mkdons.com details the storylines to follow ahead of Thursday's Sky Bet League One fixture at the Priestfield Stadium.
Return to winning ways
It was an afternoon of mixed emotions last Saturday as although MK Dons picked up a point, they were probably deserving of all three. The stalemate does mean Dan Micciche’s side have lost just one of their previous seven fixtures heading into Thursday’s clash at the Priestfield Stadium.
Micciche’s men will be boosted by the addition of Nigel Reo-Coker and return of Robbie Muirhead as they look to returning to winning ways this Thursday.
First win at the Priestfield Stadium
The Dons are yet to overcome Gillingham in a league fixture away from home having failed in their previous six trips to the Gills. The men from MK1 last avoided defeat at the Priestfield Stadium in 2010 when goals from David McCracken and Jermaine Easter earned them a point.
Dean Lewington also noted the difficulties Dons have had at Gillingham in his post-match interview on Tuesday but believes times have changed and the Dons are a fresh new side heading into this week’s game, “I don't know what it is about Gillingham but we'll go there confident.” Lewington told the media.
“We're a new group - not many have played for MK Dons there. We go there full of confidence, and in a good place.”
Dan Micciche confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Osman Sow, Josh Tymon and Marcus Tavernier will miss Thursday’s clash with Gillingham due to injury. There was, however, more positive news as the gaffer confirmed Scott Golbourne had returned to training full-time as the defender looks to make his first appearance for the Club since New Year’s Day.
Robbie Muirhead surprised MK Dons fans on Saturday when he flew home from Andorra to be involved against Blackpool. The Scot will be
A chance to make some ground
Micciche’s side have a chance to make some ground on Thursday night as they play before the rest of their relegation rivals. A win in Kent would see the dons climb out of the relegation places before Northampton face Charlton and Oldham make the journey to Wigan on Good Friday. Three points would also certainly boost the squad's morale heading into Monday’s clash with Blackburn Rovers.
MK Dons travel to Gillingham on Thursday evening as they look to return to winning ways.
Adults can watch MK Dons’ away fixture with Gillingham for just £9 while ticket prices for under-18s are only £1.
To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy from the Club until 12 noon on Thursday 28th March.