Shrimps to visit early-season pacesetters

Martin Allen.
Martin Allen.

This Saturday The Shrimps travel to table-toppers Gillingham.

Manager

Martin Allen. Appointed in the summer ‘Mad Dog’ has overseen the Kent side’s best-ever start to a league season. Former Barnet and Notts County boss has gained a reputation for his unconventional methods.

One to watch

Danny Kedwell. The 29-year-old striker scored eight goals in the first ten league games and the club’s top scorer has 11 goals so far this season in all competitions.

History

Shrimps have only won one of the six Football League meetings between the two sides, a 2-1 win at the Globe Arena last October thanks to goals from Garry Hunter and Kevin Ellison. Gills won last season’s corresponding fixture at the Priestfield Stadium 2-0 in May, the final game of last season.

Form

The Gills’ fantastic start to the season sees them five points clear of second-placed Port Vale. Only lost one of their last eight in League 2, a 2-1 defeat at Torquay in October. Drew 2-2 at Plymouth on Saturday.

Possible line-up

Nelson, Fish, Flanagan, Jackman, Barrett, Vincelot, Payne, Whelpdale, Lee, Strevens, Kedwell.