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Preview: Gillingham v Bristol City

All the key information on Bristol City's JPT area final opponents.

GILLINGHAM
The Gills have lost three of their last four games in all competitions, including the defeat to City at Priestfield in the last game of 2014.

MANAGER
None - Peter Taylor was dismissed on New Year's Eve, days after City's 3-1 win. Former Gills boss and player Andy Hessenthaler is in caretaker charge.

STAR MAN
Cody McDonald – Striker who has previously spent two successful loan spells at Priestfield before making his move permanent in January 2013 from Coventry City. McDonald finished with an impressive 17 goals last season and has so far notched five times this term. Also scored on December 28th against City.

OFFICIALS
Andy D'Urso will be the man in charge, assisted by Nigel Lugg and Alan Young. The fourth official will be Stuart Attwell.

TICKETS
It will also be pay on the night for visiting fans, with just over 150 tickets sold in advance.

LAST TIME OUT
Gillingham 1-3 Bristol City. It was less than a fortnight ago when Matt Smith's brace and a stunning strike from Scott Wagstaff earned City three Sky Bet League One points on December 28th.

LAST SEASON
League One: 17th in League One.
FA Cup: First round (lost to Brackley)
Capital One Cup: First round (lost to City)
Johnstone’s Paint Trophy: First round (lost to Leyton Orient)

DID YOU KNOW?
Caretaker boss Andy Hessenthaler has already spent six years of his career in charge of Gillingham, spread over two spells (2000-2004; 2010-2012). A midfielder in his playing days, he made more than 300 appearances for the Kent club.

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