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Preview: Yeovil Town

All you need to know ahead of today's clash at Stadium MK...

23 March 2019

MK Dons are back in action this after as they welcome Yeovil Town to Stadium MK for their latest Sky Bet League Two fixture.

MK Dons enter today's game outside the top three in Sky Bet League Two but level on points with Mansfield Town, who occupy that third and final automatic promotion spot.

The Dons can make it four games unbeaten at Stadium MK this afternoon, having overcome Newport County and Crawley Town at home before last weekend's 1-1 draw with Stevenage.

Under-18s can watch the encounter for just £1, while adults can attend for just £10! 

Kick-off is at 3pm.

THE OPPOSITION!
Yeovil enter today's encounter just three points clear of the dreaded relegation spots, with Macclesfield Town currently occupying 22nd position in the table.

Darren Way is currently at the helm at Huish Park, a position he has held since December 2015. Way enjoyed three separate spells as a player with The Glovers and made over 200 appearances for the Club

Having had spells as both First-Team Coach and Assistant Manager, Way was handed managerial duties on a full-time basis just over three years ago. Since then he's been able to maintain Yeovil's position in the Football League something he'll be looking to repeat once again this season.

LAST TIME OUT!
Chuks Aneke scored a late equaliser to salvage a point for MK Dons at home to Stevenage last Saturday.

Boro attacker Ilias Chair scored a stunning long-range strike on the half-hour mark but the hosts cancelled that out late on through Chuks Aneke's 17th goal of the season.

Yeovil Town, meanwhile, tasted defeat last Saturday at the hands of Macclesfield Town. Sol Campbell's side took the lead thanks to James Pearson's strike.

The lead was doubled shortly before the half-time whistle when Harry Smith converted from Reece Cole's cross.

Yeovil threatened the Macclesfield goal, but were unable to find a way past a resilient Silkman defence.

FIGHTING TALK!
MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale: "We treat every opponent with respect, we start with that. I remember they went to Coventry [City] last season and scored five or six. Darren and his team are capable of pulling that rabbit from the hat, but we hope he leaves that for next week."

Yeovil defender Adel Gafaiti: "If [MK Dons] have good attackers then we have to make sure we defend well. We're going to be ready for it. They can be the third best attackers in the league but they can be sure that we will come there and be ready for them and they will have a very, very hard challenge."

TEAM NEWS!
Paul Tisdale provided updates on both David Wheeler and Baily Cargill who both withdrew from the Stevenage clash due to injury.

On David Wheeler, Tisdale said, "It could keep him out the game. He hasn't trained all week. He will be able to run around, but it was a very nasty thump to his face. We have to make sure we have a duty to make sure a follow-up thump wouldn't make any more damage."

Meanwhile, speaking about Baily Cargill, Tis commented, "Baily is an odd one. We've had a gut-full of centre backs having injuries and surprising injuries, and this is one of them. He jumped, landed and hurt his ankle. I can't afford to make any decisions early - with Baily, I'll be waiting until the last minute."

Tis didn't provide updates on Joe Walsh, Jordan Moore-Taylor and George Williams.

Yeovil midfielder Sessi D'Almeida will miss the clash as he serves the second match of his suspension.

OFFICIALS!
Andy Woolmer will take charge of today's affair. It'll be the first time he's overseen an MK Dons game this season.

He most recently run the rule over a Dons game back in January 2018, during MK Dons' 3-1 defeat against Oxford United.

Mr Woolmer has officiated 23 matches this campaign, producing a total of 61 yellow cards and showing just two reds.

His assistant referees are Adrian Waters and James Mainwaring while the fourth official is Darren England.

HEAD TO HEAD!
This will be the 17th clash between MK Dons and Yeovil, with the Dons boasting the better record in the clash.

The Dons have run out winners on six occasions, their last the famous 5-1 victory on the final day of the 2014-15 season to secure promotion into the Sky Bet Championship.

In the reverse fixture back in September 2018, the two sides were forced to share the spoils after goals from Kieran Agard and Olufela Olomola ensured the points were shared.

SKY BET ODDS!
Dons win - 1/2
Draw - 3/1
Yeovil win - 5/1

Click HERE for more Sky Bet odds, with up to 118 more odds available for this fixture.

ELSEWHERE IN SKY BET LEAGUE TWO!
Carlisle United v Cambridge United
Cheltenham Town v Northampton Town
Colchester United v Tranmere Rovers
Crawley Town v Lincoln City
Grimsby Town v Bury
Macclesfield Town v Stevenage
Mansfield Town v Crewe Alexandra
Notts County v Exeter City 
Port Vale v Forest Green Rovers
Swindon Town v Morecambe

FOLLOW IT LIVE!
Under-18s can watch MK Dons' Sky Bet League Two encounter with Yeovil Town for just £1, while adult tickets are priced from only £10.

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

There will also be full coverage on the Club’s social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat!

A full match report will be available to view on mkdons.com straight after the final whistle along with full reaction from Paul Tisdale and a player. Highlights will be available to view from midnight.


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