mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into Saturday’s clash at Gigg Lane...
Targeting 10 points from 12
Despite Tuesday’s frustrating draw with Northampton Town at Stadium MK, the Dons still boast some of the best form in the division and they’ll be looking to maintain that this weekend in Greater Manchester.
Only Scunthorpe United have a better record in their last three matches than the men from MK1, who have won twice and drawn once. If you extend the sample size to five games, Robbie Neilson’s men rank fourth in Sky Bet League One.
They have the opportunity on Saturday to make it 10 points from 12 games which is well above the ‘two points a game’ mantra that a lot of sides abide by.
George Williams echoed that sentiment when speaking after the draw with Northampton. He said: “If you look at our recent form, we’ve really picked up. The gaffer mentioned to us that if we can get two points a game then we’ll be there or thereabouts.
“We had a chance to get a little run going with a win (against Northampton) but we didn’t get that. We didn’t lose, though, which is important and hopefully we can go into that Bury game and continue the form we’re on.”
Wary of a buoyant Bury side
Prior to their midweek clash with Oxford United, Saturday’s opponents Bury were without a win since the opening day of the season but that all changed on with 3-0 thrashing of Oxford United.
The Shakers, who had taken just six points from their opening nine matches, were mightily impressive against the U’s on Tuesday night, dominating in terms of possession, shots and, of course, the scoreline.
As mentioned above, the Dons are also full of belief after a good run of form, which makes for an interesting contest at Gigg Lane and not as one-sided as some may have presumed heading into this week.
Goals at Gigg Lane
The men from MK1 have enjoyed some memorable afternoons at Gigg Lane and those making the trip this weekend will no doubt want to see another of those high-scoring victories.
In five trips to the home of the Shakers, the team have scored 11 goals and what makes that stat so impressive is that two of those five matches were goalless draws.
The Dons have enjoyed wins of 5-1 and 4-1 at Gigg Lane, while two players have walked away with the match-ball against Bury – Mark Wright and Dean Bowditch both netted hat-tricks against the Greater Manchester club.
Can a current Don hit the treble mark on Saturday in another thrilling away success?
Two Dons players could reach appearances milestones this weekend.
Ed Upson, currently in his second season at Stadium MK, is one outing away from the 50 mark in terms of league games for the Club.
Meanwhile, George Williams currently sits on 49 competitive starts for the Dons – quite an achievement given that the defender wasn’t offered a professional deal by the Club as an apprentice.
Tickets for Saturday's clash with Bury at Gigg Lane are priced at £20 adults, £14 seniors/under-23s, £10 under-18s and £5 under-12s while under-5s go FREE.
Official away travel is available at £26 adults and £25 over-65s/under-18s with Season Ticket holders and members entitled to a £1 discount.
To book tickets and travel click here, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 5pm on Friday.