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Preview: Wolves

28 November 2015

The Dons are back on the road this afternoon as they travel to Molineux to face Wolverhampton Wanderers.

It’s been three weeks since the men from MK1’s last away fixture, when they went to unbeaten Brighton & Hove Albion and were unlucky not to come away with a result after a late penalty appeal was turned down by the officials.

That clash at the Amex Stadium was one of three games Karl Robinson’s men have played in November – they have four points to show from their trio of matches, having beaten Charlton Athletic and drawn with Fulham.

They’ll be looking to add to that total today.

Wolves sit 14th in the Sky Bet Championship table heading into this afternoon's fixture, having only won once in their last seven league outings – a run which has featured four defeats.

They have, though, remained a threat going forward and their 22 goals scored is tied for the best among teams in the bottom half of the division, although only nine of those strikes have come at Molineux.

Ex-Dons loanee Benik Afobe has contributed to eight of their goals and, after ended a baron run in his last outing, he will no doubt be full of confidence heading into this meeting with his former club.

Karl Robinson: “They’ve got some really good players. Their back four, in particular, is very strong and very athletic. We know we’re going to be under an awful lot of pressure and we need to make sure we deal with that.”

Kenny Jackett: “We know in the Championship no game is easy, as each team has good players, a threat and a good team, if that wasn’t the case they wouldn’t be in this particular league.

Simon Church is an injury concern for the Dons with a knee injury, meaning Nicky Maynard should continue up-front.

Ben Reeves, Dale Jennings, Matt Upson and Josh Walsh remain sidelined although the latter has returned to training.

Wolves, meanwhile, have defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell available for selection once again.

Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and defender Kortney Hause are both out with thigh and hamstring injuries respectively, while midfielder Jack Price’s chances of featuring in the game are rated as 50/50.

Striker Bright Enobakhare is unlikely to considered for selection either.

Nigel Miller will take charge of the Dons for the second time this season, having refereed the men from MK1’s Sky Bet Championship opener against Rotherham United.

So far this season, Miller has shown 42 yellow cards in 13 games and sent off three players. He has also awarded four penalties in his last six games.

Miller’s two assistants will be Ronald Ganfield and Nicholas Barnard while the fourth official is David Webb.

Wolves win – 5/6
Draw – 5/2
Dons win – 100/30

First goalscorer:
Benik Afobe – 4/1
Adam Le Fondre – 5/1
Nicky Maynard – 15/2
Dean Bowditch – 17/2
Kevin McDonald – 9/1
Josh Murphy – 11/1

*All odds correct at the time of writing

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