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Preview: Leeds United

19 September 2015

The Dons return to stadiummk this afternoon as they welcome Leeds United.

Since the international break, Karl Robinson’s men have been on two long road trips – first to Middlesbrough last weekend and then, on Tuesday, to Burnley’s Turf Moor in Lancashire.

While the men from MK1 didn’t come away from either fixture with any points, they did put in two impressive displays and those performances will no doubt give manager Karl Robinson and his players belief heading into three tough home tests.

THE OPPOSITION
Leeds arrive in Milton Keynes on the back of their first league defeat of the campaign – a 1-0 reverse at home to Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

Uwe Rosler’s side had previously boasted an undefeated record of one win and five draws, with that solitary victory coming away at Derby County back in August.

The eight points they’ve collected have them sitting 14th in the table, two places above the Dons who have one less point to show for their efforts at the start of 2014/15.

VIEW FROM THE DUGOUTS
Karl Robinson: “Leeds are a club that boast a tremendous history. Uwe’s built a very talented squad which includes a number of big-name players. We’ve had some great battles with Uwe’s sides over the years and I’m certainly expecting this game to join that list.”

Uwe Rosler: “The days are coming thick and fast and we’re now looking at preparation for MK Dons. In the Championship you have to be quick to get over things and not analyse it too deep. We’re moving on and looking forward to MK Dons.”

TEAM NEWS
Ben Reeves could be in contention to feature, after Dons boss Robinson confirmed the midfielder has returned to training.

Reeves has been out of action since the clash with Preston North End and his return would provide a boost to a side which is currently without the services of Darren Potter (knee), Dale Jennings (knee), Cody Cropper (knee), Joe Walsh (knee) and Mark Randall (pelvis).

Leeds, meanwhile, are running the rule over ‘one or two’ players who are carrying knocks, according to manager Rosler.

Otherwise, the Whites have a fully fit squad to choose from and a face who could feature is new recruit Jordan Botaka, who impressed in an Under-21 fixture in midweek.

ODDS WITH SKY BET
Result:
Dons to win – 11/8
Draw – 9/4
Leeds to win – 2/1

First goalscorer:
Simon Church – 5/1
Mirko Antenucci – 11/2
Chris Wood – 6/1
Souleymane Doukara – 7/1
Carl Baker – 15/2
Rob Hall – 17/2

Scorecast:
Diego Poyet and to Dons win 2-1 – 95/1

*All odds correct at the time of writing

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Tickets for today's clash with Leeds are priced from £25 for adults, £17 for over-65s and under-21s, £7 for under-18s while under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons Membership!

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