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Match pack: MK Dons (A)

27 April 2018

The Iron travel to MK Dons in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

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27 April 2018

STATE OF PLAY...
United have been boosted by results in recent weeks, having secured 1-0 wins over play-off rivals Charlton Athletic and relegation candidates Walsall.

The most recent game, against the Saddlers, saw Ryan Yates get his second goal in an Iron shirt since joining on-loan in January.

Those results have helped the Iron to regain their play-off position and extend their run of clean sheets.

However, they won’t want to stop there and will be looking to boost their chances of play-off success by getting three points on Saturday.

MK Dons are facing other issues at the bottom end of the table as their future in the division is now out of their hands.

The Dons are now without a manager, as the club parted company with Dan Micciche at the weekend, and began life without him with a 2-0 away defeat at Bradford City in midweek.

The loss, and other results going against them, could have caused them to drop to League Two for the first time since 2008. They, however, mathematically remain in League One, but have to take maximum points from their final games and hope that at least two of Rochdale, Walsall, Oldham Athletic and Northampton lose both of their remaining games. The Dons will also have to hope for a goal difference swing of at least eight strikes.

TEAM NEWS…
The Iron were waiting on Cameron McGeehan, who suffered a knock to his knee during a small-sided game in training on Tuesday. They were hopeful he’d return to training on Friday though.

Elsewhere, Andrew Crofts suffered from illness earlier in the week and has since recovered.

Luke Williams (hamstring) and Jonathan Margetts (knee) remain absent for the clash with the Dons.

PAST MEETINGS...

SEASON - DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 16 Dec LG 1 Iron 2-2 MK Dons Adelakun, van Veen
2016-17 - Fri 14 Apr LG 1 MK Dons 0-1 Iron Toney
2016-17 - Sat 15 Oct LG 1  Iron 2-1 MK Dons Madden 2 
2014-15 - Tue 7 Apr  LG 1  MK Dons 2-0 Iron   
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
(Iron won 7-6 on pens) 
 
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 2
2005-06 - Tue 27 Sep  LG 1  MK Dons 1-0 Iron   

ONE TO WATCH…
Chuks Aneke has continued to provide goals and opportunities at the top end of the pitch. The former Arsenal youth striker has achieved 10 assists and 10 goals in this campaign. The 24-year-old seems to have found his feet this season, having already made 15 more appearances and scored six more goals than in his first campaign at the Dons.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…
Saturday:
Blackpool vs Shrewsbury Town (15:00)
Bradford City vs Southend United (15:00)
Bristol Rovers vs Gillingham (15:00)
Bury vs Portsmouth (15:00)
Charlton Athletic vs Blackburn Rovers (15:00)
Oldham Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers (15:00)
Oxford United vs Rochdale (15:00)
Peterborough United vs Fleetwood Town (15:00)
Plymouth Argyle vs Rotherham United (15:00)
Walsall vs Northampton Town (15:00)
Wigan Athletic vs AFC Wimbledon (15:00)

PRE-MATCH LINKS...
Videos with Daws, Clarke and Gilks
Daws' written preview
Clarke ahead of MK Dons
Gilks' views pre-Dons
Betting preview
Referee profile
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