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Storylines: AFC Wimbledon

8 December 2016

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon at Stadium MK...

A new beginning
Saturday’s fixture is the start of a new era at Stadium MK and it’s a first real chance for supporters to see what MK Dons will look like under Robbie Neilson, given that he used Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy tie as a chance to look at the depth of his squad.



Perhaps lost in the excitement surrounding Neilson’s appointment is who Saturday’s opponents are – rivals AFC Wimbledon.
Part IV

Neilson will be hoping to get off to a winning start at home but also in Sky Bet League One, which would make him the fourth Dons boss to win his first league fixture as manager, following on from Danny Wilson, Martin Allen and Karl Robinson.

Robbie Neilson took over the managerial reins last Friday but this weekend’s fixture is the first opportunity for the 36-year-old to be welcomed by the home supporters at Stadium MK.
Neilson’s Stadium MK bow

What style of football will they play? What players will feature? All will be revealed on Saturday.

The Scotsman opted for a 4-2-3-1 formation in midweek – a similar style used by Karl Robinson during his tenure in charge – but he could decide on a different approach this weekend, with the first-team players coming back in.


The next clash saw the Dons come out on top once again courtesy of a c

This weekend will be the fourth meeting between the two clubs since that memorable first fixture in the Emirates FA Cup back in December 2012 in which Jon Otsemobor scored a stoppage-time winner with the cheekiest of back-heels – a goal dubbed ‘The Heel of God’ by supporters.

onvincing 3-1 success, while the most recent match went the way of the visitors, who won 3-2 in an eventful EFL Trophy tie. Tickets for Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon at Stadium MK are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s and £7 under-18s, while there are discounts available for members and groups.

To purchase tickets click here, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343. Restrictions apply.


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