Our prediction for this League 1 match:
After experiencing all sorts of problems at the back in a 4-3 loss to Accrington Stanley, Lincoln City will be aiming to give fans some cheer when they take on Gillingham at their Sincil Bank on Matchday 35. Michael Appleton’s troops aim to put an end to their six-game winless run in the League One, but beating the in-form Gills is easier said than done. It has to be noted that Lincoln City Joe Morrell remains on the sidelines through suspension for the hosts.
Gillingham, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers, and we predict that they will take advantage of the current situation in the Lincoln City dressing room. When the two teams met at Priestfield Stadium in the first half of the season Gillingham recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Lincoln City, with Mikael Mandron scoring the only goal of the match.
Highlighted Player (Josh Vickers):
A product of Arsenal's youth academy, Josh Vickers, is an English footballer who plays for League One Club Lincoln City. The 6ft 2-inch goalkeeper's first appearance came for Isthmian League outfit Canvey Island having joined them on loan in August 2013. He went on to play over 30 games for the club before returning to Arsenal to sign his first professional contract.
His time at the Gunners was shortlived, however, and involved another loan to Conference South club Concord Rangers before making a permanent switch to Premier League side Swansea City in August 2015 on a two-year contract. In his time at Swansea, Vickers made zero appearances for the first team but did feature in the club's under-18 and under-23 team.
Vickers spent his 2016/2017 season on loan to Barnet, where he made his League One debut against Cambridge United on the 6th of August, 2016. Born on the 1st of December, 1995, the 23-year-old has featured 47 times for his current club Lincoln, on a contract that expires on the 30th of June, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Gillingham):
Founded back in 1893, Gillingham FC are an English club that compete in the League One. The Gills are well known for their blue shirts with black stripes, but they wear white shirts with a little yellow and blue, and yellow shirts when playing on the travels.
Priestfield Stadium is the club’s home ground, with the venue holding up to 11,582 spectators. Gillingham City have been playing at the stadium since the club’s foundation. Speaking of the club’s main rivals, over the years the Gills have built up a rivalry to Swindon Town. However, it has to be noted that Swindon fans do not consider Gillingham their biggest rivals.
Former goalkeeper Roy Hillyard is the Gillingham City player with the most appearances. The English shot-stopper played for Gillingham City from 1974 to 1991, making 655 appearances for the club. Brian Yeo is the team’s all-time top scorer, netting 149 goals in 387 appearances for the club from 1963 to 1975.