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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, 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.

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

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

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

FA Cup: Round 1

Carabao Cup: Round 4 Trophy: Group stage

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)

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)

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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