Gillingham defender Joe Martin is back in contention ahead of Preston North End FA Cup clash
Joe Martin is back at manager
Martin Allen’s disposal after getting approval from specialists to
The Gillingham left-back
(pictured) had been an ever-present under Allen but has missed
the last seven games after breaking his hand in the defeat
at Torquay in October.
Last Thursday he was told he could
return to action and on Tuesday he played 45 minutes for the
development side in a friendly with AFC Wimbledon at Beechings
Allen said: "He had a scan last
Thursday and a consultant gave him the all-clear to start training.
He has trained hard with Mark Patterson and Darren Hare all over
"The lads have done great filling in
for him but he is a top quality player."
Martin goes straight back into the
squad for the trip to Preston tomorrow (Saturday).
Top scorer Danny Kedwell is also
likely to return. He had a slight groin injury last week and wasn’t
risked at Accrington.
"He is fit," said Allen.
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