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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,053) 20th August 2011 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: R Lewis

Gillingham Gillingham vs Plymouth Argyle Plymouth

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D Kedwell (pen 74, pen 90+4)
L Rooney (86)

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B Gibson (S/O 73)

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Last Updated: 19/08/11 11:20am

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Walton: Should be fit for Argyle

Walton: Should be fit for Argyle

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Gillingham and Plymouth Argyle at the Priestfield Stadium.

Gillingham welcome back midfielder Luke Rooney.

Rooney completed a three-match ban with the passing of Wednesday's 2-2 draw at Barnet following his red card in the opening-day victory over Cheltenham.

Manager Andy Hessenthaler has no new injury concerns from midweek.

Striker Stefan Payne, who failed to feature at Underhill but has managed a couple of substitute appearances this term, has picked up a virus and is a doubt having missed training over the last couple of days.

Midfielder Chris Whelpdale remains sidelined with the calf injury he picked up last weekend, while Adam Birchall (knee) continues his lengthy recovery.

Centre-half Simon King will again be monitored as he looks to shrug off tonsillitis.

Argyle boss Peter Reid is short of options.

The club are looking to claim their first league win of the season but will have to do so without captain Carl Fletcher.

The midfielder has not recovered after he aggravated his thigh strain during last Saturday's 4-1 home defeat to Rotherham.

Midfielder Robbie Williams will again be absent. He is yet to feature this campaign after suffering a bruised heel in pre-season.

Midfielder Simon Walton came down with a stomach bug on Thursday but is expected to be passed fit for the game.

Warren Feeney and Tom Hitchcock are likely to start in attack despite the fact neither has scored a goal this season.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 39 74
3 Wycombe Wanderers 39 74
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Newport County AFC 39 61
7 Plymouth Argyle 39 60
8 Luton Town 39 58
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Northampton Town 39 56
11 Exeter City 39 55
12 AFC Wimbledon 39 53
13 Morecambe 39 50
14 Portsmouth 39 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 39 49
16 Oxford United 39 46
17 Accrington Stanley 39 46
18 Mansfield Town 39 45
19 Cambridge United 39 44
20 York City 39 41
21 Carlisle United 39 41
22 Hartlepool United 39 39
23 Tranmere Rovers 39 38
24 Cheltenham Town 39 37