Published: 08:00, 20 June 2014 |
Gills manager Peter Taylor is hoping his team’s performances on the road can help raise a smile for their travel-weary fans.
The Gills face several long journeys next season as the likes of Fleetwood, Rochdale, Scunthorpe and Barnsley join League 1 for the new campaign.
Gillingham’s fans will have to cover over 8,000 miles next season following their team – an average of about 350 miles per away game.
“We’ve been unlucky,” said Taylor, reflecting on the number of northern teams either winning promotion or being relegated into League 1.
“With the amount of northern teams that have gone up or down, it is an extra test for the supporters but hopefully we can get some slightly better performances and results, so that they enjoy their days out even more.”
Gillingham’s only ‘local’ games will be against Leyton Orient, Crawley and Colchester, but fortunately two of those matches are being played over the holiday periods next season.
The Gills start the season with a relatively short trip to MK Dons but even the Capital One Cup wasn’t kind on the fans. They face a 340-mile midweek round trip to Yeovil.
There are currently four Tuesday night away matches for fans to look forward to in 2015, including trips to Chesterfield and Preston.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
This is a brand new online resource covering every aspect of owning and improving a home in Kent and Medway.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.