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MATCH PREVIEW: MK DONS (H)

8 August 2016

Warren Feeney’s men turn their attention to the first round of the league cup to face an MK Dons side who enjoyed victory against Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Looking at the visitors

MK Dons enjoyed victory in the first game of the season after Daniel Powell’s goal was enough to see them overcome Shrewsbury away from home. They control large portions of the game finishing up with 59% of the possession and a third of their total shots finished on target. They currently sit in 8th place in League 1 and will be hoping to keep their early momentum going against County as they look ahead to a game against early league leaders Millwall on Saturday.


Form Guide (including pre-season)

Newport County – DWLWL LL     

MK Dons – DLDWDL L L LW 

   

Upcoming Milestones

Jon Parkin – 4 goals for 175 career goals

Lenell John-Lewis – 1 goal for 50 career goals

Tom Owen-Evans – 5 appearance for 25 career appearances


Previous Milestones

Jennison Myrie-Williams v Mansfield Town was his 300th career appearance

Scott Bennett v Mansfield Town was his 175th career appearance


MK Dons’ record against County

No previous meetings


Last Time Out

A late goal denied Newport County a point on the opening day of the season after twice coming from a goal behind to equalise against Mansfield Town, it was the visitors who took all three points as the game entered added time. There were plenty of encouraging signs for Warren Feeney in the first competitive game of the season though and the possibility of a Premiership side in the second round of the cup is a mouth-watering prospect for the Exiles.


The Man in Charge

Oliver Langford is in charge of this fixture with his assistants Mark Russell and Steven Meredith, the fourth official is Adam Nunn. Langford is yet to referee a game this season however he is an experienced official having been on the list since 2007. He took charge of Newport’s 3-0 home defeat to Crawley Town last season as well as the 2-0 home defeat to Bury in the 2014/15 season. In the 2013/14 season he refereed the 0-0 away draw with Plymouth Argyle and the 3-2 home victory over Oxford United. He has also taken charge of seven MK Dons fixtures. In the 292 games of his career he has handed out 674 yellow cards at an average of 2.3 per game and 45 red cards.


Around the Cup (all times Tuesday 7:45 unless stated)

Accrington Stanley v Bradford City

Barnet v Millwall (Tuesday 8pm)

Barnsley v Northampton Town

Birmingham City v Oxford United

Blackpool v Bolton Wanderers

Brighton and Hove Albion v Colchester United

Bristol Rovers v Cardiff City (Thursday 7:45pm)

Burton Albion v Bury (Wednesday 7:30pm)

Cambridge United v Sheffield Wednesday

Carlisle United v Port Vale

Cheltenham Town v Charlton Athletic

Coventry City v Portsmouth

Derby County v Grimsby Town

Doncaster Rovers v Nottingham Forest

Exeter City v Brentford

Fleetwood Town v Leeds United (Wednesday 7:45pm)

Ipswich Town v Stevenage

Leyton Orient v Fulham

Luton Town v Aston Villa (Wednesday 7:45pm)

Mansfield Town v Blackburn Rovers

Oldham Athletic v Wigan Athletic 

Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon

Preston North End v Hartlepool United

Queens Park Rangers v Swindon Town (Wednesday 7:45pm)

Reading v Plymouth Argyle (Tuesday 8pm)

Rochdale v Chesterfield

Rotherham v Morecambe

Scunthorpe United v Notts County

Sheffield United v Crewe Alexandra

Shrewsbury Town v Huddersfield Town

Southend United v Gillingham

Walsall v Yeovil Town

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Crawley Town

Wycombe Wanderers v Bristol City



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