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Preview: Wycombe Wanderers

All you need to know ahead of today's Sky Bet League One fixture at Stadium MK...

1 February 2020

MK Dons welcome Wycombe Wanderers to Stadium MK this afternoon, looking to make it back-to-back home wins this week.

Martin’s men picked up a crucial three points on Tuesday evening, coming from behind to beat Rochdale 2-1 at Stadium MK and move six points clear of the bottom three in Sky Bet League One.

They also moved to within one point of Dale, who lie 18th, and just two adrift of 17th-placed Accrington Stanley, two teams which they could leapfrog with a victory today.

Only three teams have picked up more points at home over the last five games than MK Dons. Martin’s side have won four and lost just one at Stadium MK, scoring nine goals and conceding just three times.

The Dons will be out to extend that run this afternoon. Kick-off is at 3pm.

THE OPPOSITION
Wycombe Wanderers will arrive at Stadium MK occupying a spot in the Sky Bet League One automatic-promotion places.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side have enjoyed a terrific campaign to date and proven extremely difficult to beat – losing just six games all campaign, which is the tied for the second fewest amongst teams in the division.

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Away from home, they have had their struggles of late, having not won on the road since November 17, picking up just a single point since then. They have, though, picked up some impressive results on their travels in 2019/20 – drawing with Ipswich Town and beating Rotherham United.

In terms of goals, striker Adebayo Akinfenwa is tied with defender Joe Jacobson with seven scored in the league. Fred Onyedinma has found the net four times while former Don David Wheeler has scored three.

LAST TIME OUT
MK Dons came from behind to beat Rochdale 2-1 at Stadium MK and move six points clear of the bottom three in Sky Bet League One.

Dale opened the scoring through Ian Henderson but Carlton Morris headed home a corner five minutes into the second half to restore parity.

The game looked to be heading for a draw until the 93rd minute when referee Charles Breakspear awarded the Dons a penalty, which was converted by Rhys Healey to secure the points.

Wycombe Wanderers also enjoyed a 2-1 success in midweek, beating Blackpool at Adams Park.

The Chairboys raced into a two-goal lead thanks to Nick Freeman and Alex Samuel.

Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall pulled one back on his Blackpool debut from 20 yards to set up a nervy finish, but Gareth Ainsworth's Chairboys held on to move up to second in Sky Bet League One.

FIGHTING TALK
Russell Martin: “It will be a good game on Saturday. Wycombe have exceeded everyone’s expectations this season. They are really good side and it will be a tough game for us. We’re looking forward to it.

“It’s an important home game for us. We’ve been good at home and we got a big win here on Tuesday. We need to build on that now and make sure we pick up three points this weekend.”

TEAM NEWS
MK Dons hope to have Conor McGrandles back from injury after the midfielder was forced to miss Tuesday’s win over Rochdale because of a knock to the foot.

Joe Mason was also missing in midweek and while the striker isn’t expected to be sidelined for too long, he is unlikely to face Wycombe Wanderers.

Wycombe Wanderers should recall defender Giles Phillips, who is available again following suspension.

Forward Fred Onyedinma and defeder Jack Grimmer remain on the treatment table, though, and likely won’t make the short trip to Milton Keynes.

OFFICIALS
Darren Handley will take charge of today's match at Stadium MK.

The Lancashire official has refereed 24 games this term, producing 88 yellow cards and eight red cards.

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He last umpired the Dons back in February 2017, booking three players during a 1-0 victory over Oldham Athletic.

The assistant referees are Nicholas Cooper and Matthew Lee while the fourth official Gregory Read.

HEAD TO HEAD
Dons wins: 4
Dons wins at Stadium MK: 2
Last Dons win: 4-3, 26 Nov 2011 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Dons win: 3-1, 16 Dec 2006 (Stadium MK)

Draws: 3
Draws at Stadium MK: 1
Last draw: 1-1, 24 Mar 2012 (Adams Park)

Wycombe wins: 3
Wycombe wins at Stadium MK: 2
Last Wycombe win: 2-1, 12 Nov 2019 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Wycombe win: 3-2, 17 Aug 2019 (Stadium MK)

SKY BET ODDS
Dons win: 6/4
Draw: 21/10
Wycombe win: 7/4

Click HERE for more Sky Bet odds!

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Fleetwood Town v Doncaster Rovers
Ipswich Town v Peterborough United
Oxford United v Blackpool
Portsmouth v Sunderland
Rochdale v Shrewsbury Town
Rotherham United v Burton Albion
Southend United v Lincoln City

FOLLOW IT LIVE
Tickets are priced at £22 adults, £17 seniors and £7 under-18s while under-12s go FREE with an accompanying adult.

To book tickets click HERE, visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. Tickets will be available to buy right up until kick-off from the Box Office.

Can't make today's match? Not to worry, you can listen to live commentary on iFollow MK Dons for just £2.50 - click HERE to purchase a Video Match Pass!

Supporters can also stay in touch with the action via mkdons.com’s Match Centre, which can be accessed by visiting the home page from 1pm.

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 Russell Martin and a player. Highlights will be available three hours after full-time.


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