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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers

All you need to know ahead of tonight's Carabao Cup tie at Stadium MK...

8 August 2023

MK Dons kick-off their Carabao Cup campaign this evening when they take on Wycombe Wanderers in an all-Buckinghamshire Round One tie.

Graham Alexander’s side got their season off to a superb start last weekend, beating Wrexham 5-3 at the STōK Cae Ras, and therefore have the opportunity, tonight, to start the season with back-to-back victories for the first time since 2018.

The Dons will also be hoping to start off on the right foot at Stadium MK – a venue which saw only nine home wins in the entirety of last season.

In terms of Carabao Cup success, MK Dons will be looking to make it past Round One for the second season in a row. Last term, the Dons reached the fourth round after getting their campaign underway with a 1-0 home win over Sutton United.

Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm.

Wycombe Wanderers will view tonight’s Carabao Cup tie as an opportunity to bounce back after an opening-day defeat at home to Exeter City.

Matt Bloomfield’s team were beaten 3-0 by the Grecians at Adams Park so will, no doubt, want to get their campaign up and running by securing victory at Stadium MK this evening.


The Chairboys famously reached the Last Four of this competition back in 2006/07, beating top-division sides Charlton Athletic and Fulham while also holding eventual winners Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Semi Final.

They reached the Second Round of the Carabao Cup last season, exiting to a 3-1 defeat to Bristol City after beating Northampton Town in the opening round.

MK Dons made an excellent start to the 2023/24 season, beating Wrexham 5-3 at the STōK Cae Ras.

An own goal from Eoghan O’Connell and a superb solo effort by Mo Eisa saw the Dons quickly establish a 2-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes. Wrexham pulled a goal back before half-time but the two-goal margin was restored when Jonathan Leko brilliantly found the net from range soon into the second period.

Leko scored again on 64 minutes, latching onto Eisa’s pass before beating Ben Foster with a composed finish. Wrexham, again, reduced the deficit but Daniel Harvie scored in stoppage-time to put the game beyond doubt, even despite a late consolation from the hosts.

Wycombe Wanderers were beaten 3-0 by Exeter City in their first match of the 2023/24 season at Adams Park.

The Grecians scored the quickest goal on opening weekend with Jack Aitchison netting after just 24 seconds to put the visitors in front. Will Aimson then doubled Exeter’s advantage just three minutes later to put them firmly in control.

Sam Nombe missed the opportunity to add a third before half-time when he was denied from the penalty spot by Chairboys goalkeeper Max Stryjek. Stryjek, however, wasn’t able to keep out James Scott’s late strike, which sealed victory for the Devon club.

Chris Lucketti: “It's the next game we want to win. It's a tough challenge because of the opposition but it's a game we'll approach looking to win. We want to progress into the next round.

“(Wycombe are) in League One for a reason. It'll be a competitive game, they've got some good players, so we know we'll have to be bang at it.”

Matt Bloomfield: “It’s a game we want to win but we also have to use an opportunity to get players up to speed.

“We’re going into a really busy period, so we have to make sure we’re ready to go and risk losing anymore bodies. It’s an opportunity for people to get more minutes.”

MK Dons don’t appear to have any fresh concerns following Saturday’s season-opening victory at Wrexham.

Matthew Dennis, Conor Grant, Dean Lewington and Charlie Waller all missed the trip to North Wales through injury and it remains to be seen whether any of the quartet will return to action this evening at Stadium MK.

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Wycombe Wanderers are without Jason McCarthy and David Wheeler through injury.

Chris Forino, Sam Vokes and Josh Scowen missed large parts of pre-season but were given minutes from the bench in Saturday’s defeat to Exeter City. They may be given starts by manager Matt Bloomfield this evening, in a bid to get them up to speed.

Richard Keogh could make a return to Stadium MK this evening. The defender, signed by the Chairboys in the summer, spent five months with the Dons in the 2020/21 season, totalling 21 appearances.

Wycombe winger David Wheeler, who scored the goal to earn MK Dons promotion from League Two back in 2019, isn’t expected to be involved due to injury.

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James Bell is tonight’s match referee, taking charge of his first game of the 2023/24 season.

Bell refereed 16 matches last season, with the majority of those in the Championship. He produced a total of 48 yellow cards, two red cards and awarded three penalties.

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He last marshalled an MK Dons fixture back in August 2021, when he booked six players and awarded a penalty in a 2-1 defeat to Sunderland at Stadium MK.

