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Storylines: Rotherham United

A number of storylines to follow heading into Tuesday's clash at Stadium MK...

12 March 2018

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

Extra rest

Come Tuesday night it will be 10 days since MK Dons last played a game after Saturday's clash against Bradford City was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. Rotherham, meanwhile, played last Saturday as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Rochdale.

Once confirmation of Saturday's postponement came through, attention for boss Micciche turned immediately to his side's Sky Bet League One clash with the Millers and those preparations began with a trip to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

Micciche travelled across Yorkshire with Keith Millen and Steve Brown to watch Tuesday's opponents in action against Rochdale. "We're fortunate that Rotherham is only 45 minutes away so we're going to watch them against Rochdale," the Dons manager told iFollow MK Dons after arriving at the Northern Commercials Stadium.

Three home fixtures

Rotherham marks the start of an important couple of weeks for Micciche's side as they will grace the Stadium MK turf three times in a row. Firstly, they'll face Paul Warne's side under the lights in Tuesday's clash before Saturday's encounter with Bury. The trio of home games concludes with Blackpool on the 24th of March.

With just six home games remaining Micciche will be eager to start picking up maximum points during this spell.

Familiar faces

Currently amidst the Rotherham ranks are a number MK Dons alumni. Firstly, Darren Potter, who joined The Millers in the Summer, will be desperate to be fit come Saturday having not featured for Rotherham since December 2nd. The midfielder featured over 200 times for the Dons over a six-year stay at Stadium MK and is remembered fondly by the Dons faithful.

The South Yorkshire outfit also boast a former MK Dons loanee in the shape of Shaun Cummings. The defender spent a full season on loan from Chelsea in 2008, elsewhere, Lewis Price featured three times for the Dons during his spell with the club.

Off the field, former MK Dons Assistant and Interim Manager Richie Barker will be barking orders from the touchline as Rotherham's Assistant Manager. Barker who had a two-year stint with the Dons signed on at his former club in May 2017.

Also lining up against his former employers will be Kieran Agard, the striker enjoyed a successful two-year period with the Millers which included back-to-back promotions.

Returning faces

Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's game with Bradford, Micciche confirmed both Peter Pawlett and Osman Sow had returned to training ahead of the weekend's clash.

"Peter [Pawlett] has been with us all week, as has Osman [Sow] – we'll see how they are for selection," Micciche told the media.

Will the duo feature on Tuesday night or will the game come one match too soon? Make sure you're following @MKDonsFC on Twitter for all the team news from 6:45pm.

£15 Tickets

After your football fix following Saturday's postponement? Adults can watch Tuesday's Sky Bet League One clash with Rotherham United for just £15 and under-18s can attend for only £5.

Under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons membership while upporters can upgrade to East Centre for a £5 premium while a seat in clubRed is £10 more.

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


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