The Iron will be travelling to The Cherry Red Records Stadium this Saturday to take on AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One (kick-off 3pm).
Stuart McCall continued his unbeaten start at the club last weekend with a 3-3 draw at home to Rochdale. His side took 2-0 and 3-1 leads thanks to goals from Lee Novak, Ryan Colclough and Charlie Goode, but the visitors levelled the score with seven minutes remaining.
AFC Wimbledon, who are managed by Neal Ardley, won their last match away at Gillingham. Striker Joe Pigott got the game’s only goal to move his team up to 13th position.
McCall confirmed that both Matthew Lund and Novak picked up knocks last weekend, but the duo have both trained on Thursday and will be in contention to play.
George Thomas has returned to the club following international duty with Wales Under-21s.
However, United will again be without captain Rory McArdle (heel) and right-back Jordan Clarke (hamstring).
Goalkeeper Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) also remain long-term absentees.
The two sides played out two 1-1 draws last season. In April, Novak scored late on in their last meeting to equalise. In the same season, Conor Townsend struck against Wimbledon on the opening day of the campaign.
|SEASON - DATE||COMPETITION||RESULT||IRON SCORERS|
|2017-18 - Sat 7 Apr||LG 1||AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Iron||Novak|
|2017-18 - Sat 5 Aug||LG 1||Iron 1-1 AFC Wimbledon||Townsend|
|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:
ONE TO WATCH…
Joe Pigott comes into the match as the Wombles’ top scorer this season with five in all competitions.
The 24-year-old scored in their most recent outing against Gillingham, which took his league tally to three.
The forward has nine goals for the club in 26 games, having joined from Maidstone midway through last season.
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