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Storylines: Doncaster Rovers

What to look out for ahead of Saturday’s clash...

23 November 2017

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into this Saturday’s clash at The Keepmoat.

Maintaining unbeaten run...

Robbie Neilson’s side enter this weekend’s game without a defeat in their last five fixtures. It all started with a 4-0 win over Hyde United in the Emirates FA Cup before a 4-3 win over Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy saw MK Dons progress into Round 2 of the competition.

Returning to Sky Bet League One action against Fleetwood Town, Chuks Aneke scored the only goal of the game as MK Dons recorded victory over Uwe Rosler’s side before draws against Charlton Athletic and Southend United.

Options for Robbie...

Robbie Neilson was handed a selection conundrum of sorts prior to Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One clash against Southend United. Ethan Ebanks-Landell, George Williams and Ed Upson all missed the fixture having picked up five bookings.

They were replaced with Joe Walsh, Callum Brittain and Conor McGrandles who all looked more than comfortable on their return to the starting line up. Elsewhere, Aidan Nesbitt was handed a start after impressing off the bench against Fleetwood and Charlton respectively while Kieran Agard replaced Ryan Seager.

As a manager, it’s a good problem to have so many of your players impressing. Come 2pm on Saturday, we’ll know who Robbie has opted to field against Doncaster.

Agard to score again?

Saturday’s 2-2 draw against Charlton Athletic was a significant match for Dons striker Kieran Agard. His header marked his first goal of the season, and like London busses his second shortly followed as he converted a late penalty to earn his side a share of the spoils.

On Tuesday night the striker once again converted a penalty to extend his tally for the season to three goals. The forward will be full of confidence as MK Dons head to Yorkshire this Saturday and we could see the former Rotherham man find the net once more.

Extending form over Doncaster Rovers...

This Saturday will be the ninth time MK Dons and Doncaster have faced each other with the Yorkshire side currently edging the Head-to-Head record. The Rovers have overcome MK Dons three times - meanwhile, the men from MK1 have recorded two wins against the Yorkshire outfit.

The most recent clash between the two sides in April 2015 finished 3-0 in favour of MK Dons thanks to Dean Bowditch’s goal and a brace from Carl Baker. The 3-0 scoreline has been a popular one in this fixture with MK Dons also defeating Rovers by the same scoreline in March 2013 with goals from Izale McLeod, Daniel Powell and Stephen Gleeson.

A win this weekend would make it five games without defeat against Darren Ferguson’s side.

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Tickets for Saturday's clash with Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium can now only be bought from the turnstiles ahead of kick-off, priced at £21 adults, £13 under-22s, £17 seniors, £8 under-18s and £5 under-12s.


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