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PREVIEW: MK DONS (A)

6 February 2019

Swindon play their first game for a fortnight as they travel to Milton Keynes as they look to maintain their perfect away record in 2019.

Wins on the road against Tranmere and Macclesfield in January were, however, not backed up with results at home which Town can rectify next Tuesday as the postponed game against Forest Green Rovers has been rearranged for the 12th February.

Richie Wellens’ side will also have their first scheduled weekend without a game this season after Newport’s win over Middlesbrough booked them a tie with Manchester City in the FA Cup on 16th February.

The Oppo

The Dons have endured three months of up-and-down form – losing seven in their last 12 since the end of November. However, it has been their away form that has been the problem – their last away win was a 0-4 victory over Crawley back in November. They’ve only picked up a solitary point on the road since then.

The Buckinghamshire club’s two top goalscorers are going toe-to-toe with each other so far – Chuks Aneke and Kieran Agard are both on 12 goals between them scoring over half of their team’s goals this season.

Head-to-head

25 Aug 2012        Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons      W            1-0          League One

09 Apr 2013        Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town      L              2-0          League One

07 Sep 2013        Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town      D             1-1          League One

08 Mar 2014       Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons      L              1-2          League One

01 Nov 2014        Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town      L              2-1          League One

04 Apr 2015        Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons      L              0-3          League One

30 Dec 2016        Milton Keynes Dons v Swindon Town      L              3-2          League One

08 Apr 2017        Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons      D             1-1          League One

01 Sep 2018        Swindon Town v Milton Keynes Dons      D             1-1          League Two

The Gaffer

Paul Tisdale started his managerial career at Team Bath after his playing career was cut short by injury – he guided them to First Round proper of the FA Cup before taking the managerial position at Exeter City in 2006.

Within his first 12 months at Exeter, Tisdale led the Grecians to their first appearance in the play-offs as they eventually lost to Morecambe 2-1 at Wembley in 2007. The following campaign, Tisdale again reached the play-offs - they ran out 1-0 winners over Cambridge United at Wembley, becoming one of only four managers to lead the Devon-based side to promotion.

The success continued at Exeter and in the 2010/11 season, Tisdale guided Exeter to their best-ever finish as he guided the club to eighth place – just one point off a play-off position.

The following season Exeter suffered relegation from Sky Bet League One but the good times returned in the 2016/17 season as their exploits saw them finish in fifth place – earning a play-off position in the process. Unfortunately, they fell at the final hurdle as Blackpool ran out 2-1 winners in the Final.

Last year, he ensured another play-off place, just four points off of automatic promotion, and having seen off Lincoln City, they ultimately fell to Mark Robins’ Coventry City.

After his 12-year spell in Devon, Tisdale took up the position at Stadium MK over the summer.


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