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Preview: Yeovil Town

3 May 2015

The Dons are all set for what could turn out to be a monumental day in the Club’s history.

Karl Robinson’s side face Yeovil Town at stadiummk on Sunday knowing they will be promoted to the Sky Bet Championship for the first time if they better Preston North End’s result – the Lilywhites travel to Colchester United.

A win on would see the men from MK1 finish the regular on season on 91 points - no team in the Football League’s recent history has hit that total and not achieved automatic promotion.

Robinson’s Dons, who have guaranteed at least a third-placed finished, are also just four league goals short of hitting 100, having already surpassed the century mark in all competitions.

The opposition
Yeovil’s relegation to League 2 was confirmed earlier this month but since then the Glovers have picked up some impressive results, not least victories over play-off sides Sheffield United and Swindon Town.

Paul Sturrock’s men beat both top-six sides without conceding a goal and the latter of the two, against the Robins, came away from home.

On the road in 2014/15, Yeovil have won five games, drawn three and lost 14, while scoring 18 goals and conceding 37.

View from the dugouts
Karl Robinson: “I knew Paul through Andy King, who worked with him. His strength is working on the opposition’s weaknesses. I have so much respect for people who have done this job for many years.

“We know hard it’s going to be. They’ve got some good players and we will never underestimate anybody.”

Paul Sturrock: “It'll be a very difficult against a team who are absolutely flying. There will be a red-hot atmosphere and we need to handle that. We've got to be competitive in the game and we've got to be clinical with our opportunities.

"I'll be picking my strongest team possible because I feel we owe it to the Prestons of this world. I would hate to think we finished with a bad taste in our mouth.”

Team news
Darren Potter will be monitored ahead of kick-off after missing the win at Rochdale with a knee injury sustained in the warm-up.

Ben Reeves, though, has returned to full training and is in contention for selection after spell on the sidelines with a calf problem.

Joe Walsh (knee) is the Dons’ only definite absentee.

Centre-back Byron Webster is ‘touch and go’ for Yeovil while midfielder Sam Foley is also out with an injury.

Head to head
The Dons will be in search of their sixth victory over Yeovil on Sunday, in the 14th meeting between the two sides.

Robinson’s men won the most recent clash, which took place earlier in the season at Huish Park, courtesy of goals from Will Grigg and Daniel Powell.

Betting with Sky Bet
Result:
MK Dons to win – 1/5
Draw – 11/2
Yeovil to win – 12/1

First goalscorer:
Will Grigg – 3/1
Dele Alli – 4/1
Rob Hall – 5/1
James Hayter – 12/1
Gozie Ugwu – 12/1
Kieffer Moore – 14/1

Scorecast:
Carl Baker to score first and MK Dons to win 3-0 – 22/1

All odds correct at time of writing

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