TOWN will be hoping that they can beat the late goal hoodoo at StadiumMK tonight – but the omens are anything but good.
The Buckinghamshire side are particularly potent in the closing minutes of games this season. Between the 85th and 90th minute they have bagged 10 goals this season and they have a good record for netting in the second half of games.
Dons boss Roberto Di Matteo has loan signing from Plymouth Jason Puncheon available again after suspension – he missed the 1-1 draw at relegation threatened Swindon Town.
The Dons will be without skipper Dean Lewington as the defender was red-carded at the weekend and Carl Regan is expected to step in.
Town continue without the services of their injured quartet, striker Danny Cadamarteri, centre back Nathan Clarke, keeper Matt Glennon and Malvin Kamara, and midfielder Jim Goodwin is serving the second game of a two-match ban after totting up 10 yellow cards.
Anthony Pilkington was a late fitness doubt after picking up an ankle injury in Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Millwall and, after four appearances from the bench, veteran striker Andy Booth may be in line for a call to the starting line-up.