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Preview: Peterborough United

13 March 2014

MK Dons go head-to-head with Peterborough United in a pivotal fixture at stadiummk on Saturday


Robinson said: “It’s been a great week for the Baldock family with George scoring the late winner at Swindon on Saturday and then Sam giving us a helping hand on Tuesday with his two goals.

Former Don Sam Baldock did the damage at London Road on Tuesday night, scoring both goals in City’s 2-1 success.

Dons go into the game on the back of two impressive victories on the road – 2-1 at Swindon Town and 3-1 at Notts County – while Darren Ferguson’s side will be looking to bounce back from their midweek defeat at the hands of Bristol City.

The game presents Karl Robinson’s men with the chance to leapfrog Posh and move into the play-off places should they come out on top by a two-goal margin.
“The Club still has a close association with the whole Baldock family and I caught up with them both during the week. 

“As brothers they remain close and I know that everyone associated with MK Dons would like to see them one day playing in the same team, but I am realistic and Sam, a top, top player who is scoring plenty of goals for Bristol City, has made it clear that this is not going to happen in the near future. He is happy there and he has a long contract with them.

“It’s fantastic that the results this week have made the prospects of the Club reaching that sixth-placed play-off spot a little more realistic and our supporters can be reassured that this has made us even more determined to strengthen the squad for the final run-in.”

He added: “Every game is a big game. We want to go into Saturday’s game full of confidence. Peterborough are very, very good and talented. They’ve got one of the best staffs in the league too. We know how difficult it’s going to be.

“We’re still the underdogs but this Club has always thrived on being the underdog and we’ve got to make sure that when we turn up for the game we’re ready and raring to go.

“The fans are going to go through every emotion on Saturday but so are we. We’re in it together.”
Darren Ferguson said:

“It’s just another game for me, I’m not going to make a big deal of it. The game’s we’ve had against (MK Dons) have been good ones - we’re two good footballing teams and there’s a bit of history there.
“There’s a healthy respect between the two clubs. We’re, geographically, not too far away, it’ll be a good game and may the best team win on the day.”
Team news

Leading goalscorer Ben Reeves could return to the squad for the visit of Peterborough United at
stadiummk
on Saturday.
The 22-year-old playmaker was forced to sit out Tuesday’s 3-1 success at Notts County with a hamstring complaint but trained with Head of Sports Medicine Simon Crampton on Thursday and might feature.

Darren Potter, Lee Hodson and Brendan Galloway, meanwhile, will all continue to miss out through injury while loanee Larnell Cole is a doubt.

Betting

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Draw 23/10
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