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Preview: MK Dons

9 April 2013

TOWN start a crucial end-of-season run-in with a trip to MK Dons.

After defeat at Doncaster on Easter Monday, the Dons will be another stiff test as Swindon play the second of three consecutive away games.

THE VIEW

Manager Kevin MacDonald is anticipating a good game tomorrow evening at Stadium:MK.

As the season nears its conclusion, the manager believes that every remaining game is important. 

“Karl Robinson’s done a very good job in the two or three years he’s been there,” he said. “They’re very much a passing side a bit like ourselves and they move the ball around very well. They’ve got some good experienced players and some good youngsters. Hopefully it will be a good game and hopefully we can get the right result. 

“Every game is a big game from everybody now because the league is very close at the top and the bottom.”

THE STORY SO FAR

After a stuttering September and October, the month of November brought five wins as the Dons remained unbeaten despite being held at non-league Cambridge City in the FA Cup. After losing to Brenford, Walsall and Coventry in December, the New Year saw Karl Robinson’s men progress in the FA Cup and record an impressive 4-2 win at Premier League side QPR.

After that victory, the Dons did not win again until defeating Doncaster 3-0 at Stadium:MK in early March. They are unbeaten in their last three including a win over Brenford on Easter Monday. They drew with Crawley Town at the weekend. 

LAST TIME OUT

Matt Ritchie was the match-winner when the sides met in August as Town recorded a 1-0 victory.

Swindon have lost on their last two trips to Stadium:MK losing 2-1 on both occasions. Their last win came in a Carling Cup tie in August 2009 when a Billy Paynter double and a long-range effort from Jon-Paul McGovern provided the base for a 4-1 win.

A late Simon Cox penalty was enough to secure all three points the last time Town recorded a league win in Buckinghamshire. Billy Paynter opened the scoring back in August 2008 before Cox’s spot-kick sealed the win.

TICKETS

Adults                    £20 
S/Cit.O65               £15 
Under 18                £1

Wheelchair users  £15 (Phone MK Dons on 01908 622900 to book)


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