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Preview: Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers

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Gillingham v Bolton Wanderers - Sky Bet League One Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images

Gillingham. It’s in the South, apparently.

Currently in their seventh consecutive season in League One, and this time around managed by part-time Alan Brazil impersonator Steve Evans, the Gills are your dictionary-definition League One nobodies.

Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United - Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round
Alan Brazil, seen here during his playing days
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Standing 11th in the division, they have actually yet to win any of their four games so far, drawing and losing twice.

Bolton Wanderers of course arrive at the game full of beans.

Our long-mooted takeover has finally gone through and the players, whomever makes up the side, will arrive at the game buoyed like never before.

Our head-to-head record with them is firmly in their favour. We have only faced them nine times in total, with Wanderers winning just twice. Gillingham have six victories and one draw completes the set.

Last time we met was during our previous League One campaign. Wanderers recorded a comfortable 4-0 win in December 2016. We also beat them 4-0 at their place the following March meaning our recent history is much more successful.

Within the Gillingham squad are a few recognisable names - not many, mind. Matty Willock is the brother of current Arsenal first-teamer Joe Willock. Gabriel Zakuani has played there for a million years and of course Alex Jakubiak was awesome for me on FM19 when on loan from Watford.

So what will the result be? Sound off and let us know. I’m going for an 9-0 Bolton win.