mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into Tuesday’s Emirates FA Cup replay with Charlton Athletic at Stadium MK...
The Dons return to Stadium MK on Tuesday looking to build momentum and confidence following that morale-boosting win over AFC Wimbledon.
After sealing that long-awaited league success at Stadium MK, the men from MK1 will be hoping home wins are like London buses so they can secure back-to-back victories on their own patch for the first time since January, by seeing off another team from the capital.
With two important home fixtures on the horizon over the Christmas period, there arguably couldn’t be a better time for the side to establish a run of form at Stadium MK.
Robbie versus Robbo
For the second time in 10 days – and the second of three times this month – the Dons face their former boss Karl Robinson, but Tuesday’s tie will be the first time he stands on the touchline alongside his successor Robbie Neilson.
Both managers have had two games in control of their new clubs – Neilson has lost one and won one, while Robinson has yet to taste success with Charlton Athletic, although he hasn’t suffered a defeat either.
Tuesday will also be the fourth time this season that the Dons have come up against an ex-boss, following on from Martin Allen and Danny Wilson’s visits to Stadium MK with Barnet and Chesterfield respectively and, of course, that clash with Robinson’s Charlton.
While the men from MK1 were able to overcome Allen and his Bees side on penalties in their Checkatrade Trophy, Wilson saw his Derbyshire outfit run out 3-2 winners.
Stick or twist?
One thing evident in Saturday’s victory over AFC Wimbledon was the tireless work from Neilson’s men, who ran their socks off to secure the three points.
Will the Scotsman, therefore, be able to use the same XI so soon after, especially with a trip to Gillingham in Sky Bet League One coming up at the weekend?
Ryan Colclough and Daniel Powell are among those who may be included if Neilson opts to rotate his squad. Chuks Aneke could be handed another start too after making an impressive appearance off the bench last weekend.
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