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11 August 2017

Sky Bet League One actioTown travel to Wimbledon on Saturday

Following Tuesdays defeat at Nottingham Forest, we dip our toes back into the League One pond by visiting AFC Wimbledon. The London club drew their opening day away clash at Scunthorpe but were also forced to concentrate on the league after a 3-1 home defeat by Brentford.

The Manager
Neil Ardly is Wimbledon through and through. He started his career as a youth player, played for them for over a decade and has been in charge of the club since 2012. When he took control of the playing side they were in League Two and he guided them to the third tier of English football and kept them there when many had written them off.

Top Scorer
Last seasons top scorer Lyle Taylor has yet to score this season but he was on the mark fourteen times last season in all competitions. He started his footballing life as a trainee with Millwall and in total he's played for ten clubs, which is quite a few for a twenty seven year old but many were loan moves. He's certainly found a natural home in Wimbledon with 37 goals in well under 100 games for the real Dons in all competitions.

Charles Breakspear from Surrey. Games this season: 2. Yellow cards: 10. Red cards: 1.
Assistants: Grant Taylor and Stuart Butler
Fourth official: Nigel Lugg

Team News
As you may have already read, Bryn Morris is out for six weeks after suffering a.  He Joins Joe Riley in the absent column although Riley should be back sooner as he's recently started light training.

Wimbledon will give late fitness tests to midfielders Jimmy Abdou and Liam Trotter.

I would happily take a draw for this one to be honest, Wimbledon are usually a hard team to play, especially at home and they're looking for their first home win of the season after a midweek defeat in the cup. I think we have enough to win the game especially if Abdou and Trotter are ruled out but I also think Wimbledon will have enough with them too so a point and an unbeaten league record to take into next weeks home game against Rochdale would be good enough for me.

AFC Wimbledon 2-2 Shrewsbury Town


Marcus Braddock

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