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Storylines: Southend United

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

20 November 2017

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into this Tuesday’s clash at Stadium MK.

Chance to extend the unbeaten run...

It’s almost a month since MK Dons last tasted defeat, with Robbie Neilson’s side last suffering disappointment at the hands of Bristol Rovers on 28th October. Since that day at the Memorial Stadium, Neilson has overcome Hyde United, Oxford United and Fleetwood Town before most recently, sharing the spoils with Charlton Athletic. 

The men from MK1 enter Tuesday’s tie having kept two clean sheets in their last four games and have also shown their clinical edge in the final third having found the back of the net 11 times during the same period. 

Heading into Tuesday’s game at Stadium MK, Neilson has the chance to make it five games unbeaten in all competitions ahead of Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.

Suspensions to cause a reshuffle... 

It wasn’t all good news following Saturday’s draw as George Williams, Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Ed Upson reached five bookings for the season resulting in a one game suspension for the trio.

Their absence will give those coming into the side the chance to impress and prove their worth to Neilson. Replacing Williams at right back could be England youth international Callum Brittain who missed the win over Fleetwood due to his involvement with the Three Lions before being named as a sub against Charlton.

Joe Walsh could also return to the starting XI - the Welshman has been named as a substitute in the last two Sky Bet League One games and played 90 minutes in the Emirates FA Cup First Round win over Hyde United.

Connor McGrandles replaced Upson with 62 minutes on the clock - the midfielder showed enthusiasm and grit during his time on the pitch and would’ve no doubt shown Neilson he can do a job when asked too.

Enjoy football for just £10...

There isn’t much you can do for just £10 on a Tuesday night! You can enjoy the clash with Southend United for just a tenner, while under-18s can watch the tie with Phil Brown’s side for just £5. Meanwhile, under-12 Young Dons (Plus) members can still attend the fixture for FREE.

Supporters wishing to upgrade to East Centre can do so for a £5 premium and if you fancy something different you can book your sear in clubRed for a £10 premium on the regular ticket price. 

Get down to Stadium MK on Tuesday night and enjoy football for the incredible price of just £10!

A chance to improve the Head-to-Head record with Southend...

Tuesday’s meeting will be the 11th between the two sides and currently, it’s the Dons who have enjoyed the fixture most. They have recorded seven wins over The Shrimpers, including the first and most recent meetings between the two sides.

Goals from Izale McLeod and Gary Smith either side of a Freddy Eastwood goal ensured the Dons came out on top during the first encounter on 3rd December 2005. Since then, the men from MK1 have lost just twice to Southend United, with the sides sharing the spoils on one occasion in 2005. 

Meanwhile, in the last meeting between the two sides, Robbie Neilson saw his team run out 2-1 winners with Joe Walsh opening the scoring.

Hopefully, come full-time tomorrow, the MK Dons faithful will be celebrating another Dons win.

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Tickets for Tuesday's Sky Bet League One clash with Southend United at Stadium MK are priced from just £10 adults and £5 under-18s. while under-12 Young Dons (Plus) members can still attend for FREE.

Supporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium, while a seat in clubRed is a £10 premium on the regular ticket price. Groups of 20 can book tickets at a discounted rate of £10 adults and £3 under-18s.

To book tickets click here, visit the Box Office or call 01908 622988.


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