Gillingham will be without Stuart O’Keefe and Ben Pringle for the visit of Sunderland.
O’Keefe is sidelined by a hamstring injury and missed the FA Cup win over Doncaster last weekend.
Pringle serves the second of a two-match ban following his recent red card against AFC Wimbledon.
Matty Willock came on as a late substitute against Rovers after a spell out injured and should be involved again.
Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson will assess strikers Charlie Wyke and Marc McNulty.
The pair have returned to training following injuries and could be available to feature at Priestfield.
Midfielder George Dobson returns to contention after serving a one-match ban.
Lynden Gooch, who has not played since October 22, is also making progress from his injury problem but is unlikely to play.