Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy will assess the fitness of striker Adam Rundle ahead of the home clash with Gillingham.

The summer signing missed Tuesday`s 3-1 Carling Cup defeat at the hands of Burnley due to injury and was replaced in the starting line-up by Mark Duffy.

McIlroy will hope to have Rundle available as his side bid to kickstart their campaign after three npower League Two matches without a win.

Defender Will Haining was available again in midweek after missing last Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Burton to be with his pregnant wife.

However, he may be forced to settle for a place on the bench again as the Shrimps seek to take the positives from Tuesday`s defeat.

McIlroy said: "With a bit more luck we will start to win games."

Curtis Weston will be absent for Gillingham's trip after a recurrence of his thigh injury.

The 23-year-old midfielder returned to the Gills side as a second-half substitute in last weekend's defeat to Lincoln but his thigh problem needed icing after flaring up once more during the game.

"Curtis will be missing for another two weeks," boss Andy Hessenthaler confirmed. "He wasn't ready but he's so keen to play.

"I spoke to the doctor who said he can't keep trying to play like this. If he is out for two weeks he will be able to come back and stay back, otherwise he will keep aggravating it."

Lance Cronin is due to make his Gillingham debut in goal after Alan Julian was ruled out for a fortnight with a broken hand.

Barry Fuller, Cody McDonald, Jack Payne and Mark McCammon are all back in training and in contention for the clash at the Globe Arena.

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