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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 5,039) 13th October 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Haywood

Gillingham Gillingham vs Aldershot Town Aldershot

Gillingham 4

C Allen (11)
D Kedwell (pen 27)
M Weston (38)
C Whelpdale (66)

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Allen: Back in contention

Allen: Back in contention

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League Two clash between Gillingham and Aldershot at Priestfield.

Charlie Allen returns to the frame for League Two leaders Gillingham.

The midfielder missed last Saturday's goalless draw at Oxford due to a one-match suspension for his red card in the victory at Northampton.

Danny Jackman, however, remains absent as he serves the third and final match of his ban for his dismissal against Rochdale.

Charlie Lee (leg) remains another week away from his comeback and will hope to be in contention for next Saturday's visit of Burton.

With the Gills not in midweek Johnstone's Paint Trophy action, manager Martin Allen watched the likes of Lewis Montrose, Ben Strevens, Bradley Dack, Callum Davies and Tommy Forecast get vital match action in a friendly at non-League Tonbridge Angels.

Goalkeeper Ross Flitney also played the final 20 minutes on his return from a knee injury but needs much more game time before being able to challenge for the number one jersey.

Loan signing Danny Rose comes in for his debut but Aldershot are battling a lengthy injury list.

Midfielder Rose was signed on a three-month deal from Fleetwood on Wednesday and has been brought in to try and halt a sorry run of five successive defeats for the Shots, who find themselves second-from-bottom of League Two.

A tough trip to high-flying Gillingham is not what under pressure manager Dean Holdsworth would have wanted with so many of his players facing a race against time to be fit.

Midfielders Alex Rodman (shoulder) and Josh Payne (ankle) as well as striker Michael Rankine (illness) all missed Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat at Plymouth and are being monitored.

Myles Anderson and Kieron Cadogan were handed rare starts but were both forced off due to injury and will also be assessed.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 43 77
2 Chesterfield 43 75
3 Rochdale 43 75
4 Fleetwood Town 43 72
5 Burton Albion 43 71
6 Southend United 43 65
7 York City 43 64
8 Oxford United 43 62
9 Plymouth Argyle 43 58
10 Bury 43 57
11 Dagenham & Redbridge 43 57
12 Mansfield Town 43 57
13 Newport County AFC 43 54
14 Portsmouth 43 54
15 AFC Wimbledon 43 53
16 Cheltenham Town 43 52
17 Accrington Stanley 43 51
18 Morecambe 43 50
19 Hartlepool United 43 49
20 Exeter City 43 49
21 Wycombe Wanderers 43 47
22 Bristol Rovers 43 47
23 Northampton Town 43 47
24 Torquay United 43 39