Gillingham take on Dagenham & Redbridge at Priestfield in a friendly match
New signings Michael Richardson and Ryan
Williams will taste action for the first time in a Gillingham shirt
on Tuesday afternoon.
Redbridge are the visitors to town, just four days after the two
teams met in League 1 action at Priestfield.
The game is being played behind closed doors
and will give manager Martin Allen the chance to see what his two
new arrivals from the Premier League can do.
Allen (pictured) is also set to hand many
of the club’s young scholars a 20-minute spell at the end of the
The Gills boss said: “We are playing all our
lads today who haven’t been playing regularly, to give them 70
“The youth team, who have been working
extremely hard on their fitness levels and their fast-track
programme to be professionals, are going to be put on after 70
minutes to give them the experience to play, number one on our
pitch and number two against good opposition.
“It is a kind of reward for all of those
lads who have done fantastically well over the past six weeks and
the work they have been putting in. We have another group (of
youngsters) currently out on loan, about eight of them, and they
are doing their thing at various clubs.”
Also set to play in the reserve game are the
likes of keeper Tommy Forecast, defender Callum Davies, midfielders
Steven Gregory and Bradley Dack, along with striker Adam
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