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Preview: Milton Keynes Dons (H)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Milton Keynes Dons

30 August 2019

Match Previews

Preview: Milton Keynes Dons (H)

All the important information ahead of Stanley's clash with Milton Keynes Dons

30 August 2019

Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman will be hoping his side can secure their first victory of the 2019/20 season when Paul Tisdale brings his Milton Keynes Dons side to the Wham Stadium on Saturday 31st August, 3pm kick-off.

Stanley's league campaign has so far consisted of one draw and three defeats, including last weekend's 2-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town in which key player Sean McConville was shown a straight red card for an altercation with Ched Evans.

The Dons have recorded two wins and two losses in Sky Bet League One, with the club also securing a Carabao Cup tie with Liverpool, following an impressive 4-1 victory over Southend United in Round Two.

Tisdale has been in charge of the club since the summer of 2018 after 12 years in charge of Exeter City, and he led Milton Keynes to promotion back to the third tier at the first attempt.

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The Dons currently occupy 15th place in the table, six places above Stanley in 21st.

Stanley are yet to win against Milton Keynes with the last game between the two sides seeing the Reds lose 1-0 in March 2008.

Milton Keynes Dons Line-up Against Southend United (3-4-1-2)

GK: Stuart Moore
CB: Regan Poole
CB: Russell Martin
CB: Joe Walsh
RM: Callum Brittain
CM: Alex Gilbey
CM: David Kasumu
LM: Dean Lewington
CAM: Rhys Healey
ST: Jordan Bowery
ST: Kieran Agard

Key Players

Regan Poole - Poole was a member of the Cardiff City Academy before joining the Newport County Academy as a scholar in June 2014. A move to Manchester United followed 15 months later, with the centre-back making just the one appearance for The Red Devils. The 21-year-old had loan spells with Northampton Town and Newport during his time at Old Trafford, before leaving permanently to join Milton Keynes Dons this summer on a free transfer.

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Hiram Boateng - Boateng began his football career with Crystal Palace where he went out on multiple loan spells, before joining Exeter City permanently in August 2017. The 23-year-old made 76 appearances for The Grecians and provided 16 assists for the club during that time. The midfielder joined Milton Keynes Dons in the summer of 2019 and he has so far made five appearances for the club, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

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Kieran Agard - Agard joined Milton Keynes Dons from Bristol City in August 2016, having scored 17 goals in 73 appearances for The Robins. Since joining The Dons, the 29-year-old has grabbed 44 goals and provided 14 assists in 146 appearances. The striker played a pivotal role in the club's promotion back to the third tier as he found the net on 20 occasions in Sky Bet League Two during the 2018/19 season.

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Team News - Milton Keynes Dons

Conor McGrandles is expected to miss out after picking up a knock against Peterborough United, and Ben Reeves, Jordan Moore-Taylor and Joe Mason are all still out with injuries.

Team News - Stanley

Stanley's Offrande Zanzala is expected to miss out after tweaking his hamstring, with fellow striker Courtney Baker-Richardson also unavailable through injury.

Midfielder Sean McConville will also be unavailable for selection following his red card for an altercation with Ched Evans in the 2-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town.


Tickets for the match at the Wham Stadium are still on sale and will be available right up until kick-off tomorrow afternoon.


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