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In focus: Sunderland

A look at one of MK Dons' 2020/21 opponents...

16 August 2020

Ahead of the 2020/21 season, mkdons.com will be taking a look at each of MK Dons’ Sky Bet League One opponents.

Next up is Sunderland, who will be looking to improve on their eighth-placed finish last term as they begin their third season in the third tier.

CLUB
Founded: 1879

Nickname: Black Cats

Stadium: Stadium of Light (49,000 capacity)

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Home colours: Red and white striped shirts, black shorts, red socks

FIRST TEAM
Manager: Phil Parkinson

Captain: Max Power

Top appearance maker (2019/20): Luke O’Nien (43)

Top goalscorer (2019/20): Chris Maguire (pictured below) (11)

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Player of the Year (2019/20): Unknown

Longest-serving player: Lynden Gooch (4 years 1 month)

Other notable players: Tom Flanagan, Aiden McGeady, Will Grigg

LAST SEASON
League position: 8th, Sky Bet League One (W16, D11, L9, P59, GF 48, GA 32)

FA Cup: Round 1

Carabao Cup: Round 4

Leasing.com Trophy: Group stage

TRANSFERS
In: Aiden O’Brien (Millwall), Bailey Wright (Bristol City)

Out: Jack Baldwin (Bristol Rovers), Jon McLaughlin (Rangers), Kyle Lafferty (Reggina), Ethan Robson (Blackpool), Alim Ozturk (End of contract), Joel Lynch (End of contract), Duncan Watmore (End of contract)

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Dons wins: 0
Last Dons win: N/A
Biggest Dons win: N/A

Draws: 0
Last draw: N/A

Sunderland wins: 4
Last AFC Wimbledon win: 1-0, 18 Jan 2020 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Sunderland win: 4-2, 27 Aug 2013 (Stadium of Light)

PLAYED FOR BOTH
Michael Bridges, Paul Butler, Tom Flanagan, Tore Andre Flo, Will Grigg, Alex Rae

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2020/21 MATCHES
Fixtures for the 2020/21 season will be announced at 9am on Friday 21 August.


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