Oxford United finished eighth in their first season back in the third tier, eight points above the Dons who will be eager to record their first success over the O’s in 2017/18.
Founded: 1960 (as Oxford United)
Stadium: Kassam Stadium (12,500 capacity)
Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
Home colours: Yellow shirts, navy shorts, yellow socks
Name: Michael Appleton
Previous clubs (player): Manchester United, Wimbledon, Lincoln City, Grimsby Town, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion
Previous clubs (manager): West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers
Honours (player): League One champion (Preston North End, 1999/2000), Championship promotion (West Bromwich Albion, 2001/02)
Honours (manager): League Two promotion (Oxford United, 2015/16)
Key and notable players
Captain: John Lundstram
Top appearance maker (2016/17): Simon Eastwood (62)
Top goalscorer (2016/17): Chris Maguire (17)
Player of the Year (2016/17): Simon Eastwood
Longest-serving player: Sam Long (4 years)
Other notable players: Curtis Nelson, Ryan Ledson, Kane Hemmings, Rob Hall
League position: 8th, Sky Bet League One (W20, D9, L17, P69, GF 65, GA 52)
FA Cup: Round 5
Carrabao Cup: Round 2
Checkatrade Trophy: Runners-up
In: Scott Shearer (Mansfield Town), Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield)
Out: Joe Skarz (Bury), Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers), Chey Dunkley (Wigan Athletic)
HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins: 0
Last Dons win: N/A
Biggest Dons win: N/A
Last draw: 0-0, 17th September 2016 (Stadium MK)
Oxford wins: 1
Last Oxford win: 1-0, 11th February 2017 (Kassam Stadium)
Biggest Oxford win: 1-0, 11th February 2017 (Kassam Stadium)
Played for both
Keith Andrews, George Baldock, Jake Forster-Caskey, Lewis Guy, Rob Hall, Zeli Ismail, Peter Leven, Dean Morgan, Giorgio Rasulo, Jude Stirling
Fixtures will be released on Wednesday 21st June.
Watch the Dons take on Oxford United at Stadium MK in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.
Adult Season Tickets are priced from just £34.23 a month; over-65s from £22 a month and under-21s from £15.08 a month while under-18s are able to enjoy the full 2017/18 campaign from just £3.06 a month.
The Under-12s go FREE offer also remains, meaning the Club’s youngest supporters can watch all 23 home league matches in 2017/18 for FREE when they become a Young Dons member.
To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.
In Focus 2017/18