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Preview: Fleetwood Town v MK Dons

7 February 2022

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Fleetwood Town face MK Dons on Tuesday 8 February at Highbury in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Fleetwood Town v MK Dons

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Stephen Crainey’s men go into the MK game after three consecutive draws, with the latest being a 1-1 draw against Shrewsbury Town on Saturday afternoon at the Montgomery Waters Meadow.

The Cods took the lead in that game after Anthony Pilkington rose highest to get on the end of Callum Johnson’s cross, but a penalty right after the second half started saw the home side pull it back to level terms, with Luke Leahy converting the spot-kick.

Before that, it was midfielder Wes Hoolahan who opened the scoring in the Cambridge United clash at home as he netter directly from a corner, with Paddy Lane’s curling effort from distance levelling things up for Fleetwood late on meaning the two sides share the spoils.

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MK DONS

Milton Keynes Dons are flying high in League One at the moment as they find themselves one place outside the automatic promotions spots, with their last result being a 2-1 win over Lincoln City.

When they hosted the Imps, John Marquis put them behind eight minutes into the game, but Harry Darling levelled the score line up in the 29th minute to take the sides in the break drawing. They found a winner soon after the restart as Warren O’Hora added a second, which was enough on the afternoon.

It was two 1-0 wins before that over Burton Albion and Wycombe Wanderers respectively, as Scott Twine netted seconds from the end in the Brewers clash and the same forward scored 13 minutes in against the Chairboys.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS

Fixture: MK Dons 3-3 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 28 September 2021

Venue: Keepmoat Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 1-1 MK Dons

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 1 May 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: MK Dons 3-1 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 19 January 2021

Venue: Keepmoat Stadium

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

MK Dons

H2H results

2

3

5

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: STEPHEN CRAINEY

Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the press after Saturday’s draw with Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“We’re looking forward to the game on Tuesday, MK Dons are a good side and so are we at the same time. We’ve picked up draws in the last three games so hopefully we can start turning these draws into wins next time out.

“They like to get the ball down on the floor, as we do, so I’m sure it’s going to be a good spectacle and hopefully we can come out on top. There are selection headaches; we will assess MK Dons to see what their strengths and weaknesses are and pick a team off the back of that.

“With the game schedule in League One, you have to have competition for places to freshen up the group and we’ll look to do that on Tuesday. Three games in a week is tough going and we’ve got a squad capable to deal with that now.”

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