A tantalising first hat trick of wins since 2013 is within Huddersfield Town’s grasp - but MK Dons will be desperate to dampen spirits.

The last time Town kept three clean sheets in a row was back in March and April 2011, when Lee Clark’s side blanked out five opponents running.

The wins over Nottingham Forest (2-0) and Wolves (1-0) have boosted morale.

Now it’s a quick turnaround for tonight’s trip to MK Dons.

Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson
Milton Keynes Dons manager Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson’s side have won only one of their last five Championship fixtures.

They kick off in 21st position, one place and five points above the drop zone.

That one recent victory was impressive, 1-0 at promotion-chasing Derby County.

And MK were also unlucky to be denied all three points against Middlesbrough – Town old boy Jordan Rhodes netting an equaliser in stoppage time.

Promoted from League I last summer, Robinson’s side will be looking to consolidate their second-tier status.

They have looked for home comforts throughout 2015-16 and have a much stronger record on their own turf than on the road.

Six of their eight Championship wins have come in front of their own fans.

MK have struggled for goals on all grounds this season and have the lowest total in the Championship, 25 in 32 games.

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They have found it hard to create opportunities and have had significantly fewer shots than Town.

MK have also been less effective with them – converting just 9.9% compared with Town’s 13.9%.

They are far stronger in their own penalty area, with an identical record to David Wagner’s Town (44 league goals conceded and eight clean sheets).

But history tells us to expect goals.

Town have scored in every game going back to November, while their record against MK is bright.

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner

They have lost just one of their last 10 meetings, and have scored in all 15 of the previous encounters – at least twice in eight of them.

One of the Dons’ dangermen will be Josh Murphy, on loan from Premier League Norwich City.

With four goals and three assists, he comfortably leads the club chart in terms of attacking impact.

Robinson, like Town boss David Wagner, is a supporter of 4-2-3-1, and Murphy has mainly been deployed on the left of the three in support of lone striker Nicky Maynard, who has three goals and two assists.

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Another to watch is Ben Reeves, who pulls the strings from midfield, and is back from injury.

Matthew Upson and Carl Baker remain on the sidelines.

Unsurprisingly given the form of Murphy, Dons favour their left-hand side for attacking forays.

But they have been weak at defending the flanks, so James Husband, who set up Nahki Wells’ goal against Wolves, could have significant joy in the final third.

As opposed to Wolves, who conceded the majority of the ball and set up to defend in numbers, Robinson’s men are used to having the edge in possession – 53% on average, with a pass success rate of 74.9%.

A side who enjoy playing with the ball to feet, they favour short passing and seek to retain and recycle in midfield.

While they are unafraid to take a shot from range – 51% of efforts have been from outside the penalty area – they have found it tricky to close down opponents, and have faced 21 more shots on target than Town.

Defensively, Town have been superb over the past two games while the front line will back themselves to continue to find success in front of goal.

If Town can keep it tight at the back and avoid complacency, they have every chance of prolonging that winning feeling.