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Storylines: Portsmouth

What to look out for ahead of today’s clash at Stadium MK...

7 February 2018

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Portsmouth at Stadium MK.

Keith Millen

Towards the end of January, Keith Millen was named the new Assistant Manager of MK Dons. In doing so, he left his position at Portsmouth where he assisted Kenny Jackett with recruitment and opposition scouting.

In an interesting turn of events, Millen will now face his former Club on Saturday. He will, without doubt, be aware of how Portsmouth play - which can only benefit the Dons' preparations.

Stadium MK debuts

Against Coventry City, both Marcus Tavernier and Ike Ugbo made their first appearance at Stadium MK while against Portsmouth, Elliott Ward and Josh Tymon have the opportunity to showcase their talents, should they feature.

The duo made their first appearances for the Dons in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat against Walsall with Ward completing 90-minutes and Tymon looking bright in the final 10-minutes of the game. The Dons fans in attendance will certainly be excited after their performances.

Make sure you visit Twitter from 2pm on Saturday for the latest team news.

Eager to win

After the defeat at Walsall, Dan Micciche’s side now sit three points off safety, however, they do have two games in hand on 20th-placed Northampton Town. This weekend Portsmouth travel to Stadium MK, and with a trip to Oldham on Tuesday night there is the chance the Dons could string together a handful of wins in quick succession.

Captain Dean Lewington is aware of the situation and knows the Dons need to pick up points sooner rather than later.

“We are where we are," Lewington said in his post-match interview.

He added: "We’re third from bottom so we’re in a relegation scrap and the job now is to get ourselves up that league – we need points and we need them quickly."

Prostate Cancer Game

This weekend, MK Dons will welcome Prostate Cancer UK to Stadium MK who, with the support of volunteers, will be raising money to beat a disease killing one man every 45 minutes in the UK.

Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of the EFL and their “Man of Men” logo sits proudly in the squad numbers of every Dons player’s shirts. It also adorns the lapels of football managers, pundits, and fans across the land.

Supporters can play a part too. On Sunday 22nd July, football fans are set to March for Men on the road to Wembley, with Prostate Cancer UK unveiling an even bigger and better walking programme as they make further strides to stop prostate cancer being a killer.

If you’re interested in joining one of the marches and putting your best foot forward, then visit Prostate Cancer UK’s website – click HERE to find out more!

You can also show your support, like Micciche, by wearing your Prostate Cancer UK badge with pride.

Text BADGE to 70004 to donate £5 to help stop prostate cancer being a killer (and get your own Prostate Cancer UK badge to wear with pride).*

*Text costs £5 plus network charge. Prostate Cancer UK receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payers permission. Customer care 0800 082 1616. Charity No 1005541.

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Tickets for Saturday's clash with Portsmouth at the Stadium MK are priced at £22 adults, £17 seniors/under-21s, £8 for under-18s, meanwhile, under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343.

Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.


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