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Storylines: Doncaster Rovers

A number of storylines to follow heading into Saturday’s clash with Doncaster Rovers…

11 April 2018

Fixture News

Storylines: Doncaster Rovers

A number of storylines to follow heading into Saturday’s clash with Doncaster Rovers…

11 April 2018 details the storylines to follow ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture at Stadium MK

Peter Pawlett
Peter Pawlett has contributed towards five goals in his last six appearances, scoring twice during that period and assisting a further three goals. The energetic midfielder provided the assist for Callum Brittain's second goal of the season at the DW Stadium having found the net the week prior against Blackburn Rovers.

With the 27-year-old enjoying his best spell of football in an MK Dons shirt, the Stadium MK faithful will be hoping for another impressive performance from Pawlett.

Put right Doncaster wrongs
Back in December MK Dons travelled to the Keepmoat Stadium as they looked to extend their unbeaten run to six games – what followed was perhaps the Dons' most frustrating defeat of the season.

Chuks Aneke gave the Dons the perfect start as he volleyed home from the edge of the box just three minutes into the tie. A number of chances fell by the wayside as Alex Gilbey flashed over from the edge of the box, while Scott Golbourne rattled the post as the Dons looked to extend their advantage in a dominant first-half display.

The hard work from the first 45-minutes was undone just 9-minutes into the second-half as John Marquis bundled home from close range to level the scoring. Doncaster then secured the three points with 70-minutes on the clock as Matty Blair poked past Lee Nicholls.

The Dons have lost just three times from winning positions this season and will be looking to put right their Doncaster wrongs from November come Saturday afternoon.

Bouncing Back
It's been a difficult fortnight for Dan Micciche's men as they suffered two consecutive defeats against both Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic respectively. Prior to facing the title challenging duo, the Dons were unbeaten in four having picked up 10 points from a possible 12 during that spell.

Speaking to the media following Saturday's defeat at the DW Stadium, Callum Brittain stated the importance of bouncing back quickly and looking to their prior form for encouragement.

"We went on a run of five unbeaten before this and we've shown we can get results from other teams so, while we're disappointed not to get any points here, we look forward to a big game against Doncaster this weekend, where we will be looking to get a result."

Loanees progress?
Dan Micciche confirmed last week that both Josh Tymon and Marcus Tavernier had returned to Stadium MK as they look to return to first-team action. Tymon last featured for the men from MK1 during their 1-0 defeat against Bristol Rovers, while Tavernier last pulled on the shirt Oldham in mid-February.

Micciche should provide an update on the duo during his pre-match press conference later this week.


MK Dons will look to bounce back this Saturday when they take on Doncaster Rovers at Stadium MK.

Tickets are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s/under-21s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons Membership. Supporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium while a seat in clubRed is available for £10 more.

Club Dons members are entitled to a £2 discount on tickets, while Young Dons can save £1 on the matchday ticket price.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/centre:mk kiosk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.

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