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Storylines: AFC Wimbledon

What to look out for ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash...

10 January 2018

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

Renewed rivalry

The home date with AFC Wimbledon is probably the first match that supporters look for when the fixture list is announced in June.

Earlier in the season, it was Robbie Neilson’s side that came out on top after George Francomb put the ball into his own net and Gboly Ariyibi added a second to secure a 2-0 win.

Flashback to 10th December 2016 and Robbie Neilson was readying himself for his first Sky Bet League One game as the manager of the Dons and he got off to the perfect start as Dean Bowditch’s second-half penalty guided his side to a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Can they record another memorable victory this weekend?

Return to Sky Bet League One action

Come Saturday it will be 12 days since the Dons' last Sky Bet League One fixture. Their last league outing was a 3-1 defeat against Oxford United, a defeat they’ll be looking to rectify this weekend.

The break from Sky Bet League One was a welcomed one as Neilson’s men progressed into the Fourth Round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers.

For AFC Wimbledon, meanwhile, they were eliminated from the Emirates FA Cup by Tottenham Hotspur.

Options for Robbie

Robbie Neilson used the Emirates FA Cup clash to give a handful of his squad a much-needed rest. The likes of Alex Gilbey and Peter Pawlett were left out altogether while Ethan Ebanks-Landell and Kieran Agard didn't start either.

As a manager, Neilson will want to be presented with problems and the likes of Scott Wootton, Ike Ugbo and Robbie Muirhead would’ve certainly done that with their performances against Queens Park Rangers as well as Callum Brittain in his first match back since recovering from injury.

Home debut for Ike Ugbo

Having joined on loan from Chelsea last week, Ike Ugbo was thrown straight into the mix as he started alongside Robbie Muirhead upfront at Loftus Road.

There was praise for the 19-year-old from Robbie Neilson following the victory and heading into this weekend’s clash with AFC Wimbledon, Ugbo will be hoping to grace the Stadium MK turf for the first time.

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Tickets for Saturday's clash with AFC Wimbledon are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and under-21s, and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE* with a Young Dons (Plus) membership. Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for £5 or to clubRed for £10.

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


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