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Priestfield Stadium (ATT 6,851) 20th November 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Deadman

Gillingham Gillingham vs Exeter City Exeter

Gillingham 2

C Whelpdale (4)
D Jackman (79)

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Exeter 3

A Gow (27)
J Cureton (54, 87)

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Last Updated: 19/11/12 5:55pm

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Flanagan: Broken foot

Flanagan: Broken foot

Team news ahead of Tuesday's League Two clash between Gillingham and Exeter at Priestfield Stadium.

Gillingham boss Martin Allen will be without on-loan defender Tom Flanagan as his side look to extend their lead at the top of League Two.

Both sides enjoyed victories at the weekend, with Deon Burton scoring the Gills' winning goal against Morecambe in the third minute of added time for a 2-1 triumph.

With the exception of Flanagan, who has returned to MK Dons for treatment on a fractured metatarsal picked up in training, Allen has no major injury concerns as Gillingham look to continue their impressive run against the Grecians on home soil.

Table-toppers Gillingham, seven points clear of second-place Port Vale, have won their last four home meetings with City without conceding a goal and have only lost once at home all season.

Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has a number of players struggling for fitness.

Jamie Cureton's 13th goal of the season gave the Grecians a hard-fought 1-0 win over Bradford on Saturday and they now travel to face a Gillingham side that has lost just once at home.

"Our physio is going to have a tough couple of days because we have four or five that are packed in ice and bruised and battered," Tisdale told the Western Morning News.

"But if you want to be a successful team, you have to go to these places and meet the challenge. We have gone a long way to achieving some satisfactory points and it will be a big challenge at Gillingham."

The Grecians will have travelled over 1,000 miles in four days by the time they return from the Priestfield Stadium, a venue that has seen City lose their last four matches without scoring.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 26 41
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
13 Cambridge United 25 35
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 25 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Carlisle United 27 27
23 Dagenham & Redbridge 26 26
24 Hartlepool United 27 18