LIAM DICKINSON is aiming to help Town beat MK Dons – both with goals and his knowledge of Saturday’s visitors.
The 22-year-old loan signing from Derby County is hoping to get the nod as Stan Ternent’s side, seek a first League I win.
Striker Dickinson twice played against MK for Stockport last season, with both sides being promoted.
“We won 2-0 there early on, but they beat us 3-2 at our place,” recalled Dickinson, who grabbed one of his 21 goals in the Edgeley Park defeat.
“They were a strong, hard-working side who were well organised, and while their manager has changed (Roberto Di Matteo for Paul Ince), much of the squad is the same.
“They’ll want to compete, and their confidence will have been boosted by beating Northampton.”
Dickinson, sold to Derby for £750,000 in July, hasn’t played competitively since scoring for Stockport in their 3-2 Wembley play-off final win over Rochdale, and he’s desperate to play on Saturday.
“It’s been frustrating, but myfitness levels are good,” added the man whose arrival came 24 hours after that of midfielder Ian Craney from Accrington Stanley.
“I did a whole pre-season at Derby and played in quite a few of their friendlies, so I’m raring to go. The lads at Town have been great since I arrived, and having trained with them since Tuesday, I feel I’ve settled in fast.
“There’s plenty of banter, which suits me fine, but when the sessions get under way, the players are all deadly serious.
“They desperately want success in League I this season, and I’ll be doing all I can to help achieve that.”