His assistant referees are Ian Cooper and Matthew Smith while the fourth official is Rob Smith.

MK Dons wins: 9
MK Dons wins at Stadium MK: 5
Last MK Dons win: 1-0, 8 May 2022 (Stadium MK)
Biggest MK Dons win: 3-1, 16 Dec 2006 (National Hockey Stadium)

Draws: 4
Draws at Stadium MK: 1
Last draw: 2-2, 1 Apr 2023 (Adams Park)

Wycombe Wanderers wins: 5
Wycombe Wanderers wins at Stadium MK: 3
Last Wycombe Wanderers win: 1-0, 22 Oct 2022 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Wycombe Wanderers win: 2-0, 5 May 2022 (Adams Park)

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Tickets are still on sale from the Box Office and online, priced at £12 adults, £10 over-65s, £10 under-25s, £6 under-21s and £1 under-14s.

To book tickets CLICK HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 01908 622933. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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Live text updates will also be provided on the Match Centre as well as Twitter, while a full report will be available to read shortly after the full-time whistle. Post-match reaction and highlights will follow after.

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Report: MK Dons 0-2 Wycombe Wanderers

MK Dons suffer defeat against Wycombe Wanderers at Stadium MK in the first-round of the Carabao Cup…

8 August 2023

MK Dons are eliminated from the Carabao Cup competition following a 2-0 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers at Stadium MK.

The starting line-up wasn’t too dissimilar from the starting XI that achieved victory over Wrexham AFC on the opening day of the season.
Two changes were made from Saturday, which saw Tommy Smith make way for young Don Brooklyn Ilunga. Ashley Hunter was awarded with his first MK Dons start - Ethan Robson was instead named on the bench.

Both players who were subtracted from the starting side played a full 90-minute fixture in the triumph at the STōK Cae Ras just days prior.

