Gillingham v Cardiff. Match preview

City will name a changed but strong side at Priestfield today. Some senior players will be rested the starting XI will be from the first team squad.

Alex Smithies is set to replace Neil Etheridge in goal and while players like Victor Camarasa and Sol Bamba will be rested ther should be starts for Joe Ralls, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Kareem Harris and maybe game time for Loic Damour.

Cameron Coxe, James Waite and Lloyd Humphries from the Development squad have travelled as part of City’s 19 man squad.

Neil Warnock said 

“There’ll be changes to the team, that’s for sure, but I want to progress in the competition and we’ll be taking a strong squad to Kent.

“Three of our younger lads will be coming with us as well: Cameron Coxe, James Waite and Lloyd Humphries.

“We don’t want to be a headline this weekend, that’s for sure. From Gillingham’s perspective they’ll see it as a great opportunity of course.”

Match officials

Referee Tim Robinson
Assistant Referees James Mainwaring & Samuel (Sam) Lewis
Fourth Official Antony Coggins