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Match Preview – Luton vs Gillingham

Last Updated: 14/03/19 4:09pm

Sky Bet League One leaders Luton have a doubt over veteran midfielder Alan McCormack ahead of the visit of Gillingham.

The 35-year-old was forced off during the first half of Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Bradford with a hamstring injury, and faces a late fitness test. Luke Berry, fit again following his own recent hamstring problem, is ready to step in to midfield if needed for cover, having come off the bench at Valley Parade.

Hatters boss Mick Harford could also draft in on-loan Derby midfielder George Thorne, who has made only two appearances as a substitute since arriving in January.

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Gillingham manager Steve Lovell could shake things up again after seeing his side beaten 1-0 at home by Bristol Rovers in midweek. Darren Oldaker was one of three changes, but the 20-year-old midfielder could find himself taken out of the front line again.

On-loan Wigan midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes is pressing for a recall, along with Elliott List. Defender Alex Lacey (ankle) is closing in on a return, along with on-loan Sheffield United winger Ricky Holmes (back). Billy Bingham (calf) and Gabriel Zakuani (ankle) continue their recovery.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Bradford and Luton.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One game between Bradford and Luton.

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Luton are unbeaten in seven games in all competitions against Gillingham at Kenilworth Road (W4 D3), although this is their first meeting since March 2009.

Gillingham have won just two of their last eight league encounters with Luton (D1 L5), going winless in their last three (D1 L2).

Luton’s current 24-game unbeaten run (W18 D6) is their best ever undefeated streak in the Football League and is the longest ongoing run of all sides in the top four tiers of English football.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League One clash between Gillingham and Bristol Rovers.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League One clash between Gillingham and Bristol Rovers.

Gillingham have only lost one of their last five away league matches (W2 D2), a 2-4 loss at Sunderland in February.

League One leaders Luton Town have made fewer changes to their starting line-ups (28) than any other side in the division this season, with the Hatters naming an unchanged XI in six of their last nine league outings.

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