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Storylines: Mansfield Town

Going for six in a row, expecting a tight encounter and securing a perfect October record among the topics to follow...

25 October 2018 details the storylines to follow heading into Saturday's Sky Bet League Two clash with Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium...

Six in a row
Tuesday’s 2-1 win over Notts County made it five straight Sky Bet League Two victories for Paul Tisdale’s men. That hadn’t been done by a Dons side since the final five games of the 2014/15 campaign.

Now they will turn their attention to securing a sixth successive win - a feat that the Club hasn’t been achieved in 10 years. Roberto Di Matteo’s Dons team bagged six straight successes during the 2008/09 season.

The Club’s best winning run? Eight games by Paul Ince’s 2007/08 MK Dons side.

Can the Dons secure a perfect October?
MK Dons are one game away from signing off October with a perfect league record.

Tisdale’s outfit have won all five of their matches this month and will make it six out of six by coming out on top at Mansfield Town this weekend.

The Club has only twice before recorded a perfect month - in November 2011 and September 2007.

Road trip
MK Dons left Stadium MK on Tuesday with the best home record in the division having picked up 18 points from their eight games on their own patch so far this season.

They don’t, though, play a league game in Milton Keynes for over three weeks and therefore the priority for Tisdale and his side will be on their away form, with two testing trips to Mansfield Town and Crawley Town.

MK Dons currently boast the fifth-best away record in Sky Bet League Two courtesy of three wins, three draws and just the solitary defeat to top-of-the-table Lincoln City and that will be put to the test in the next fortnight.

Expect a tight encounter
Paul Tisdale’s men are the form team in the division over the past five games, with a maximum return of 15 points to their name. In fact, only one team in English football’s top four divisions can match that total - Arsenal.

Their opponents on Saturday, Mansfield Town, are in a rich vein of form too having picked up two wins and three draws in their last five outings, including a 1-0 away victory in midweek at Morecambe.

Just like the Dons, a strong defensive record is the reason behind the Stags’ good form. David Flitcroft’s team have conceded just nine times all season (tied for best in League Two alongside the Dons) while they have only been breached three times at the One Call Stadium.

Expect a closely-fought encounter in Nottinghamshire at the weekend.

Strikers on song
For the ninth league game in succession, MK Dons strikers found themselves on the scoresheet in midweek.

Chuks Aneke and Rhys Healey were on target in the 2-1 success over Notts County to extend a prolific run of form Tisdale’s forward options.

Aneke, Healey, Kieran Agard and Robbie Simpson have combined for 13 goals over the last nine matches - Aneke leads the way on six with Agard and Healey tied on three apiece while Simpson has contributed one from the penalty spot.


Tickets for Saturday's clash with Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium, are priced £22 adults, £18 seniors (65+), £16 young adults (18-21) and £12 juniors (7-17) while under-6s’ go FREE if booked in advance of matchday from MK Dons. Ticket prices will increase on the day of the game, as detailed below.

The Club’s Official Away Travel service is running for this fixture, with spaces on the coaches priced at £17 for Season Ticket holders/members and £18 for all other supporters. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 10.30am.

To book tickets/travel click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available from MK Dons until 5pm on Friday.

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