Our prediction for this League 2 match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Sutton and Newport, Stockport will look to give fans yet another reason to celebrate when they take on Gillingham on Matchday 42. The Hatters are determined to secure automatic League One promotion, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Kyle Wootton, who scored a brace in a 4-0 crushing of Newport. There are no fresh injury worries in the home side ahead of the visit of Stockport.
Meanwhile, the hosts are safe for now, and seeing that the promotion-chasing visitors want this triumph more, away win should be considered. Republic of Ireland forward Aiden O’Brien is widely expected to return to the starting XI after scoring as a substitute in a 2-1 loss to Northampton. Earlier this term the two sides played out a goalless draw at Edgeley Park.
Highlighted Player (Stuart O\'Keefe):
Stuart O’keefe is a an English footballer who started his senior career at Southend United. In August 2010 O’Keefe signed a one-year deal with Crystal Palace after impressing coach George Burley in a trial game against West Ham reserves.
The 173-cm-tall midfielder scored one goal in 36 appearances for the Eagles in the Premier League, finding the net in a 3-1 win over Sunderland on August 31, 2013. Stuart O’Keefe played for Blackpool on loan before moving to Cardiff City in the winter of 2015.
After his loan spells with Milton Keynes Dons, Portsmouth and Plymouth Argyle, O’Keefe moved to Gillingham at the end of the 2018/2019 season. He made his League One debut with the club on August 3, 2019 in a 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers. His main position is central midfield, but he is used as both defensive and attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
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.