League One: Gillingham v Walsall
By Chris Woodside
With only one point between them, the match between Gillingham and Walsall will be an important game for both teams this early in the season.
Gillingham approach this game without a win in their last 5 games (a draw and four losses). There is one major sweat for the team sheet with leading frontman Cody McDonald, who went off injured in their last game.
Manager Justin Edinburgh told the club’s website: “He took a whack to the eye, his eye closed up and he couldn’t see out of it. We’ll have to see how quickly the swelling goes down. There was no concussion, he just couldn’t open it.”
Apart from this there shouldn’t be many changes to the team sheet for Gillingham.
On the other hand Walsall approach this game coming of the back of a three game win streak including impressive wins over Sheffield United in the Checkatrade Trophy and a derby win against Shrewsbury last weekend.
Walsall will have key striker Amadou Bakayoko suspended after the striker received a second yellow after scoring a last minute winner against Shrewsbury.
It is not all doom and gloom for Walsall however as striker Simeon Jackson is expected to make a return after sitting on the side with a pelvis injury last weekend. Jackson has already scored five goals this season.