Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Northampton Town will be looking to put an end to their four-game losing run in the League One when they host Gillingham at their Sixfields Stadium. The Cobblers have been struggling at the back of late, and, no doubt, boss Keith Curle feels pressure ahead of the visit of Gillingham. Northampton have recorded only two wins at home ground this season. The Gills, on the other hand, aim to build on a thrilling 4-1 win over Rochdale.
Gillingham quickly bounced back from a 2-0 loss to Accrington, meaning that they are high on spirits ahead of the midweek clash. Experienced forward John Akinde, who scored a brace in the Boxing Day clash, will be one of the men to watch in the away team. Anyhow, we are tempted to put our money on Gillingham, who are more of a team than Northampton Town.
Highlighted Player (Joseph Mills):
Joseph Mills is an Aston Villa product who plays for Northampton Town in the League One. Mills moved to Southampton in 2006, and he continued playing for the Saints at senior level. After ending his loan spells with Scunthorpe United and Doncaster Rovers, the pacey left-back joined Reading in 2011, but he made no more than 15 appearances for the Royals in the league.
After his short spell with Burnley, Joseph Mills moved to Oldham Athletic, and it has to be noted that he played for the likes of Perth Glory, Shrewsbury Town, and Forest Green Rovers as well before moving to Northampton Town.
Mills was born in Swindon, England on October 30, 1989, and he wears the No. 23 shirt with the Cobblers. His primary position is left-back, but coaches use him as a left midfielder as well. He has a contract with Northampton Town which should expire in June 2022.
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.