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Big Match Preview: MK Dons (A)

13 April 2017

Next up for the Iron is a trip to face Milton Keynes Dons on Good Friday.

The game at Stadium MK is the first of two fixtures in quick succession for Graham Alexander’s men, with Chesterfield to come at Glanford Park on Monday.

United head into the fixture in good spirits, after taking all three points against Bolton Wanderers last time out.



Alexander confirmed Matt Crooks won't be fit for the clash with the Dons. The midfielder had a scan on the knee injury sustained against Bolton and will see a specialist.

Otherwise, the boss has confirmed everyone from last week is fit. Harry Toffolo could be set to return to training ahead of the game too.

The manager has also confirmed Sam Mantom and Kevin van Veen have trained again this week as they continue their respective returns from injury.

Luke Daniels (ribs), Charlie Goode (ankle) and Tom Hopper (shin) will miss the rest of the season.



Two second-half Paddy Madden strikes helped the Iron come from behind to defeat the Dons 2-1 back in October 2016.

The visitors had led up until Madden’s introduction just after the hour mark, with Kieran Agard turning home a Ben Reeves cross prior to the interval.

From then on though it was all about the Irishman, who was on hand to tap the ball past David Martin, after the MK Dons had spilled a Kevin van Veen effort.

Madden then completed Scunthorpe’s turnaround, as he tucked home a Josh Morris delivery from the right.



SEASON - DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2016-17 - Sat 15 Oct
2014-15 - Tue 7 Apr
LG 1
LG 1
Iron 2-1 MK Dons
MK Dons 2-0 Iron
Madden 2

2014-15 - Tue 27 Jan
LG 1
Iron 1-1 MK Dons
Hopper
2012-13 - Sat 20 Apr
LG 1
MK Dons 0-1 Iron
Hawley
2012-13 - Sat 27 Oct
LG 1
Iron 0-3 MK Dons

2011-12 - Sat 14 Apr
LG 1
Iron 0-3 MK Dons

2011-12 - Sat 22 Oct
LG 1
MK Dons 0-0 Iron

2008-09 - Fri 15 May
LG 1 PO SF L2
MK Dons 0-0 Iron

2008-09 - Fri 8 May
LG 1 PO SF L1
Iron 1-1 MK Dons
Woolford
2008-09 - Sat 18 Apr
LG 1
Iron 0-1 MK Dons

2008-09 - Sat 6 Dec
LG 1
MK Dons 0-2 Iron
Morris, Thompson
2005-06 - Sat 4 Feb
LG 1
Iron 2-0 MK Dons
Sharp
2005-06 - Tue 27 Sep
LG 1
MK Dons 1-0 Iron




The previously mentioned Agard is the Dons’ top marksman so far this season, with 14 goals in all competitions.

A club record addition in the summer of 2016, the former Bristol City scored twice on his debut, and also found the net in his side’s most recent fixture against Swindon Town.



FRIDAY
Bradford City v Oxford United (15:00)
Chesterfield v Southend United (15:00)
Coventry City v Charlton Athletic (15:00)
Gillingham v Bristol Rovers (15:00)
Millwall v Northampton Town (15:00)
Peterborough United v Fleetwood Town (15:00)
Port Vale v Sheffield United (15:00)
Shrewsbury Town v Walsall (15:00)
Swindon Town v AFC Wimbledon (15:00)



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