With just one point required for Salford to reach the playoffs, the club will be highly confident that this could now be the year when they finally reach the third tier after three previous failed attempts.
Even if they lose here, as long as they avoid a four-goal swing in favour of Mansfield Town who face Colchester United, Salford will still finish in the top seven.
They have put themselves in such a strong position by winning their last three matches, and this fixture represents the chance for them to win four on the spin for the first time in over a year.
Salford’s previous two wins came on the road, by a scoreline of 3-2 on both occasions, accompanied by 97th and 88th-minute winners, against Walsall and Carlisle United respectively.
Highly-dramatic matches have been a common feature of Salford’s season, illustrated by the fact they are League Two’s highest scorers with 72despite being down in sixth.
Salford can complete a league double over Gillingham here too, after beating their upcoming opponents 3-0 in the reverse fixture at the Priestfield Stadium back in December.
However, since then, Gillingham have turned their season around in remarkable fashion, and remain one of the most in-form sides in the division.
Only Salford, Stockport County and Bradford City have picked up more points in 2023 than Gillingham’s 38.
After 22 games of the season, dropping out of the EFL looked likely for the Gills, but Neil Harris has led the side on a fantastic run of results that has left relegation fears in the past.
In mid-January, Gillingham were rooted to the bottom of the EFL, six points adrift of safety, but after an FA Cup defeat to Leicester City, the club went on a run of six wins in eight games which took them seven points clear of the drop zone, and they have not looked back since.
Heading into the final day, they are 10 points clear of the bottom two with the relegation picture already sorted in League Two, and Gillingham look set to be difficult opponents who could spoil the Salford party.