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Preview: MK Dons

24 August 2012

THE Milton Keynes Dons visit the County Ground on Saturday as the Town play their second home match in five days.

 

Town manager Paolo Di Canio has no fresh injury worries ahead of the clash, with Gary Roberts set to miss the game through injury. Speaking ahead of the match, the manager said: "It’s very early in the season but already I’m very happy with the way we perform in general in the first three games. It’s obvious that this game can give me a better picture of what potential we have against a side like MK Dons."

 

Town kick-started their League One campaign on Tuesday with a resounding 3-0 victory over Crawley. Matt Ritchie opened the scoring before Tommy Miller slammed home a second to put Town in control. Raffaele De Vita added a third in the second half.

 

MK Dons come to Wiltshire after drawing at AFC Bournemouth in midweek. Seven days ago they opened their League One campaign with a 2-0 over Oldham Athletic.  

 

Boss Karl Robinson has seen three players red-carded in the first three games of the season. Antony Kay, Stephen Gleeson and former Leeds and Manchester United man Alan Smith were all shown red cards and will miss the clash at SN1 along with Shaun Williams and Mathias Doumbe who sit out through injury. 

 

Town have not beaten the Dons in a league game since August 2008 when a late Simon Cox penalty sealed all three points for Swindon at stadiumMK. Since then the Town have lost 3 out of the 6 meetings between the two sides, with their only victory coming in a first round League Cup tie in August 2009. That evening, Swindon were 4-1 winners thanks to a double from Billy Paynter and a long-range effort from John-Paul McGovern.  


Tickets are still available for tomorrow's match from the STFC online ticket site or from the STFC Box office.


STFC Player subscribers can watch a pre-match preview with Paolo Di Canio later on this afternoon.


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