Right, this is it. The season starts here, and it couldn’t be any tougher. MK Dons visit the Abbey fresh from finishing third last time out, but without Scott Twine and Harry Darling. Our record against the Dons is frankly, dreadful, so here’s a chance to put that right.
Expected Line-Up: It’s early doors so we’re not 100% how we’ll line up. Dimi Mitov has recovered from an injury so is sure to start in goal, and from pre-season it looks like a centre back pairing of Jones and Okedina is Bonner’s preferred duo. Midfield picks itself, but the attacking places are still up for grabs.
Mitov, Williams, Jones, Okedina, Haunstrup, Digby, May, Brophy, Smith, Knibbs, Ironside
Who’s In The Dugout? Liam Manning has been at MK Dons for about a year, and like our own Mark Bonner is a highly regarded young manager. He’s a little older than Bonz, by three months.
Who’s Their Player To Watch? Numerous. Josh McEachran, former Chelsea prospect; Mo Eisa, shite at B*ro, and Will Grigg, still on fire and terrifying defences to this day.
What’s Their Recent Form Like? Too early to say.
Any Ex-United Players? Now Hiram Boateng and Harry Darling have left, the sole ex-U is Bradley Johnson, who made one appearance back in 2004-05.
Last Time Out: U’s 0-1 MK Dons, 11 March 2022
A Warren O’Hora goal was the difference in this encounter from last season.
UTAS versus: A new feature in our match previews where one of the UTAS team goes up against a special guest to predict the outcome of the game. One point for getting the outcome correct, 3 points for getting the score correct. This week it’s MK Dons fan AlfieD from MKDSA.
UTAS: 2-1 United
Season Total: UTAS 0 points, Guests 0 points
A Matchday Album To Listen To: Jamie T – The Theory of Whatever
Wimbledon’s finest (what, you thought we’d go through a whole MK Dons Match preview without mentioning them?) returns after a five years with thirteen new tracks paying tribute to his home city.
From The Archive: Let’s face it, our record against MK Dons is abysmal. Four games, four defeats, twelve goals conceded and only one scored, so whatever we put here isn’t going to be pretty. Here’s a 1-0 home defeat from October 2018.