Town Travel To MK Dons

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 10/03/2009
Huddersfield Town travel to stadium:mk to face Milton Keynes Dons (Wimbledon) for tonight's 7:45pm kick-off. Boss Lee Clark will be searching for a result after conceeding late goals in their last 3 league games. Since the start of February Town have only won one in their last six, picking up 6 points out of a possible 21.Town Travel To MK Dons
MK Dons have drawn their last 3 league games but haven't lost in 6 (3 wins and 3 draws).

The Dons stormed League Two last season under the management of Paul Ince, winning the Johnstone's Paint Trophy along the way. Ince left for Premier League Blackburn Rovers in the summer leaving the Dons to turn to Roberto Di Matteo (Robert Matteo in english).
Currently 3rd in League One back-to-back promotions are possible. Their away form is better than there home form, a plus for Town is that the Dons have only won one in their last four at home.
MK Dons are currently the League's top scorers with 65 goals averaging two goals per game with only conceeding 37 with is second best behind leaders Leicester City.
The Dons have scored 10 goals in the last 5 minutes of games, which had been a thorn in Town's side lately but having said that they have conceeded 12 in the last 5 minutes.

MK Dons beat Town 3-1 at the Galpharm back in August, The then manager Stan Turnip's side was bullied by the Dons and young striker Sam Baldock ran riot.

Town will be without Jim Goodwin through suspension, Danny Cadamateri is injuried so to is Nathan Clark and Anthony Pilkington looks doubtful.

MK Dons captain Dean Lewington is out through suspension, Miguel Angel or Carl Regan are the likeliest candidates to replace the skipper. Jason Pucheon returns from a ban.

Referee for tonight's clash is 23-year old Surrey based Steve Cook. It is his second year of being a Football League referee, Cook has taken charge of two Town games, the first was a 1-0 defeat to Gillingham last season with the second Town winning 1-0 down at Brighton this season. Ironically in both games Cook gave a penalty to Town's opponents.

Sean's One To Watch - Aaron Wilbarham The former Stockport and Hull striker is the Dons top scorer with 13 goals. Wilbarham has scored past Town whilst playing for Hull and Stockport but is yet to score past the Terriers in a Dons shirt.
The big striker will be a handful for the Town defence, I suspect Chris Lucketti will be marking Wilbraham after keeping Clive Platt quiet last week against Colchester but Town's defence this season can't seem to handle targetmen.


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