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PREVIEW | MK Dons vs Rovers

26 March 2021

Rovers are on the road again this weekend as they travel to face MK Dons in Sky Bet League One.

Andy Butler’s side came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at Gillingham last time out, thanks to goals from Tom Anderson and James Coppinger. 

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MK Dons’ recent form 

Saturday’s opponents have won three of their past six league games stretching back to a 3-2 defeat at Gillingham at the start of March. A difficult start to the month continued when they were beaten 3-0 at Wigan Athletic four days later, before losing 1-0 at home to Blackpool. 

Since that though they have found their form, with a 3-2 win over Accrington Stanley sparking a run of three straight victories. They have beaten both Plymouth Argyle and Burton Albion by 2-1 score-lines in their most recent outings. 

The man in charge 

Russell Martin took over as the Dons’ manager in November 2019 after the departure of Paul Tisdale. The former Peterborough United and Norwich City defender had a spell as a player with the club before taking the managerial role. 

Since taking the job, Martin has been in charge of 70 games, winning 26, drawing 17 and losing 27, giving him an overall win percentage of 37.1%.   

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Ones to watch 

Andrew Surman 

A vastly experienced midfielder, Surman began his career with Southampton and made more than 130 appearances for the club before Wolverhampton Wanderers paid a fee in excess of £1 million for his services in 2009. He spent just a year at Molineux though and after a brief spell with Norwich City he enjoyed the best period of his career with AFC Bournemouth. 

In his first season with the Cherries he helped the club win promotion to the Premier League for the first time in their history. He made almost 150 appearances before signing for MK Dons on a free transfer in November.  

Scott Fraser 

The creative midfielder only signed for the club on the eve of the new season after MK Dons won the race for his signature. Fraser was well coveted after leaving fellow Sky Bet League One side Burton Albion at the end of last season and his addition represented something of a coup for the Dons.   

After beginning his career with Dundee United, the 25-year-old signed for Burton ahead of the 2018/19 campaign and quickly established himself as one of the best players at the club. He scored nine goals and contributed with 14 assists last season. He has continued that form on with his new club throughout the current campaign, scoring 11 goals so far.  

Cameron Jerome 

After making his name with Cardiff City in the EFL, Jerome signed for Birmingham City in the summer of 2006 and continued his impressive goalscoring form while at St. Andrews. He spent five years with the Blues before signing for Stoke City, but made just 15 league starts during his three-year spell at the Britannia.  

It was with Norwich City where he rediscovered his form in front of goal, scoring 38 goals in 93 league starts. He had a spell in Turkey more recently with Goztepe before signing for MK Dons in October. He has hit the ground running since his return to English football, scoring 15 goals in 36 appearances for the Dons. 


Last time out 

The two sides drew 1-1 on the opening day of the 2020/21 campaign at the Keepmoat Stadium in September. Madger Gomes had given Rovers the lead, before Baily Cargill secured a point for the visitors two minutes from time. 

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REPORT | MK Dons 1 Rovers 0

27 March 2021

Rovers suffered a narrow defeat at Stadium MK as Daniel Harvie’s 76th minute goal was the difference.

After a slow start, the game burst into life on the half-hour mark with MK Dons using their possession to full advantage with Harvie and then Will Grigg forcing several top saves from Louis Jones. While substitute Louis Thompson pulled another save from Jones early in the second half.

Rovers were better in the second 45, Brad Halliday’s effort at the near post was saved by Alex Fisher while Harry Darling seemed to appear no where to deny Jason Lokilo and the winger saw another effort saved . Harvie’s effort from the edge of the box wrong-footed the Rovers defence and gave the home side the lead. Harry Darling cleared Tom Anderson's header off the line in the final minute of injury time to ensure Rovers would leave with nothing.

It was a quiet start to the game and with the exception of an effort at goal from 50 yards by Harry Darling which looped high and so wide it was closer to a throw-in than a goal – there’s was little of note from either side.

Rovers worked a half-chance when a sublime cross-field pass by Taylor Richards found James Coppinger – but he couldn’t get the ball to Omar Bogle who was making his way into the box and Bogle harried the Dons defence trying to bully the ball back high up the pitch.

The home side were boasting the majority of possession but struggled to get the final pass right, while Rovers were finding plenty of space on the break but also struggled to play the killer final ball with another through-ball to Coppinger by James thwarted when the no.26 took a heavy touch and couldn’t work the cross, while Brad Halliday’s cross from the right was defended well by Andrew Surman.

On the half-hour mark, the hosts began to make their possession count and Louis Jones was forced into the first save of the afternoon when he got down well to his right to deny a Will Grigg header. The floodgates had opened from a Dons point of view and Jones was kept busy – first he did really well to tip Daniel Harvie’s effort onto the post and got up quickly to deny Grigg from the rebound.

Jones denied Grigg again before half-time – this time getting down to his right to save a shot hit on the spin from close range.  Richards’ skied effort from distance brought the opening 45 minutes to a close.

The second half started as the first had ended with Jones making a save from substitute Louis Thompson with seconds showing on the clock, but it was followed quickly by Rovers’ best chance of the afternoon.

Richards won the ball back high up the pitch, worked it to Bogle who found the run of Lokilo. It took a superb block from Darling to deny him the first time, while the Belgian sent the rebound over the crossbar.

Halliday forced a save from Fisher at his near post after a truly magical ball from John Bostock found Bogle – the striker brought the ball down beautifully and worked it out to the right back on the overlap. At the other end, Jones saved from Grigg again. The man from Northern Ireland got in front of his marker to poke the ball on target.

Bostock had a half-chance when Rovers won a free kick on the edge of the box – he bent it around the wall but also around the post. Fejiri Okenabirhie had a shot blocked with his first touch after replacing Coppinger from the bench, and Anderson connected well with Lokilo’s corner kick delivery, but had it blocked en route.

The home side took the lead with 15 minutes remaining. Harvie got beyond Halliday and let fly from the edge of the box – it seemed to take a nick on the way through and found the back of the net.

After taking the lead, MK Dons were able to slow the pace of the game and see out the latter stages of the game, but it took a clearance off the line by Darling in the final minute of injury time to deny Anderson and condemn Rovers to defeat.

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