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Big Match Preview: Boro v MK Dons

22 November 2018

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Get the lowdown ahead of Saturday’s game…

  • Key Matchday Info… 

For all the vital information on ticketing, parking, opening times, matchday events and everything else in-between, take a read of our What’s On guide.

  • Onto the game…

Since the high of victory against Oldham last time at home, Dino Maamria’s men have since suffered three defeats on the bounce, albeit in three different competitions and all on the road.

Stevenage will hope to put the 4-0 loss away at Bury last Saturday behind them as soon as possible, with a home win against local rivals the perfect opportunity to do so.

Stevenage find themselves sat in 9th place, just two points outside the play-off places. A win could see Boro thrust right back into the mix ahead of a gruelling Christmas schedule.

Milton Keynes have been flying this season and finally jumped ahead of Lincoln City to reach top last weekend. Since relegation back to League Two, The Dons boast an impressive record of ten wins and only one defeat in the league, which came away at promotion rivals Lincoln City two months ago.

Currently on a 10 game unbeaten run, MK have the second best away record in the league with four wins, four draws and just one defeat.

Despite their good league form, Paul Tisdale’s side have had less success in the Cup competitions, fallen at the first hurdle of the FA Cup and EFL Trophy.

  • Team News...

Dino Maamria has a number of injury concerns following a busy couple of weeks in the treatment room.

Danny Newton, Luther James-Wildin and Ben Kennedy are all doubts for the clash whilst there is more positive news for Steve Seddon and Ben Nugent who are both back fit.

Kurtis Guthrie will be serving the first of a three game ban following his dismissal at Bury last Saturday.

  • One to Watch…

  • Officials…

Referee - Brett Huxtable

Assistant Referee 1 - Andrew Williams

Assistant Referee 2 - Paul Yates

Fourth Official - Michael Webb

  • Form Guide…

  • View from the camp… 

"I am excited for the fans more than anything else, I think we all are," Dino Maamria said when discussing the weekend's game.

"Our last home game had a fantastic finish to it, we were 2-1 down and we turned it around in ten minutes to win 3-2.

"It was a fantastic finish to the game, an emphatic victory and I think it was one that everyone in Stevenage would remember and hopefully they will come back in their numbers. As I said, the game doesn’t need any publicity because it is a huge game, not just a local derby." 

  • Previous meetings… 

  • Online coverage…

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