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Preview: AFC Wimbledon (H)

4 August 2017

The Iron will begin their 2017/18 Sky Bet League One season at home to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday (3.00pm kick-off).

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5 August 2017

The match held at Glanford Park will see Graham Alexander’s side hoping to get off to a positive start, but Neal Ardley’s Dons will stand in their way.

Scunthorpe were unable to win promotion last season after they lost in the play-off semi-finals to Millwall, whilst the Wombles finished in 15th position and will be looking to improve on that.

In his pre-match interview, manager Alexander confirmed that Lewis Butroid will not be available for this fixture after missing training all week. He has picked up a knock.

Luke Williams (hamstring) will definitely miss out for the Iron, however the forward has returned to training.

Apart from those two, everyone else is fit and training to be in contention, with Alexander indicating he has already decided his starting line-up.

The Iron were beaten 2-1 at home by AFC Wimbledon last season in February, which only gave them their second home defeat of the season.

It was two second-half goals from Dean Parrett and Dominic Poleon that gave the visitors a healthy 2-0 lead, before a Josh Morris free-kick gave United hope late on.

2016-17 - Tue 28 Feb LG 1 Iron 1-2 AFC Wimbledon Morris
2016-17 - Tue 16 Aug  LG 1  AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Iron  Hopper, Morris 
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: 

  P W D L F A

Having signed from Gillingham on a free transfer, Cody McDonald is certainly a dangerman for the west London side.

The striker has been a regular goalscorer at this level over the years for Gillingham and now at 31-years-old, he also offers valuable experience to his new side.

McDonald should be a key figure for Wimbledon this season as they will attempt to improve on their league standing of last season.

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