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In focus: Gillingham

Ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign, mkdons.com takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season...

8 June 2017

First up is Gillingham, a side who will be looking to improve on their 20th-placed finish in 2016/17.

CLUB
Founded: 1893 (1912 as Gillingham)

Nickname: Gills

Stadium: MEMS Priestfield Stadium (Capacity 11,582)

Location: Gillingham, Kent

Home colours: Blue shirts, blue shorts, white socks

Website: www.gillinghamfootballclub.com
Twitter: @TheGillsFC
Facebook: GillinghamFootballClubOfficial
Instagram: @GFCOfficial
YouTube: GFCOfficial

FIRST TEAM
Manager

Name: Adrian Pennock

Age: 46

Nationality: English

Previous clubs (footballer): Norwich City, Molde FK, AFC Bournemouth, Gillingham

Previous clubs (manager): Welling United, Forest Green Rovers

Honours (player): League One promotion (Gillingham, 1999/2000)

Key and notable players
Captain: Max Ehmer

Top appearance maker (2016/17): Max Ehmer, 52

Top goalscorer (2016/17): Josh Wright, 14

Player of the Year (2016/17): Josh Wright

Longest-serving players: Bradley Dack, Jake Hessenthaler, Stuart Nelson (4 years)

Other notable players: Cody McDonald, Scott Wagstaff

Josh Wright

Last season
League position: 20th, Sky Bet League One (W12, D14, L20, P50, GF 59, GA 79)

Emirates FA Cup: Round 1

Carabao Cup: Round 3

Checkatrade Trophy: Group stage

Transfers
In: Alex Lacey (Yeovil Town), Luke O'Neill (Southend United) Gabriel Zakuani (Northampton Town)

Out: Mitch Dickenson, Rory Donnelly, Chris Herd, Ryan Jackson, Ollie Muldoon, Henry Newcombe, Emmanuel Osadebe (Cambridge United), Zesh Rehman

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins: 3
Last Dons win: 3-2, 1st April 2017 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Dons win: 4-2, 9th August 2014 (Stadium MK)

Draws: 2
Last draw: 2-2, 27th March 2010 (MEMS Priestfield Stadium)

Gillingham wins: 6
Last Gillingham win: 1-0, 17th December 2016 (MEMS Priestfield Stadium)
Biggest Gillingham win: 3-0, 31st December 2005 (MEMS Priestfield Stadium)

Played for both
Adam Chicksen, Ben Chorley, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, Tom Flanagan, Luke Howell, Albert Jarrett, Rowan Vine, George C Williams

2017/18 MATCHES
Fixtures will be released on Wednesday 21st June

Watch the Dons take on Gillingham at Stadium MK in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from just £34.23 a month; over-65s from £22 a month and under-21s from £15.08 a month while under-18s are able to enjoy the full 2017/18 campaign from just £3.06 a month.

The Under-12s go FREE offer also remains, meaning the Club’s youngest supporters can watch all 23 home league matches in 2017/18 for FREE when they become a Young Dons member.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.