Three minutes after the start of the game Wycombe registered the first shot, although the wayward effort didn’t trouble Craig MacGillivray, who watched it fly behind for a goal-kick.
Minutes later the travelling team would be awarded a corner after the ball left play following a touch from Daniel Harvie. The MK Dons number one would claim the delivery before the home side ventured up the field themselves.
On the ten-minute mark Dale Taylor would find enough space to produce an effort on the edge of the area, his strike nestled past the outside of the far post. The Dons quickly went up the other end of the field, but Max Stryjek was aware to the ball played into his area and smothered it without much pressure applied.
Ash Hunter, who was awarded his full MK Dons debut at Stadium MK received the first yellow card of the match. The number 22 looked to break down the left but made contact with Chris Forino as he attempted to a rescue a touch that evaded him.
Graham Alexander’s men were awarded a free-kick not too far away from the left apex of Wycombe’s box. Harvie delivered an in-swinger which couldn’t locate a white shirt on the end of it.
Captain Jack Grimmer found himself with space in-behind, an attack that could’ve proved costly if not for the tenacity of Brooklyn Ilunga. The youngster sprinted across to deny Grimmer a clean sight at goal, which diverted the resulting shot wide.
23 Minutes in Leko produce a signature spell of trickery. The number seven turned away from his marker Freddie Potts before taking it wide to divert away from the Chairboy’s centre-halves.  
The forward granted himself enough space for a shot, but a dragged attempt rolled wide of the mark.
Warren O’Hora crafted the best effort MK Dons had seen within the firs 45 minutes after his half-volley had to be palmed away by Stryjek. The clean connection on the strike forced a corner for the Dons, which led to a second successive set-piece.
Wycombe had to clear their lines as, once again, Warren O’Hora produce a flick goal bound. But much-like the attempt moments later Stryjek matched to sustain a goalless score-line.
The Dons number five then picked up a yellow card after a late challenge on the opposition’s forward.
Ryan Tafazolli was the first Wycombe player into the books for delaying a quick restart.
Seven minutes before the half Max Stryjek was called to rescue once again, the ‘keeper reacted quickly down to his near post to turn away a strong effort. Alex Gilbey connected well with a corner soon after, but his shot was just wide of the goalmouth.
Mo Eisa had the home crowd on its feet for a second after his long-range effort crashed off the crossbar. One glance was all it took for the number ten to make up his mind and the strike he crafted was inches away from a stunning opener.
A few minutes before the break Jonathan Leko burst into the area with the ball at his feet. However, a tight angle from the right side of the area made it difficult for the attacker to keep his shot down.
The score-line remained level as the referee signalled for half-time.
There was a quiet opening to the second-half, but MK Dons seemed the stronger side coming out of the break. The white shirts held most of possession, which allowed an opportunity to arise for Jonathan Leko.
The forward found space in between Wycombe’s back-line to craft a low shot that Stryjek smothered before it could breach the goal-line.
Shortly after the break it was apparent that Jonathan Leko had swapped a shirt for last season’s number 12, this was soon rectified as he was given a new number seven shirt to wear for the remainder of the fixture.
A dangerous attack mustered for the travelling team through an error from the Dons defence. Fortunately, Daniel Harvie placed himself perfectly to clear Kian Breckin’s attempt off the line. This occurred 15 minutes into the second half.
The Chairboys looked to punish MK Dons as they amounted another attack shortly after the first scare for the home side. Potts’ right-footed curled attempt was blocked away by Daniel Harvie, and the corner that followed was dealt with by the Dons.
Graham Alexander’s men then responded almost instantly with a corner-kick of their own. The initial delivery didn’t cause much trouble whilst the recycled ball into the box was met by the gloves of Max Stryjek.
61 Minutes into the match Alex Gilbey was the next player in a white shirt to test the man between the sticks for Wycombe Wanderers. The midfielder smartly disguised the ball from his marker as he broke into the area, which allowed a rapid turn and shoot chance.
The number eight struck it well, but MK Dons were still yet to beat the goalkeeper, who they had tested throughout the game.
The visitors were the first to make changes in the clash, which saw three swaps as Sam Vokes, Kian Breckin and Josh Scowen made way for Tjay De Barr, Brandon Hanlan and Luke Leahy.
Not long after, MK Dons made changes of their own. Brooklyn Ilunga and Ash Hunter made way for Nathan Holland and Ethan Robson.
72 Minutes into the tie, substitute Brandon Hanlan had broken the deadlock. The ball was played into a dangerous area and in the attempt to clear it fell kindly to Hanlan, who placed it into the back of the net from close-range. 0-1
Wycombe had their tails up and forced MacGillivray into another stop as the goalkeeper palmed a curled effort around the post.
Moments later, the shot-stopper was called into action again as he produced a remarkable double-save.
Alas, the corner that followed Craig’s heroics doubled the opposition’s lead ten minutes following their first. Chris Forino was able to get the final touch onto the ball that fell into his path. 0-2
MK Dons made their way up the other end and Ethan Robson’s ball across the six-yard box tempted to halve the deficit. However, no white shirt was able to meet with the low and hard delivery.
The home side still sought to breach Wycombe’s defence, but their efforts were spurned at every time of asking as Stryjek’s performance looked to earn him a clean sheet.
In one of the Dons’ last attempts going forward, Alex Gilbey played a pinpoint pass over-the-top to Leko, but the forward couldn’t escape his marker one-on-one to get away a clear shot at goal.

Gilbey, once again, pressed the attack alongside Cameron Norman on the right-flank. A one-two was played between the duo as the number eight raced in-behind to unleash a shot that deflected off the woodwork. The corner that followed was then cleared.
Matt Bloomfield’s team created one last attack, which saw the ball fly across the area into D’Mani Mellor. The number 21 was unable to get a touch onto the pass.
The referee signalled for full-time and MK Dons were eliminated from the Carabao Cup competition.


MK Dons: MacGillivray, Norman, Tucker, O’Hora, Williams, Leko, Gilbey (C), Eisa, Ilunga (Holland 68), Harvie, Hunter (Robson 68)
Subs: Harness, Smith, Grant, Anker, Scholtz, Devoy
Yellow cards: Hunter 15, O’Hora 30

Wycombe Wanderers: Stryjek, Grimmer (C), Scowen (Leahy 65), Forino, Tafazolli (Keogh 76), Breckin (De Barr 64), Vokes (Hanlan 66), Boyes, Low, Potts, Taylor (Melor 90+1)
Subs: Shala, Jacobson, Pattenden, Vincent-Young
Goals: Hanlan 72, Forino 82
Yellow cards: Tafazolli 37

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Date set for Chairboys cup clash

MK Dons to face Wycombe Wanderers in their Carabao Cup Round One tie...

28 June 2023

A date has been confirmed for MK Dons’ Carabao Cup Round One tie with Wycombe Wanderers.

Graham Alexander’s men will welcome the Chairboys to Stadium MK on Tuesday 8 August for their first competitive home fixture of the 2023/24 season. Kick-off is set for 7.45pm.

Ticket details will be confirmed in due course.

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