Cambridge United vs Gillingham preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted line-ups and ones to watch
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Cambridge United are back home on Tuesday night to host Gillingham at the Abbey Stadium.

The U's have won four of their last six matches and drew 2-2 against Fleetwood Town on Saturday to sit 12th in the EFL League One table.

Gillingham are winless in their last five league contests and drew 1-1 with Oxford United over the weekend, the third time in the last four matches they have had a result with that scoreline.

Team news

Wes Hoolahan ​​​​is nearing a recovery for Cambridge, but he may not be fit enough to feature on Tuesday.

Jubril Odekina impressed against the Tottenham Hotspur U21s in the EFL Trophy last Tuesday and kept his place at the weekend, so the 20-year-old is likely to start here.

With no changes expected, U's boss Mark Bonner is likely to name the same side that played at the weekend.

Danny Lloyd returned to the starting lineup for Gillingham at the weekend and is likely to keep his place on Tuesday.

Gills manager Steve Evans could bring Charlie Kelman back into the lineup with Gerald Sithole dropping to the bench to ensure his squad remains fresh in a busy period.

Predicted line-ups

Cambridge United: Mitov; Williams, Masterson, Okedina, Iredale; Tracey, May, Digby, O'Neil, Brophy; Ironside

Gillingham: Cumming; McKenzie, Ehmer, Tucker, Bennett; MacDonald, Lee, Dempsey; Lloyd, Oliver, Sithole

Ones to watch

Joe Ironside

The Cambridge frontman is by far their biggest attacking threat as he leads the U's with five goals and has played all but 38 minutes of the league season.

Vadaine Oliver

Much like Ironside, the 29-year-old is his side's leader with three goals and is a workhorse, playing a possible 809 out of 810 minutes. 

Previous meetings

The last matchup between Cambridge and Gillingham took place in August of 2020 in the second round of the Football League Trophy with the U's running out 2-0 winners.

Paul Mullin opened the scoring with a 67th-minute penalty and Luke Hannant added a second in the 79th minute to send Cambridge to the Round of 16.

How to watch

There will be no live streaming coverage of the match, but live audio commentary is available through the iFollow channel of Cambridge, which is iFollow United. Kick-off is set for 19:45 BST.

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