Gillingham v Blackpool preview
Last Updated: 20/04/18 11:11am
Gillingham midfielder Lee Martin returns from suspension for Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash with Blackpool.
The 31-year-old has served a four-match ban for his sending off in the 4-0 loss at Southend on Easter Monday. The Gills will again assess the fitness of defender Alex Lacey, midfielder Franck Moussa and forward Rhys Murphy after recent injuries.
Midfielder Billy Bingham is likely to miss the remainder of the season with a thigh strain.
Blackpool have close to a fully-fit squad available for the trip to Priestfield. Striker Armand Gnanduillet will be hoping to reclaim a place in the starting line-up after coming off the bench to score the winner in last week's derby win over Fleetwood.
Defender Kelvin Mellor is hoping to be back in contention after two months on the sidelines with an ankle injury. Midfielder Jim McAlister continues to work his way back to fitness from bone bruising.
The Gills have lost just one of their last six home league meetings with Blackpool (W3 D2). In fact, they have suffered defeat just twice in 16 home matches against the Seasiders in the Football League (W8 D6), failing to score in just one of those matches (0-0 in August 1987).
Four of the last six League One clashes between these two sides have been drawn, with both clubs winning one each in this time and scoring nine goals each.
Gillingham are currently winless in seven league games (D3 L4), their worst run since failing to win 10 in a row in September earlier this season (run stretching across two seasons).
Blackpool have won each of their last three league games for the first time since March 2017, they last won four successive games back in April 2010 when in the Championship.