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Introducing Gillingham

10 June 2015

The Gills finished in mid-table under Justin Edinburgh

Name: Gillingham Football Club
Founded: 1893
Stadium: Priestfield Stadium
Capacity: 11,582
Last season: 12th in League One

Having finished in mid-table last season, Gillingham will be keen to push on in what will be their third consecutive campaign back at this level.

The Kent outfit concluded their second season back in League One in twelfth, so will be hoping to improve under the guidance of manager Justin Edinburgh.

The 45 year old joined from Newport County in February 2015 – after Gillingham parted company with Peter Taylor in December.

Edinburgh had previously managed Welsh side County to Football League status in 2013, as well as spells with Rushden and Diamonds, Billericay Town, Grays Athletic and Fisher Athletic.

As a player, he started out with Southend United, before a move to Tottenham Hotspur in 1990, where he would spend a decade – making 213 appearances for the north Londoners.

He featured for Portsmouth and Billericay later in his playing career, taking up a player/manager role with the latter.

Cody McDonald will be the man that Gillingham supporters’ will look towards to deliver the goods next season.

The 29-year-old began his career with Valley Swifts, as he ventured into the non-league in the early days of his career, plying his trade at Witham, Maldon and Dartford before securing a move to League football with Norwich City in

Four goals in 24 appearances over two years followed at Carrow Road, which included a loan stay at Gillingham during 2010/11 – netting 25 goals for the Gills.

In the summer of 2011, McDonald joined Coventry City, finding the net seven times in 43 appearances, and enjoyed a second stay at Gillingham in 2013, scoring four times in seven outings.

Following two separate loan spells in Kent, McDonald opted to make the move to Gillingham on a permanent basis in the summer of 2013

After scoring 17 times in his first full season with the Gills, McDonald continued his form into the 2014/15 season – netting on 18 occasions.

The Cod Army have met with Gillingham four times – coming out on top twice in the last two meetings.

Gareth Evans netted the solitary goal in the last encounter in Kent back in April to give Fleetwood the three points.

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