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Preview: Crawley Town

11 April 2014

MK Dons will be looking to build on their win over Coventry City by beating Crawley Town at stadiummk on Saturday afternoon.


Karl Robinson’s side ran-out 2-1 winners at Sixfields last weekend to earn a fifth straight away victory and will now have their eyes firmly set on improving their home form, having not won on their own patch in their last five attempts.
Crawley, meanwhile, sit just three points above the relegation zone after a run of six straight defeats. The Red Devils have played Saturday-Tuesday for the last seven weeks and arrive in Milton Keynes desperate for three points.
Karl Robinson – speaking to the media


“I think if we keep playing like we have been playing at home then we’ll win enough football matches.
“We’ve dominated matches but not scored. If we can keep playing as well as we have been and start taking our chances just that little bit more then we’re going to start winning more games here at
stadiummk
.
“Hopefully during this back end of the season we can turn our fortunes around, as long as it doesn’t have an effect on our away form.”
John Gregory – speaking to Crawley Town Player


“Had (MK Dons’) home form been as good as their away form they would have broken into the top six but whilst they’ve still got a chance to get into the top six they’ll continue to battle right to end.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game for us but we’re ready and we’re all in good spirits. Our lads are certainly up for it, raring to go as I am and as our fans are so lets hope it’s going to be the start of a good week.”
Team news


Dean Bowditch (hamstring) is set to miss the clash on Saturday along with Stephen Gleeson, who picked up a knock to his ankle in training this week.
Winger Ryan Hall is also expected to be sidelined through an ankle injury while Larnell Cole (knee), Lee Hodson (hip), Darren Potter (Achilles) and Ben Reeves remain long-term absentees.

Crawley will monitor Billy Clarke ahead of kick-off after the winger picked up a knock in the side’s defeat to Brentford in mid-week.

The Red Devils, though, should have midfielder Andy Drury back from a sickness bug while Matt Tubbs made it through Tuesday’s clash without any problems following his return from a hamstring injury.

Betting

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Coventry 13/5
Draw 5/2 
MK Dons Evens 

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