It’s Family Fun Day, and the Dons will be looking to make it four unbeaten at home when Stockport County visit MK1.
After last week’s draw against table topping Notts County the Dons dropped to fourth but still kept pace with the top three and are only two points off top spot as the table really begins to take shape.
Last League Game
In a very entertaining game made better by the visitors attacking attitude the Dons took a point from what many might agree was probably the best footballing team in the division. Harvie bagged his third of the season but Notts County pushed forward and grabbed a deserved equaliser.
Stockport followed Colchesters order of playing Dons, saving the best till last. Last week, the Hatters played AFC, and ex Don Louie Barrie did MK proud with a goal and assist. County have had a slow start after their playoff defeat and last time out was only their second win.
Dons 4th Stockport 17th
The Dons are likely to have a few more available to choose from after a full weeks training as there was no midweek game.
The defence should be fairly stable but its clear the Dons don’t tick as well in the middle when MJ isn’t playing alongside Gilbs. It’s possible he could feature at some point as it’s expected he’ll be eased back into the side.
It’s the strikers that are our biggest quandary. It’s believed Dennis is not fit enough yet, so it’s any two from four. It wouldn’t surprise many to see Max Dean start and possibly be partnered with Harrison. Leaving Eisa and Leko for later.
Expect Stockport to be well organised but not quite as attacking as Notts County were from the start. They are more likely to dig in and try to build as the game goes on.
The Dons Line-Up
MacGillivray, Norman, Tucker, O’Hora, Smith, Harvie, Williams, Gilbey, Robson, Dean, Harrison
Bench : Kelly, Lewington, Eisa, Leko, Tomlinson, Payne, Stewart
Dons 2 Stockport 1