Ifil was an unused substitute at Priestfield but is unlikely feature this time around with the news Aberdeen have launched a bid for his services after he played for the Scottish Premier League club on trial in a benefit match against Hull on Sunday.
The centre-back is now in talks with the Dons and manager Danny Wilson is waiting to see what happens over the next couple of days.
Wilson told his club’s official website: “Aberdeen have made a formal approach for him and it’s up to Jerel to see what can be agreed.
“It’s with them and the player now and we will see what happens. We have given them the go-ahead to speak to him.”
The Robins could not have got off to a worse start in their bid to be at the right end of the table this term, but they have been granted the chance to quickly put that right at stadium:mk, with Wilson and midfielder Jon-Paul McGovern looking to also put one over their former employers.
Long-term absentees Hasney Aljofree (knee) and Lee Peacock (back) remain sidelined and will not travel, while winger Alan O’Brien picked up a knock against the Gills and had to come off in the 65th minute, making him doubtful for the clash.
Summer arrival Scott Cuthbert made a surprise start as he continues his rehabilitation from a hernia operation and Wilson must decide whether he can handle two games in four days.