MK Dons vs AFC W’don
Sky Bet League One
12:00pm Saturday 7th September
MK Dons confront AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One on Saturday. Coverage gets Published live on Sky Sports Football from 11.30am, while kick-off is in midday.
MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale can hand winger Brennan Dickenson a league start against opponents AFC Wimbledon. Dickenson, a summer signing from Colchester, was among eight changes for the 3-0 midweek Leasing.com Trophy triumph over Stevenage and will be anticipated to become involved .
Striker Sam Nombe is also in contention after the 20-year-old impressed with two goals on Tuesday night. Summer registering Joe Mason (hamstring), shield Jordan Moore-Taylor (knee) and midfielder Ben Reeves, who picked up a leg injury after inadvertently kicking himself through training, all continue their restoration.
AFC Wimbledon could hand debuts to all three of the new signings. Striker Marcus Forss signed onto a loan from Brentford, while defender Ryan Delaney joined until January on loan from Rochdale.
England Under-19s midfielder Max Sanders completed a loan change in Premier League Brighton to return after his previous brief spell in the academy as a kid to the club. Midfielder Anthony Wordsworth has resumed training following an Achilles tendon injury and a shoulder issue, while Dylan Connolly has joined Bradford on loan.
15th at the League One standings now sits following a beginning that has seen them win double and dropped three occasions. Their recent cup strikes – a 3-0 victory over Stevenage from the Leasing.com Trophy along with a 4-1 away beating of Southend from the Carabao Cup – mask the fact they’ve lost their 2 previous league fixtures, against Accrington and Peterborough, scoring only 1 goal in the process.
AFC Wimbledon avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth term and the season’s opening has suggested they could face a similar fate this season. 21st sits before kick-off, without a win for their name and having scored only five goals.
Paul Tisdale:”It’s another game. We have to prepare in the way and it is 11 vs 11, a football field, since the people on the periphery make it distinct, but it’s another game. Our job will be to create it as normal as possible.
“Let’s be honest about itwe know the dynamic of the game. There’s the small matter of attempting to win against the resistance and there is just three things at stake. That’s the fact of it. We are aware that it is another game, but we will try as much as we do in any match.”
Wally Downes:”The feelings are somewhat like a derby: Liverpool vs Everton, Man Utd vs Man City. The opinions do run , the form book goes out the window and it’s about the effect on the bragging rights and the afternoon .
“They were not a team once I was playing I’ve got the burden of this sensation of the lovers on my shoulders and the staff have, but that is a fantastic situation to continue because they constructed the club. It’s just like playing a derby and three more points.”
For the ninth time in history enemies AFC Wimbledon and MK Dons match at Stadium MK that Saturday and, as ever, there’s plenty of emotion. There’s not any love lost still in the past few decades.
To get AFC, the bragging rights have fallen within their favour: Triumphing in October 2014, as well as a 2-0 League One win in March 2017. MK boast a much better record up to now this season, but will the loan signings of Marcus Forss Ryan Delaney along with Max Sanders before this week increase their opponents’ fortunes this weekend?
The last two meetings involving MK Dons and AFC Wimbledon in most contests have completed degree – that a 0-0 draw at Stadium MK at January 2018 and a 2-2 draw last month at a League Cup match in the Cherry Reds Records Stadium – a game which saw MK Dons progress on penalties.
AFC Wimbledon have managed only one victory in five previous visits to MK Dons in most competitions (P5 W1 D1 L3), a 3-2 success back in October 2014 in a Football League Trophy encounter.
MK Dons have lost three of their last four league matches (W1), as numerous as they had done in their past 10.
Wimbledon have only won one of their past 12 League One excursions (D7 L4), with a recent winless run of seven matches (D3 L4).
Wimbledon have conceded five goals from corners in League One this season; 2 more.
This ought to be a occasion! MK Dons are back in League One and creating a good fist of it beneath Paul Tisdale, was relegated a couple of seasons ago in dismal fashion.
AFC Wimbledon, as I’ve mentioned before, enjoyed a survival last year and are set for another period of battle. These two have met from the Carabao Cup a month, where it was cut by MK penalties. I think that they can win this one.
David Prutton forecasts: 2-1 (15/2 with Sky Bet)
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