Match Preview: Cambridge Utd vs MK Dons

United will be looking to bounce back following last weekend’s heavy defeat as they host promotion chasing MK Dons at the Abbey Stadium…

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Saturday afternoon’s Sky Bet League One clash kicks-off at 3.00pm (GMT), with tickets still available for fans to buy.

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Opposition Watch

Having seen off Sunderland, Charlton, Bolton, Rotherham, and Cheltenham before last weekend’s draw with Wigan Athletic, Liam Manning’s MK Dons head to the Abbey Stadium on Saturday in high spirits and will be aiming to move into automatic promotion contention with a win.

Former U Harry Darling salvaged a dramatic point against promotion rivals Wigan Athletic last weekend, arriving late into the area to head home Scott Twine’s 88th minute corner, after the whites had fallen a goal behind to Tom Naylor’s 58th minute goal, as 2nd and 3rd clashed at Stadium:MK.

Many were shocked to see supposedly Championship-bound Scott Twine sign for MK Dons in the summer following an impressive campaign last time out at both Newport and relegated Swindon, and the winger is certainly proving once again this season why he had second tier suitors throughout the summer.

The 22-year-old has contributed to 24 goals (14G, 10A) in 36 League One starts at Stadium MK and will no doubt be key if Liam Mannion’s side are to overcome the U’s again this weekend.

Cambridge United form: WLLDL
MK Dons form: WWWWD

United head into Saturday’s fixture looking for a response following last weekend’s heavy defeat at Hillsborough, Saido Berahino’s 17-minute hattrick, coupled with goals from Barry Bannan, George Byers and a Lloyd Jones own goal condemned United to a 6-0 defeat, their heaviest of the season.

Despite last weekend’s hiccup, United are currently enjoying a six-game unbeaten run at the Abbey Stadium in League One, having not tasted defeat on home turf since league leaders Rotherham United sealed a 1-0 win mid-way through December.


Liam Manning’s side make the 47-mile trip to the Abbey this afternoon boasting a 100 per-cent record over the U’s. Winning on all three occasions both sides have met. Milton Keynes have only ever faced United at the Abbey once, winning 1-0 thanks to Chuks Aneke’s goal en route to their eventual promotion from the fourth tier in 2018.

The Buckinghamshire based club will be aiming to be promoted to the second tier of English football for the first time since 2015 and would certainly take a repeat of the reverse fixture at Stadium:MK, whereby braces from Scott Twine and Max Watters succumbed the U’s to a 4-1 defeat in November.

Quick Quotes

MK Dons’ assistant head coach Chriss Hogg ahead of this weekend’s fixture:

“It’s another good challenge for us and another one which we should be looking forward to going and playing.

“It’ll be a tough challenge. It’s a tough place to go and a tight pitch but if we focus on what we have done in the last several months around producing good performances, then hopefully the result will follow.”

U’s head coach Mark Bonner is looking forward to this weekend’s clash at the Abbey:

“You’ve got to give a lot of credit to Liam, he’s inherited someone else’s team on the eve of the new season, and he’s hit the ground running. That’s a huge challenge to do that, especially as it’s his first season managing in England.

“I’ve been so impressed with them, I was when we played them earlier in the season and I’m expecting another really tough game this weekend.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how competitive against one of the best teams in the division.”


Having sent off Zak Jules in his last outing, as Sunderland ran out 3-1 winners over Fleetwood a fortnight ago, Samuel Barrott will head up this weekend’s fixture at the Abbey Stadium.

Barrott will be joined by assistants Ollie Williams and Paul Lister, with Adrian Tranter overseeing the game as fourth official.