A Disaster. That’s all last Saturday can be described as (without swearing). Tuesday night offers another test – this time it’s Paul Ince’s Buckinghamshire side.
Talking to the official STFC website Danny Wilson has said that…
‘Overall the team performances haven’t been bad at all and Tuesday night at MK Dons presents an opportunity to get back on track… I am a very realistic person and I’m not going to get too disappointed because we have a talented group of players here.’
MILTON KEYNES DONS Team News:
Sean O’Hanlon is continuing his road to recovery after a long time out injured. He should on the bench. Sam Baldock should miss out.
MK Dons side that beat Orient 1-0 last Saturday.
Willy Gueret, Dean Lewington, James Tunnicliffe (O’Hanlon 88′), Dan Woodards, David McCracken, Peter Leven, Luke Chadwick (Dean Morgan 84′), Mark Carrington, Mark Randall, Jermaine Easter (Jude Stirling 89′), Aaron Wilbraham.
Subs not used: Mattias Doumbe, Sol Davis, Luke Howell, Stuart Searle.
Player to watch: MARK RANDALL
The young Arsenal loanee has alot of buzz around him and has been in Arsene Wenger’s thoughts.
It’ll be interesting to see whether he has what it takes.
SWINDON TOWN Team News:
Paul Ince is expected to keep faith in the side that beat Leyton Orient.
Player to watch: JON-PAUL McGOVERN
The Scottish midfielder returns to his former club on Tuesday night where he will make his 100th league appeared for the Robins. He will be hoping to make it one to remember.
Match Facts & Stats
Since Milton Keynes formed in 2004, the two sides have met 10 times in all competitions. Town have 5 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses.
15/08/09: STFC 0-0 MKD
STFC: Lucas, Lescinel, Greer, Morrison, Amankwaah, McNamee, Timlin (O’Brien 65′), Douglas, McGovern, Macklin (Obadeyi 53′), Paynter.
MKD: Gueret, Lewington (Powell 45′), Doumbe (Davis 45′), McCracken, Woodards (Ibehre 56′), Gleeson, Puncheon, Howell, Chadwick, Easter, Johnson.
11/08/09: MKD 1-4 STFC (Carling Cup)
S: McGovern 41′
M: Easter 43′ penalty
S: Paynter 56′
S: Paynter 72′
S: McCracken 74′ own goal
07/03/09: STFC 1-1 MKD
S: Paynter 18′
M: Wilbraham 27′
30/08/08: MKD 1-2 STFC
S: Paynter 52′
M: Stirling 65′
S: Cox 90′ penalty
01/01/07: MKD 0-1 STFC
12/09/06: STFC 2-1 MKD
M: McGovern 17′
S: Jack Smith 45′ penalty
S: Evans 56′ penalty
15/04/06: STFC 0-1 MKD
M: Platt 65′
01/10/05: MKD 3-1 STFC
S: Fallon 7′
M: Kamara 49′
M: Edds 77′
M: McLeod 81′
25/03/05: MKD 1-1 STFC
M: Small 14′
S: Grant Smith 43′
14/08/04: STFC 2-1 MKD
S: Parkin 23′
M: Smart 42′
S: Howard 63′
Played for Both Clubs:
Town midfielder Jon-Paul McGovern is set to play his 100th league game for Swindon against his former club.
Dons manager Paul Ince played a couple of times for Swindon, which included winning a penalty against the Dons in 2006. While current Town boss Danny Wilson managed the Dons between 2004 and 2006.
Former Town captain Sean O’Hanlon has become a firm favourite at Stadium:MK.
Others include Gareth Edds, Albert Jarrett, Junior Lewis and Paul Mitchell.
Referee: James J. Linington
Last Town Fixture:
Aldershot 2-2 Swindon Town (JP Trophy)
2009/10: 22 Games
Y Cards: 46
R Cards: 1 (Lewis Nyatanga: Bristol City)
Wingman #1: N.A. Hair
Wingman #2: R. Kendall
4th Official: W.G. Norcott
Milton Keynes Dons 2-1 Swindon Town
Next Fixtures: Brighton
Town travel to Brighton next Saturday.