FA CUP: Boss Edinburgh confident Gills will avoid upset at Brackley

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Gillingham boss Justin Edinburgh expects his team to avoid an FA Cup banana skin at Brackley Town tonight.

Edingburgh’s men only just forced a replay in the first-round tie, with two Frank Nouble goals helping the Gills recover from 2-0 down at Priestfield Stadium.

That means they will now head to St James’ Park for the replay, which will be shown live on BT Sport this evening (ko 7.45pm).

And Edinburgh believes his men can ensure there will be no Saints shock in front of the cameras, as there was back in 2013, when Brackley won the replay against Gillingham 1-0.

“We expect to win,” Edinburgh told the Gillingham News. “That is not underestimating Brackley by any stretch of the imagination.

“They were leading here 2-0 and we know what they are capable of, but we know what the cameras are there for.

“We are fully aware of that, they are there for an upset and we have to make sure we are not going to be that.

“We are certainly going into the game in a better frame of mind than we were when we played them here.”