Consistency has proven hard to come by this season for AFC Wimbledon, who welcome Doncaster Rovers to the Cherry Red Records Stadium having not won since December 7.
Mark Robinson’s side have lost seven and drawn eight of their last 15 matches across all competitions - a run which includes four defeats and six draws in ten matches in Sky Bet League One. Their last victory came with a 2-0 win at Accrington Stanley, with second half goals from Luke McCormick and Ayoub Assal - who both scored at the Eco-Power Stadium earlier this season.
The Dons had enjoyed a strong start to the season, with only one defeat in their opening ten matches in all competitions as they built on their impressive end to the previous campaign.
Their recent run has seen them become embroiled in the relegation battle. They currently have a cushion of two points in 20th place and are four points ahead of Rovers, who sit in 22nd, but have played two games fewer than Gary McSheffrey’s side.
The Dons rarely lose by a wide margin with only five of their 13 league defeats coming by more than one goal, while they have drawn the joint most games in League One alongside Cheltenham Town with 14.
This will be Rovers’ second visit to Wimbledon’s new home at Plough Lane, having been the first opposition to play in a competitive fixture at the venue in November 2020, when James Coppinger’s last minute equaliser earned a point in a 2-2 draw.
Rovers have yet to win away at Wimbledon since the Dons returned to the EFL in 2012, with three league defeats at their former Kingsmeadow home coming prior to last season’s draw.
Wimbledon triumphed 2-1 in the reverse fixture, which came on the opening day of the season.
The last ten meetings between the two sides have seen three wins for Rovers, three draws and four victories for Wimbledon.