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Gillingham midfielder Charlie Lee could be fit to return against Stevenage in League 1 at Priestfield Stadium

Charlie Lee could return from illness when Gills take on Stevenage.

The midfielder reported sick on the morning of the Oldham defeat but manager Peter Taylor believes he has a chance of figuring at Priestfield on Tuesday.

Steven Gregory (groin) and Amine Linganzi (calf) remain sidelined.

Charlie Lee
Charlie Lee

Taylor said: “Gregory hasn’t started running yet so I think he’s going to be further away than Linganzi. Linganzi might have a chance next Saturday. Gregory will be at least a couple of weeks.”

Taylor had a brief spell in charge at Stevenage after leaving Crystal Palace at the start of the 2007/08 season.

They missed out on the Conference play-offs and Taylor moved on to Wycombe.

But Stevenage went up as champions two years later and completed back-to-back promotions to reach League 1.

Taylor said: “They’ve done brilliantly. Graham Westley has done magnificently there. They’ve just got a bit of momentum. They had a couple of promotions, going from the Conference to League 2 and all of a sudden they go up to League 1.

“There’s a lot of clubs in the Conference that can get in the league.

“If you get the right players and keep the right players, then you’ve got a chance but it takes a bit of time.”

Meanwhile, after being knocked out of the FA Cup at non-league Brackley, Gillingham’s League 1 match at home to Wolves has been rearranged for television.

The match, which was originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, January 4, has been brought forward 24 hours and will now be played on Friday, January 3, kick-off 7.45pm.

As Wolves also lost out in an FA Cup replay, both teams are free to play in league action that weekend, which is also the date of the third round of the FA Cup.

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