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23 January 2023

Shrewsbury Town make the trip to Stadium MK Tuesday night to take on MK Dons in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Salop recorded ran out 5-1 winners at home against Cambridge United on Saturday in another emphatic victory for Steve Cotterill’s side. Captain Luke Leahy opened the scoring 33 minutes into the game through a penalty, before Jordan Shipley made it two in first-half stoppage time. The third came through Matthew Pennington in the 57th minute, but Cambridge pulled one back through Joe Ironside in the 69th minute to make it 3-1. Just two minutes later though, Salop scored their fourth with Christian Saydee getting on the scoresheet. Finally, Luke Leahy made it five in the 91st minute to round off the fine display at Montgomery Waters Meadow.

MK Dons were 2-1 winners in their game away at Forest Green Rovers last Saturday. It was the hosts who took the lead though with Myles Peart-Harris scoring in the 29th minute. Two minutes before the end of the first half, the visitors would make it 1-1 through Mo Eisa. The game would be turned around quickly after the interval when Eisa scored his second after 51 minutes to secure a valuable away win for his side.

There have been a total of 21 meetings between Salop and MK Dons, with Salop winning six of those, losing eight and drawing on seven occasions. When the sides met in October last year, Shrewsbury were 2-1 winners at home.

Name: MK Dons

Stadium: Stadium MK

Founded: 21st June 2004

Chairman: Pete Winkelman

Manager: Mark Jackson

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

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

Highest league finish: 23rd, Championship, 2015/2016 season.

One to watch: Will Grigg

31-year-old Will Grigg has found the net seven times this season, with five of those coming in the league and one each in the EFL trophy and the FA Cup. 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 last year, signing on a permanent basis this time.

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