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Storylines: Macclesfield Town

Returning to league action, Agard going for four in a row and Walsh's status are among the topics worth discussion...

15 November 2018

mkdons.com details the storylines to follow heading into Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Macclesfield Town at Stadium MK...

Back to league action
After two cup defeats, MK Dons make a welcome return to Sky Bet League Two action this weekend when they entertain Macclesfield Town.

No side in the division has picked up more points than Paul Tisdale’s Dons in the last 10 games and they will be looking to maintain that form on Saturday at Stadium MK.

Home comforts
Having not played a home league match in over three weeks, MK Dons have relinquished their tag of being Sky Bet League Two’s best home side but they could move level with Colchester United atop the home-form table with a victory at the weekend.

Tisdale’s men have taken 18 points from their eight home league matches this season, conceding just four times. Colchester currently lead the way with 21 points to their name from nine games.

Silkmen strong against the top sides
MK Dons will certainly be wary of their opponents’ form against the league’s top sides this season.

The Silkmen have taken points off Mansfield Town, Forest Green Rovers and Newport County so far this campaign while they were only narrowly beaten by league leaders Lincoln City - the Imps scored an 87th-minute winner to beat Town back in September.

Macclesfield will come to Stadium MK eager to repeat those feats and therefore Tisdale’s side should expect a testing afternoon.

Four in a row for Kieran?
Kieran Agard has found the net in each of his last three matches and will be looking to extend that run to four at the weekend.

The striker has never scored in four successive games in his career while the only MK Dons man to do so was Izale McLeod, who netted in six straight matches during the 2006/07 season.

Mitch reunites with Macclesfield
Fresh from his goalscoring display in midweek, Mitch Hancox goes up against his former employers this weekend.

The left-back scored seven goals in 39 games for the Silkmen last season, helping them to the National League title before moving to Stadium MK later that summer.

It remains to be seen whether or not Hancox will be involved against his old club but if he does, he will no doubt receive a warm reception from the travelling supporters.

Walsh’s status
The major disappointment in Tuesday’s Checkatrade Trophy defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion Under-21s was an injury to Joe Walsh, who limped off in first-half stoppage time after landing awkwardly following an aerial challenge.

Paul Tisdale told the media after the game that the Welshmen will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the damage and he may provide a further update on Thursday when he meets with the local press again.

There may also be an update on the condition of Jordan Moore-Taylor, who has been sidelined since picking up an injury at Mansfield Town at the end of last month.

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Tickets for Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Macclesfield Town at Stadium MK are priced from £22 adults, £17 over-65s and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with a Young Dons members.

Supporters can upgrade their seat to East Centre for just £5 more while an upgrade to clubRed is available for a £10 premium.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office/cash-only ticket booths or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off.


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