Luton v Cambridge Utd  
Morecambe v AFC W'don  
Newport v Shrewsbury  
Southend v York City  

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company