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Preview: Notts County

11 March 2014

MK Dons will be looking to build on Saturday’s dramatic 2-1 win at Swindon Town when they travel to Notts County this evening (k.o. 7.45pm).

Sean Derry – speaking to Magpie Player

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“But we are as well. We’ve worked hard and we’ve put ourselves in a great position not to waste it. We’ll need to go there full of confidence and enthusiasm, as well as show the quality we did at Swindon.”

“It’s a massive game, but it is for both teams. I said before the Swindon game that is was massive because we were trying to get above them. This is a different set of circumstances – they’re fighting for their lives and that gives you five or 10%.

Robinson – speaking to MK Dons Player

That success kept Karl Robinson’s men within six points of the play-offs places, and they’ll be hoping to close that gap with a positive result against the Magpies, who drew 0-0 at home to promotion chasers Leyton Orient at the weekend.
“I don’t want to stand here and say we’ve turned a corner because it’s too early to say but I’m expecting another performance from the lads - and I hope they produce one.”

“They wanted to show that they were more than capable of putting some pride back into the football club and that’s what stands out for me at this moment.

“I thought on Saturday we showed what a good side we are at times but we really dug in at crucial times.

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Notts County 21/10
Draw 12/5
MK Dons 5/4


Gary Liddle, Dean Leacock and Mustapha Dumbuya are all expected to retain their spots in the starting XI after returning from injury at the weekend. As for the hosts,

Robinson said: “We might freshen things up. We are hoping that Stephen Gleeson and Tom Flanagan will be back in the squad which is great news. We need to see how fit they are before making any decisions.”

The club are still awaiting international clearance on midfielder Mark Randall.

Jordan Spence (ankle) will be assessed ahead of the clash, but Stephen Gleeson (thigh) and Tom Flanagan (knee) could return to the squad.

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