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Match preview: AFC Wimbledon (H)

24 September 2021

Match Previews

Match preview: AFC Wimbledon (H)

24 September 2021

Take a look at Town's match preview ahead of AFC Wimbledon's visit to Montgomery Waters Meadow.

Shrewsbury Town are back in Sky Bet League One action this weekend, looking to build on their 1-1 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday last time out. AFC Wimbledon are this week’s visitors to the Montgomery Waters Meadow, with the Dons enjoying a great start to their league campaign. Mark Robinson’s side currently sit seventh in the league table and are so far enjoying their first season back in front of a packed-out Plough Lane since their move back to the ground at the beginning of last season.

As previously mentioned, Robinson’s side have made an excellent start to their league campaign and seem to be a much-improved side to the one that finished 20th in the league last season, just one place above the relegation zone. The Dons have so far only lost two of their opening eight league games this season, at the hands of promotion candidates Sunderland and Plymouth Argyle, the latter who they lost to last weekend 1-0. Salop also lost to the latter side back in August when Argyle walked away from the Montgomery Waters Meadow Meadow 3-0 winners on the day. Impressive wins against Portsmouth, Oxford United and Morecambe which saw a 95th-minute winner from Ayoub Assal has seen the London-based side put any early relegation fears to bed.

While Salop have had a whole week to prepare for this fixture, the Dons only have three days to prepare for the game as they come into this one on the back of their midweek defeat in the Carabao Cup away to Arsenal.  evening.

Name: AFC Wimbledon

Re-founded: 2002 (19 Years Ago)

Chairman/Owner: Joe Palmer

Biggest Win: 9-0 vs Slough Town, Isthmian League Premier Division, 2007.

Biggest Defeat: 5-0 vs York City, Conference Premier, 2010.

Highest League Finish: 15th, Sky Bet League One, 2015/16

One to Watch: Jack Rudoni

Having come through the club’s academy, Jack Rudoni made his first-team debut back in 2019/20 season and went on to make 11 appearances that season. Rudoni really broke onto the scene last season making 39 league appearances and scoring four goals along the way. The beginning of this season has seen Rudoni take his game to another level once again. He’s already scored three goals and provided one assist in eight appearances. He is currently Wimbledon’s top goal scorer this season.

Having missed the last two league games with a muscle injury, the 20-year-old made his comeback midweek, in the Carabao Cup fixture against Arsenal. He will be keen to kick on in the league where he left off before his injury and Salop will have a big task ahead of them if they’re to keep him quiet on Saturday afternoon.


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