Published: 09:00, 10 March 2020
| Updated: 12:48, 10 March 2020
Gillingham take on Dover Athletic tonight in a quarter-final Kent Senior Cup tie but the result won’t concern boss Steve Evans.
He’ll be down the road in Portsmouth, scouting on weekend opposition Fleetwood, who travel to Fratton Park for a League 1 fixture.
The Gills have an outside chance of making the League 1 play-offs and that’s all the manager is focussing on.
Evans said: “I am not focussed on whether we win and that’s no disrespect to the competition.
“If we progress great, we will be happy, but it won’t be changing my mood whether we go out or not.
“It is about making sure everyone works as hard as they can possibly work, do their best and come through unscathed. we don’t want any knocks, even to two or three of the squaddies because we are limited, but we need to get them some minutes in the bank.
“There will be two or three of the boys that have been on the bench will play but there won’t be many.”
Evans will let youth team coach Craig Stone take the team but assistant boss Paul Raynor is also expected to be on the bench, along with senior goalkeeping coach Simon Royce.
Jimmy Witt and Tommy Lamb are among those set to be involved. Both youth players are currently on loan at Margate but will be with the Gills rather than facing Wingate & Finchley at Harstdown Park tonight.
The winners of Tuesday night’s game will play away to Whitstable Town in the semi-final.
Dartford have already booked their place in the final after beating Phoenix Sports 5-1 in the semis.
Gillingham beat Bromley 2-0 in the last round to line up a meeting with Andy Hessenthaler’s National League side.
Admission price for the game is £10 for adults, £5 under-18s and free for under-11s accompanied by a paying adult. Kick off is 7.30pm.
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