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Gillingham defender Leon Legge is set to face former Brentford team-mate Karleigh Osborne against Bristol City

28 February 2014
by Luke Cawdell

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Leon Legge in action

For three seasons Leon Legge and Karleigh Osborne formed the backbone of the Brentford defence.

Two-and-a-half-years later, the two will be lining up on opposite sides, both eagerly seeking points to help their team avoid relegation.

Osborne recently moved to Gillingham’s weekend’s opponents Bristol City from Millwall but the friendly banter will be left off the pitch when the two go head-to-head on Saturday.

Legge said: “It will be good to catch up but these are the games you want to come off as a winner from and get the bragging rights.

“I last spoke to him when he got the move to Bristol City a few weeks ago and I am sure he will get some banter before the weekend. He is athletic, good on set-pieces and good defensively.

“We had a good partnership at Brentford but hopefully our strikers will get the better of him.”

And he’s not the only one of the City rearguard Legge is familiar with. Goalkeeper Simon Moore – who recently joined on loan from Premier League Cardiff City – is another former team-mate from his Brentford days.

“He is a good keeper and had a great season at Brentford, which is how he got the move to Cardiff,” said Legge.

 

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