Bonner is reaching for the Aspirin this morning as he has a selection headache after a decent performance by a second string U’s side at Doncaster. It’s going to be a hard one to call the line up on this one, as Digby and May return from suspension, and Dimi Mitov might be back after serving a mandatory concussion sit-out.
Up front we’re hoping Ironside returns to the XI, but whether he does as a lone striker or as part of a front two (or three) is still up for discussion. Let’s assume Mitov isn’t back just yet, so Tomos Holy starts in front of the usual defence. In midfield, Digby will return, as does Hoolahan, but Jensen Weir should keep his place. We think Brophy could be for the chop after a disappointing game at Doncaster, but Bonner isn’t always so quick to change. In short… who knows?
Expected U’s Line-Up: Holy, Williams, Jones, Masterson, Iredale, Digby, Weir, Hoolahan, Tracey, Dunk, Ironside
Who’s Their Player To Watch? Luke McCormick was at Chelsea from the age of six until he was released last year. He has played ten times for AFC, scoring twice, one of which won the goal of the month award last season.
Who’s In The Dugout? Similar to our own Bonz, Mark Robinson has been at AFC for years in a coaching position before becoming manager in January 2021.
What’s Their Recent Form Like? One win in the last five, they sit one point and two places above the U’s
Any Ex-United Players? None, but Kwesi Appiah spent three seasons there after leaving us, and we don’t need any excuse to mention him, do we?
Last Time Out: U’s 1-4 AFC Wimbledon, January 2 2016
Luke Berry was bloody good wasn’t he? His header the only highlight of a big defeat at the Abbey back in 2016
From The Archive: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 U’s, November 29 2014
Like we needed any excuse to show Kwesi Appiah and Liam Hughes scoring for the U’s…
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