It wasn’t the start to the season MK Dons would have expected or wanted when manager Russell Martin departed Stadium MK to join Championship side Swansea City, just days before the season began.
The club appointed Liam Manning who immediately took MK Dons on a nine game unbeaten streak in all competitions. Since that run
The Dons have struggled to remain consistent in their form but still find themselves in the play-off positions and four points from the automatics.
In the Papa John’s Trophy they defeated fellow League One side, Burton Albion 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium. The Dons then beat high-flying Wycombe Wanderers 2-1 at Stadium MK.
Top spot of the group would be decided at Stadium MK when The Dons hosted Aston Villa’s U21 side. Both teams had maximum points after their first two games
and after a action packed 90 minutes, Aston Villa came out 4-2 victors to secure themselves a home tie in the next round of the competition.
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Milton Keynes’ star man this season has been 22-year-old, Scott Twine.
The winger has scored nine goals and assisted six in the league this campaign. That is better than his impressive total he achieved at Swindon Town last season where he scored seven and assisted three, which couldn’t keep them in the division.
With Twine likely to be rested for the start of this game however, MK Dons will be looking at Troy Parrot to step up to the mark.