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7 October 2022

Shrewsbury Town host MK Dons this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One.

Salop fell to a 2-0 defeat away at Cheltenham Town last Saturday. Sean Long scored in the 45th minute before the break before Alfie May doubled the lead in the 46th minute in the second half to secure the win for Cheltenham.

Meanwhile, MK Dons suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Peterborough United. Goals from Jonson Clarke-Harris and Kwame Poku put Peterborough in front in the first half before Ricky-Jade Jones added a third in the second. There was a late dramatic finish to the game when Daniel Harvie and Matt Smith scored in stoppage time for MK Dons but Peterborough ultimately held out for the win.

On Tuesday night, MK Dons beat West Ham United U21s 2-1 in the EFL Trophy. They took the lead in the 63rd minute with Matthew Dennis scoring for his side before netting his second from the spot in the 75th minute to seal the win at Stadium MK.

There have been 20 meetings between Salop and MK Dons, with Salop winning five of those, losing eight and drawing on seven occasions.

When the sides last met, in April this year, MK Dons won the fixture 2-0 at Stadium MK in the league. The reverse fixture finished 1-0 to Shrewsbury in October 2021.

Name: MK Dons

Stadium: Stadium MK

Founded: 2004 (18 years ago)

Chairman: Pete Winkelman

Manager: Liam Manning

Record League win: 7-0 vs Oldham Athletic, League One, 20th December 2014.

Record League loss: 0-5, most recent: vs Burnley, Championship, 12th January 2016.

Highest League Finish: 23rd, Championship, 2015/2016.

One to watch: Will Grigg

31-year-old Will Grigg has scored three times this season in nine appearances for his side. It was a penalty from Grigg that secured MK Don’s last win in the league, a 2-1 victory away at Oxford United. The Northern Ireland international was previously signed with Sunderland, whom he joined in January 2019. He then joined MK Dons on loan for a second time in February 2021 before moving to Rotherham United on loan in August 2021. Grigg then joined for his third spell with MK Dons in July this year, signing on a permanent basis this time.

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