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MATCH PREVIEW: MK DONS (A)

23 April 2021

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Swindon Town’s fight to escape relegation takes them to Buckinghamshire where they face a difficult contest against 10th placed MK Dons.

Town’s hopes of retaining their place in League One were kept alive last Tuesday, after a fantastic 3-1 victory against Portsmouth in Tommy Wright’s first match since taking over as interim manager.

Captain Brett Pitman came back to haunt his former side with goals either side of half-time, before Town’s nerves were jangled by Ronan Curtis halving the deficit in the 82nd minute.

Fortunately, The Red’s anxieties were soon extinguished thanks to Tyler Smith’s breakaway goal in the 92ndminute, putting the contest behind Pompey and giving Town a League One lifeline.

There is still an awful lot more to do as safety trails The Town by seven points, but they are not yet dead and buried and victory at the Stadium MK could keep the prospect of a great escape alive.

The Opposition

MK Dons are still fighting for something themselves and they will also need a victory to keep their hopes of sneaking into the play-off places alive.

Russell Martin’s side have gained momentum in recent days, securing back-to-back victories at home to Portsmouth and away at Bristol Rovers and come into this contest with confidence.

They are a strong attacking side who have plenty of goals and experience within their ranks, with former Stoke City and Norwich City striker Cameron Jerome leading their squad with thirteen goals this season.

However, he is not The Dons’ only source of goals as he is supported wonderfully by Scott Fraser, who also has thirteen goals this season and Will Grigg who has chipped in with four goals this season.

Both players scored in their 2-0 away victory away to Bristol Rovers last week and they will have their sights set on more goals this weekend.

How to watch

Tomorrow's game is available to stream via iFollow STFC, where supporters are able to purchase a Match Pass for a fee of £10.


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