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PREVIEW: MK Dons V Town

29 December 2016

Town will be going all out to finish 2016 on a high when they make the trip to MK Dons on Friday (7.45pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ side round off the year tomorrow away at the Dons and will be hoping to bounce back from their 2-0 defeat to Millwall on Boxing Day.


MK also tasted defeat on Monday after Ademola Lookman scored the only goal of the game to claim the share of the spoils for Charlton Athletic.


These two sides haven’t locked horns since the 2014/15 campaign when a Will Grigg brace and an effort from Daniel Powell inflicted a 3-0 defeat on the Robins at SN1 in April 2015.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and MK Dons have done battle on just 19 occasions with the Dons able to boast the better head-to-head record with nine victories to their name, compared to the Reds’ six wins.


FULL RECORD V MK DONS:


P19 W6 D4 L9 F20 A25


TICKET NEWS:


with advanced ticket sales from Swindon stopping at 5pm this evening. www.eticketing.co.uk/swindontownTickets can still be bought from the STFC Store or online at


However, fans will be able to purchase tickets on the day at Stadium MK.


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


MK DONS - DLWWLL


TOWN - DWLLDL


TOP SCORERS:


MK DONS - Dean Bowditch (9)


TOWN - Jon Obika/Michael Doughty/Luke Norris/Nathan Delfouneso (3)


TEAM NEWS:


MK DONS - Robbie Neilson will be without a trio of key men for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One encounter with Town.


Darren Potter will serve the second game of his two-match ban after amassing ten yellow cards, while George Baldock is unavailable due to a hamstring injury. 


And the Dons’ top goalscorer, Dean Bowditch, who has nine goals to his name so far this season, is a major doubt after limping out of MK’s Boxing Day defeat to Charlton with a calf injury.


TOWN - Both Jon Obika and Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill are back in full training and the duo could well feature against MK on Friday night. James Brophy is also back in training and is a potential addition to the Robins’ matchday squad for the trip to Stadium MK.


However, Ellis Iandolo and Jordan Stewart are still both on the recovery trail and will miss out.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Joe Walsh, MK Dons Defender:“We’re obviously disappointed with the defeat to Charlton.


“We have to crack on now to the next game on Friday.


“It was frustrating for us, but we have to forget about it now and move on.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “They’ve struggled to bounce back immediately but there’s still a long way to go and they can certainly get their act together and make a charge up the table.


“I expect them to still play an attractive brand of football because most of the players are comfortable playing in that type of way, so there’s a good chance that they will be a very slick team again with the ball.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Ben Toner


Assistants - Daniel Cook and Dave Bushell


Fourth Official - Carl Brook


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Sol Davis, Anthony McNamee, Sean O’Hanlon, Gareth Edds, Ryan Harley, Paul Ince, Jon-Paul McGovern, Alan Navarro, Alex Revell.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


and Instagram pages.Facebook(@Official_STFC),Town fans will be able to keep up to date with all of tomorrow night’s action across our Twitter


in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full report and plenty of reaction on


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