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Gillingham take on Bromley in the Kent Senior Cup but the League 1 manager has other priorities

Manager Steve Evans will be on a scouting mission when the Gills take on Bromley at Hayes Lane on Tuesday night.

Gillingham face Neil Smith’s National League high-flyers in the Kent Senior Cup.

Assistant boss Paul Raynor will take the team at Bromley while manager Steve Evans goes on a scouting mission
Assistant boss Paul Raynor will take the team at Bromley while manager Steve Evans goes on a scouting mission

Evans will be focussing on their next League 1 match - away to Peterborough United - while checking out a player who could be a useful addition.

He said: “I have a player who I want to watch at first hand so that takes priority.”

He will leave assistant boss Paul Raynor and youth boss Craig Stone in charge of the team on Tuesday which will only include a few senior players.

“My priority is Saturday's match at Peterborough, it has my sole focus,” Evans added.

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“This will also be good for the development of Craig Stone, a young coach we think highly of.

"It will be a good game to get a few senior lads some minutes and also for the young lads to step up.”

Gillingham first team players rested on Monday following an impressive effort against West Ham in the FA Cup. They are back in today (Tuesday) to start preparations for their trip Evans’ former side Peterborough.

The Kent Senior Cup game kicks off at 7.45pm and supporters can pay on the gate. Adult admission is £5 and it’s £1 for under-16s.

The Ravens Bar will be open for both sets of supporters from 6pm.

Bromley, meanwhile, have received an undisclosed club record fee for 21-year-old striker Reeco Hackett-Fairchild from Gills’ League 1 rivals Portsmouth.


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