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Storylines: Oldham Athletic

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

12 February 2018

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow ahead of Tuesday's Sky Bet League One fixture at the sportsdirect.com Park.

Chuks Aneke

It’s been just over three weeks since Chuks Aneke has put on an MK Dons shirt, as the forward was serving a suspension for his sending off against Northampton Town in late January. After missing the defeats against Coventry, Walsall, and Portsmouth - Aneke will once again be available for selection.

He’s yet to play under Dan Micciche and will be looking to impress the new boss should he feature at the sportsdirect.com park.

Building on positive performances

It’s safe to say that the performances in recent weeks have been pleasing on the eye, however, the key for Micciche now is turning them performances into wins.

His side dominated large portions of the game against both Portsmouth and Coventry, he’ll be hoping his side are more clinical in the final third against Oldham to secure a crucial three points.

Formation

In Saturday’s 2-1 defeat against Walsall, the men from MK1 fielded a 3-5-2 formation that saw Josh Tymon and Callum Brittain provide width from their full-back positions. Micciche's side played in a 4-2-3-1 formation in his first two games in charge of the Club, and the gaffer would’ve no doubt been pleased with his sides display in a new system.

The game was perhaps Ike Ugbo’s best performance since joining the club on loan. The striker worked tirelessly across the pitch and also scored his first goal for the Dons. With Aneke returning from his suspension, Micciche will be given a selection dilemma.

Come 6.45pm tomorrow night, we’ll know what formation and more importantly what personal Micciche has opted to field.

Relegation Battle

At this stage of the Sky Bet League One season, every game is important, however, with Oldham sitting just three points above the Dons – tomorrow’s clash has a lot riding on it.

The Latics are unbeaten in their last two games taking four points from their games with Bradford and Blackburn respectively. Richie Wellens’ side have shipped the most goals in the league (58), while they’ve also conceded the most goals at home (25). The Dons will need to take advantage of their defensive frailties and start converting their chances into goals.

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MK Dons will look to bounce back on Tuesday when they travel to the SportsDirect.com Park to take on Oldham Athletic.

Tickets are priced at £20 adults and £10 seniors if purchased in advance from the Club, while Under-18s go FREE. Ticket prices will increase for adults and seniors on the night.

Travel, meanwhile, 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/or 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 12pm on the day of the game.


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