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MATCH PREVIEW: MK DONS (A)

18 September 2020

The Imps are back in Sky Bet League One action this weekend as they travel to MK Dons for their second league game of the season.

Michael Appleton's side have started the season well securing a place in the Carabao Cup Third Round with a 5-0 win over Bradford City earlier this week.

Lincoln's opening Sky Bet League One fixture saw the Imps come out on top with a 2-0 victory at LNER Stadium when they faced last season's play-off finalists Oxford United.

Supporters can watch all the action LIVE this weekend with a WeAreImps iFollow match pass, available to purchase HERE.

Opposition Manager's Comments

Russell Martin spoke to press earlier in the week ahead of his side's clash against The Imps at Stadium:MK on Saturday. The former Norwich defender is pleased to welcome back a number of players who were recently out through injury.

"Richard Keogh is back in with the group training again, not full contact so we're still managing him but it's really good to see him on the pitch," said the MK Boss.

"George Williams is back with the squad so he'll need some minutes on the pitch. We've got a game arranged in the next few weeks for the guys who have missed some games, which will be good for them.

"Ben Gladwin is back and ready to be involved on Saturday. Kieran is coming on quicker than expected, he's out of his brace and is moving well and has started his rehab. Louis Thompson is out on the grass running also, and will be back training next week. It's really positive news."

Russell went on to discuss squad depth: "Every manager talks about strength in depth and it does make it harder in terms of squad selection but what it creates is competition in training and togetherness in terms of their standards too.

"I'm looking forward to having everyone back. You're always going to get injuries during a season, that's why you need the depth, and when you see how busy the schedule is as well."

Martin finished by talking about the way his side have setup recently: "I'm really enjoying the formation we are playing with, it enables us to get lads further up the pitch.

"We are working things out as indivudals but we will do and try things in the final third because we are so structured in the build up. We practice a lot of things in training, Regan Poole is currently playing wingback and that really suits him, he is calm in possesion."

Opposition 

The Dons have recruited a number of players over the summer with Daniel Harvie being first to arrive from Ayr United. The left-back has been capped at Scotland Youth level and made his league debut in a 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers.

Russell Martin also dived into the free agent market bringing Ben Gladwin, Scott Fraser and Richard Keogh to the club. 
 
Gladwin was most recently with Blackburn Rovers following spells with Swindon Town and QPR. Fraser joins the club from Burton Albion where he scored 11 league goals in 72 appearances. 
 
Keogh brings a wealth of experience to the MK back line following a seven year spell with Derby County which saw the defender make 316 league appearances. The 34-year-old won Derby County's Player of the Season award twice, whilst also making 26 international appearances for Ireland.
 
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