Gillingham vs Rotherham United preview: How to watch, team news, kick-off time, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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A massive game at both ends of the EFL League One table helps close out the season as Gillingham host Rotherham United at the Preistfield Stadium.

The Gills occupy the first relegation spot in the table and are level with Fleetwood Town on points, but would need a 14-goal swing should they not better the Cod Army's result.

Conversely, victory for the Millers sees them promoted back to the EFL Championship at the first time of asking. They can also go up if MK Dons lose or draw and Rotherham don't lose by six goals.

Team news


The Gills will be without striker Charlie Kelman, who will complete his two match ban. Robbie McKenzie is also missing with ankle ligament damage.

Midfielder Stuart O'Keefe will undergo a late fitness test for a calf problem, but is expected to be in the starting lineup.

Winger Mustapha Carayol has been struggling with hamstring injuries and looks to be a long shot.

Daniel Adshead, Danny Lloyd and Alexander MacDonald all remain out.

Rotherham United

While manager Paul Warne has no fresh injury concerns to deal with, on-loan midfielder Will Grigg is still sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Wing-back Shane Ferguson will play no further part this season as a foot injury will keep him out until the start of next season. 

Predicted lineups

Gillingham: Chapman; Masterson, Tucker, Ehmer; Tutonda, Lee, Thompson, O'Keefe, Jackson; Reeves, Oliver; 

Rotherham United: Johansson; Edmonds-Green, Wood, Ihiekwe; Osei-Tutu, Barlaser, Rathbone, Wiles, Harding; Ogbene, Smith

Ones to watch

Vadaine Oliver (Gillingham)

He's the only player on the club to hit double-digit goals, finding the back of the net ten times, almost one-third of the Gills' team total of 33. 

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Michael Smith (Rotherham United)

The forward has been one of the best players in the third tier all season, scoring 18 goals as well as recording six assists. He's also been durable, starting all 44 of the Millers' games.

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Previous meetings

In December, Rotherham came from behind to record a 5-1 victory to extend their unbeaten run to 19 games against ten-man Gillingham.

Olly Lee turned in Ryan Jackson's right-wing center to give the Gills a fifth-minute lead.

A long punt upfield wasn't dealt with properly and Freddie Ladapo was on hand to bundle home, leveling the match seven minutes from halftime.

Just before the break, the Millers took the lead as Mickel Miller volleyed home from just outside of the box.

The lead was doubled on 59 minutes as Rotherham was awarded a penalty after Michael Ihiekwe was hauled down. Dan Barlaser stepped up and beat Aaron Chapman from the spot.

Jackson was then shown a second yellow, reducing Gillingham to ten men after bringing down Chiedozie Ogbene. Barlaser was unable to convert, blasting against the bar.

The midfielder did grab his brace after collecting Joshua Kayode's pass and he lashed in on the angle.

A fifth came a minute from time as Ogbene rounded off the scoring as he left Chapman with no chance following a mesmerizing strike.

How to watch

The match has been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports. Kick-off is set for 12:30 BST.