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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: AFC WIMBLEDON (A)

16 August 2016

The Iron head to AFC Wimbledon looking to carry on the momentum generated from Saturday’s superb comeback against Fleetwood Town.

Graham Alexander’s men came from two goals down to tie the game at 2-2, thanks to goals from Tom Hopper and Kevin van Veen.

Van Veen’s strike was his seventh in six outings (including pre-season), and he’ll be aiming to find the back of the net once more at the Kingsmeadow Stadium.



The Iron will once again be without midfielder Jamie Ness as he recovers from a calf injury picked up last week.

United did welcome back Tom Hopper from illness though, with the former Leicester City striker coming off the bench to notch his first goal of the season. He will chomping at the bit to regain his starting place after making an impressionable contribution as a substitute.

Sam Mantom came through his first 90 minutes in an Iron shirt on Saturday, but Scunthorpe will continue to be without Paddy Madden who is recovering from a calf injury. Boss Graham Alexander confirmed that the Irishman is continuing to make steps for a return, but could not put a timescale on his re-emergence into the squad.



The two sides played out a goalless draw at Glanford Park in their last encounter (in January 2014), with the home side sitting two points clear at the top of League Two at the time.

United had the best chances throughout the match, but a resilient Wimbledon side held out for a well earned point.



SEASON - DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Sat 18 Jan
LG 2
Iron 0-0 AFC Wimbledon

2013-14 - Sat 24 Aug
LG 2
AFC Wimbledon 3-2 Iron
Winnall, Iwelumo
2011-12 - Tue 22 Nov
FAC R1 R
Iron 0-1 AFC Wimbledon

2011-12 - Sat 12 Nov
FAC R1
AFC Wimbledon 0-0 Iron


Our full record against AFC Wimbledon is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
2
0
1
1
0
1
Away
2
0
1
1
2
3
TOTAL
4
0
2
2
2
4



After leaving the Iron in the summer of 2015, Lyle Taylor has gone on to score on a regular basis for Neal Ardley’s men, firing in 23 goals as the Dons gained promotion from League Two last season.

He’s hit the ground running in this campaign too, scoring on the opening day against Charlton Athletic, and netting in the EFL Cup clash with Peterborough United.



TUESDAY
Charlton Athletic v Shrewsbury Town (7.45pm)
Chesterfield v Walsall (7.45pm)
Coventry City v Bury (7.45pm)
Gillingham v Swindon Town (7.45pm)
MK Dons v Bradford City (7.45pm)
Oldham Athletic v Northampton Town (7.45pm)
Peterborough United v Millwall (7.45pm)
Port Vale v Rochdale (7.45pm)
Sheffield United v Southend United (7.45pm) 

WEDNESDAY
Bristol Rovers v Bolton Wanderers (7.45pm)
Fleetwood Town v Oxford United (7.45pm)



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