Gillingham v Port Vale preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Gillingham and Port Vale at Priestfield Stadium.

Last Updated: 11/01/13 at 11:04

Kedwell: In contention for Gills

Kedwell: In contention for Gills

More of the games that matter

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

Martin Allen has a fully-fit Gillingham squad at his disposal.

The Gills have won their last two games without conceding a goal and named the same starting XI for both games, but Allen has claimed that he will make changes for the fixture that would see his side knocked off top spot with a defeat.

Top scorer Danny Kedwell - who has 11 goals in all competitions - could be recalled to the side as he looks to find the net for the first time since November 3.

Steven Gregory could be handed a full debut after signing from Bournemouth at the beginning of the month, while Charlie Lee and Charlie Allen are other midfield options.

Striker Ben Strevens is still in Allen's thoughts despite being made available for transfer and could be in the squad.

Port Vale boss Micky Adams faces a selection dilemma ahead of his side's top-of-the-table clash.

After signing experienced duo Darren Purse and Lee Hughes this week, Adams must decide whether or not to change a winning team.

Liam Chilvers played the last game of his initial loan spell during last weekend's 4-0 home win over Plymouth, but the central defender's stay at Vale Park was extended on Thursday.

He is expected to keep his place in the team but Adams gave little away regarding the involvement of defender Purse or striker Hughes.

"I'll consider my options, but the important thing is we have them," Adams told the media in his pre-match press conference.

"We now have good options and can use different styles. We've got a real mixture there, particularly in terms of front play. We can mix it at any given moment against any given team."

Chris Birchall is another option for Adams after making his first appearance since rejoining the club as a second-half substitute against Plymouth.

Defender John McCombe will not travel as he is expected to be out for several weeks after tweaking his medial ligament on New Year's Day. Louis Dodds is another who will miss out after picking up an injury this week in training.

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 Live
Burton Alb v Bury Live
Carlisle v Mansfield Live
Dag + Red v Cheltenhm Live
Exeter v Tranmere Live
Hartlepool v Plymouth Live
Luton v Cambridge Utd Live
Morecambe v AFC W'don Live
Newport v Shrewsbury Live
Southend v York City Live

Footer 365

Premier League: Daniel Sturridge scores on return as Liverpool leapfrog West Ham with 2-0 win

Daniel Sturridge scored on his return to the side as Liverpool beat West Ham 2-0 to leapfrog their opponents.

Manchester United climb back to third in Premier League with 3-1 win over Leicester

Manchester United climbed back into third place in the Premier League with a 3-1 win over Leicester City at Old Trafford.

Steve Bruce: Hull City targets may change minds about joining due to Newcastle defeat

Hull boss Steve Bruce says his side's 3-0 defeat to Newcastle may have jeopardised his chances of strengthening his squad.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

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