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Gillingham's new signings will be on parade at Priestfield as Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town visit for a friendly

16 July 2013
by Luke Cawdell

Gillingham striker Cody McDonald

Gillingham striker Cody McDonald Picture: Barry Goodwin

Gillingham tackle Championship side Ipswich Town at Priestfield on Tuesday night.

Martin Allen’s League 1 team returned back from a week of intensive training in France on Sunday.

And now they face their biggest on-field test of the summer, as they take on Mick McCarthy’s team.

The Gills have already warmed up this summer with wins over Faversham, Ashford and Bromley.

It will be Gillingham’s first appearance of the summer at Priestfield and fans will get the chance to welcome in the new signings, including Cody McDonald.

It will be Ipswich’s fourth game of the summer, having won their previous three, against Shelbourne, Crawley and Chippenham.

Frank Nouble enjoyed a loan spell at Priestfield in 2011 Pic Barry Goodwin

Frank Nouble enjoyed a loan spell at Priestfield in 2011 Pic: Barry Goodwin


Lining up for the Tractor Boys could be Gills’ former loan striker Frank Nouble. He scored five goals in 13 league games for the club in 2011. He joined Ipswich in January.

The game kicks off at 7.30pm.

Former Gills striker Deon Burton, meanwhile, is set to turn out for Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night, having joined on trial. United are playing Frickley Athletic.

Deon Burton watches Gillingham take on Faversham Picture Barry Goodwin

Deon Burton watches Gillingham take on Faversham Picture: Barry Goodwin

Burton scored 13 goals for the Gills last season but was not offered a new deal. Fellow League 1 side Scunthorpe could.

Their boss Brian Laws said; “He’s been in a promotion side, so he knows exactly what he’s doing on the park and that’s what we’re looking for.”

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