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Preview: Gillingham

25 March 2014

MK Dons will be looking to maintain the pressure on Peterborough United when they entertain Gillingham at stadiummk tonight (k.o. 7.45pm).

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Gillingham 18/5
Draw 14/5
MK Dons 7/10


As for the visitors, Joe Piggott is unavailable after being recalled by parent club Charlton Athletic, as are Danny Kedwell (knee) and Chris Whelpdale (ankle).

Ben Reeves is a doubt for the game with a leg injury, while fellow midfielder Stephen Gleeson serves the final game of his suspension.

Team news

“They are going for three points to secure their play-off situation so we understand all that, but all I can do is concentrate on our own performance.”

“There are a lot that played Saturday that don’t deserve to play Tuesday because the performance wasn’t right.

“We have eight matches to go with five away and three at home. If we perform a lot better than we did on Saturday then we know we deserve to get some points.

“We’ve got to pick ourselves up and do a lot better on Tuesday night.

Peter Taylor – talking to Gillingham’s official website

“We know how hard it’s going to be, but we’ve done an awful lot of preparation and they all know what the plan is. We’re fully focused and fully prepared for the challenge, and the players are going to have to be at their very best again.”

“Cody McDonald alongside him does really well – he runs the channels and his work ethic is up there with some of the best in the league.

“They’ve got some really good players and they score goals. Akinfenwa is someone who I really like and he makes it difficult for central defenders. He’s got a good goal record too.

“You always expecting a difficult game against Gillingham. The manager has been there, seen it and done it.

Karl Robinson – speaking to MK Dons Player

The Gills come into the game on the back a 3-1 home defeat to Crewe Alexandra, but they were three unbeaten before that.

A thrilling 3-2 triumph at Stevenage has reignited the Dons’ hopes of reaching the top six, but in order to continue the chase, they’ll need to rediscover their form in North Bucks.

Karl Robinson’s men closed the gap on the play-offs to just three points at the weekend, which they’ll be looking to reduce even further in front of the home fans.

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