MK Dons vs Accrington Stanley preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
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MK Dons are searching for their first win in six games and looking for their first goal in three matches when they take on Accrington Stanley on Saturday afternoon at Stadium MK. 

The Dons' latest disappointment came in midweek at home to Blackpool. Despite having 72% possession, Blackpool came away with all three points thanks to a goal from Jerry Yates in the latter third of the first half. 

Stanley are looking for their first win on the road since 17th February at Doncaster Rovers. Their latest humbling on the road came at the Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night against Bristol Rovers. Rovers had a night to remember as they won 4-1 over Accrington. Rovers scored four times without reply before a late consolation from Paul Smyth to salvage some pride for Stanley. 

Team News

Charlie Brown will miss the game for the Dons after picking up a knock in the midweek loss to the Tangerines. Ben Gladwin returned to full first-team training on Friday and may play a small part. David Kasumu, Kieran Agard and Jay Bird all remain sidelined for Russel Martin's side. 

John Coleman has said his Stanley side is down to the bare bones after losing Dion Charles following Bristol Rovers' game. Colby Bishop and Seamus Conneely both missed the midweek fixture and will miss the trip to Milton Keynes. Paul Smyth faces a late fitness test to see if he can travel down south.

Tariq Uwakwe, Ross Sykes, Joe Pritchard, Nathan Baxter and Ryan Cassidy all remain injured for Accrington.

Predicted Lineups

MK Dons: Fisher; O'Hora, Darling, Lewington; Laird, O'Riley, Surman, McEachran, Sorinola; Fraser, Jerome

Accrington Stanley: Savin; Barclay, Hughes, Burgess; Nottingham, Butcher, Morgan, McConville; Smyth, Phillips, Russell

Ones to watch

MK Dons- Scott Fraser

Pinpointed as one of the best midfielders in the division and could be prized away by a club in the Championship in the summer. A very elegant midfielder who has great technical ability has already scored nine times for the Dons and six assists this season. Fraser is seen as the creative hub of Martin's side this season, and his linkup play with Cameron Jerome could be key to ending the rot for the Dons against Stanley. 

Accrington Stanley- Paul Smyth

As Stanley have an injury list as long as my arm, choosing the one to watch for them is pretty difficult, so Stanley's ones to watch is Paul Smyth. A small and pacy winger, Smyth can be the difference maker for Stanley in Buckinghamshire on Saturday, as if he can get in behind the three-man Dons defence, he could cause some serious problems for them. Now in his second loan spell with Stanley after spending time at the Wham Stadium in the 2018/19 season, Smyth will hope he can equal his goalscoring tally from that campaign by netting at Stadium MK.

Where to Watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on the club's iFollow page, on Saturday, 13th March with the game kicking off at 15:00 PM.

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