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Preview: Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers

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I have no idea where Gillingham even is on a map

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On the back of Bolton Wanderers' impressive 4-2 away win against Fleetwood Town, we travel to Gillingham tonight in search of another vital three points as we chase down an automatic promotion space in League One.

Our opponents are familiar with the league, with this being their fourth consecutive season here.

The wonderfully-named Chairman, Paul Scally, dispensed with the services of Justin Edinburgh in the New Year and replaced him with Adrian Pennock.

Their struggles have continued however, tasting victory just twice in 12 games leaving them in 16th place with 11 wins from 37 outings.

A goal difference of minus nine suggest defensive problems, and it isn't that long ago that a Sammy Ameobi ('member him) wondergoal ensured a 4-0 home victory for the lads before Christmas.

Wanderers' fine performance by the seaside will not have gone unnoticed by the Gills, with the return to form of Adam Le Fondre being a particular concern.

A fine win against Scunthorpe United was their reward for weeks of toil this past Saturday, their key man is undoubtedly Josh Wright.

A journeyman midfielder of little-to-no-renown, 27 year old Wright comes into the game on the back of a notable hat-trick of penalties in Gillingham's 3-2 victory.

Seeing his name in the paper must have given him quite the boost, though to think that he'll be spending his evening chasing after Darren Pratley's shadow will surely bring him back to earth with a bump.

It's another must-win game for Bolton Wanderers, and one that I fancy us to go out and claim the points.

COYWM.