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Team News ahead of Gillingham

11 October 2018

Blues will be without Jason Demetriou and Harry Kyprianou this weekend due to international call-ups to the Cyprus and Cyprus U21 squads respectively.

That looks set to open the door for Elvis Bwomono to slot into Demetriou’s place, while John White and Tom Hopper are rated as 50/50 for their chances of recovering from knocks sustained last weekend against Oxford United.

Harry Lennon has a chance of being involved in the squad, following his fractured toe, but Chris Powell has earmarked Tuesday’s U23s game against AFC Wimbledon as a chance for him to get some minutes, which means Gillingham could come too soon.

On Lennon Powell said: “There’s an outside chance he might have to be at least in the squad, whether that’s in the 18 or not, but he’s looking good.

“It would be a bonus if he comes back but we have missed two lads who came off last week, John White and Tom Hopper, and they’re 50/50 so we’ll have to wait and see.

On Bwomono, Powell added: “He played on Tuesday and grew into the game. It’s all about confidence and making sure they feel that they can express themselves and do the right job.”

Elsewhere, the Blues boss said the extent of Lewis Gard’s injury is yet to be revealed, and Harry Bunn is making progress but won’t be fit for Gillingham.

“Normally with an injury like that [Lewis Gard’s] you have to wait for it to settle down. He’s due in for a scan in the next day or so and we’ll find out then what he’s done.”

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