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The Opposition: Gillingham

A look at Sunday’s hosts

18 July 2019

Millwall are back on UK soil following the squad’s pre-season training camp in Portugal, and make the trip to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium to take on Gillingham in Sunday’s pre-season meeting (kick-off 1pm).

Following overseas warm-up matches against Fleetwood Town and S.C. Braga as the team undertook a week of warm-weather training, The Lions now make the short trip to Kent to face Steve Evans’ Gills.

Gillingham – the EFL’s sole representatives from Kent – will look to improve on last season’s 13th-place finish in Sky Bet League One, managed for the large majority of the campaign by fondly remembered former Lion, Steve Lovell.

The Gills have already endured a significant player turnover, having lost the services of striker Tom Eaves, goalkeeper Tomas Holy and midfielder Dean Parrett among others. The club have however been able to recruit the likes of former Premier League midfielder Stuart O’Keefe, and Manchester United youngster Matty Willock.

Despite sitting lowly in the Sky Bet League One table for much of last term, Gillingham’s form improved over the latter part of the campaign to secure them a mid-table finish, ahead of Evans’ debut season this time around.

Millwall are unbeaten in their last five outings against the Kent outfit, winning four including last season’s Carabao Cup First Round penalty shootout victory last August at The Den.

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