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Preview: AFC Wimbledon

14 August 2015

A look ahead to the first home League game of the season

Reds kick off their League Two home campaign with a visit from AFC Wimbledon on Saturday, kick off 3pm.
 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dean Whitestone

Assistants: Ian Fissenden and Matt Eva

Fourth Official: Ian Cooper

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TEAM NEWS

Lanre Oyebanjo and Gavin Tomlin are both out until October for Reds. 

Simon Walton (concussion) and Conor Henderson (ankle) should be fit after missing the midweek Capital One Cup defeat at Peterborough


THE FORM GUIDE                

Both sides will be looking for their first win of the season. AFC Wimbledon lost their League 2 opener 2-0 to Plymouth and were beaten 1-0 by Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup in midweek.


VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "They are a powerful side and from what we've seen and the reports we've had were unlucky not to get something in either of their first two games. We're expecting a very hard game but it's one we're looking forward to. Our first home game is always a special occasion."Mark Yates


: "Neal Ardley (AFC Wimbledon manager)I know Mark and Jimmy Dack (assistant manager) well and they are very good,” added Neal. “The first thing they have done is to get them well organised. 

"They got a very good point at Oxford and as it is their first home game they will be looking to come at us. We will be aware of their threats because they have some good professionals and good legs in there. I will have our team prepared to make sure they are aware of set pieces and stuff like that. It is going to be about our own energy levels though and us producing a high level of performance."

 

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the second meeting between the clubs in the Football League and ninth overall.

In the 2011-12 League Two campaign Dannie Bulman, who will line up for AFC tomorrow, scored twice as Reds won 5-2 at the Cherry Red Records Stadium. The return fixture finished 1-1 with Gary Alexander getting a late leveller for Crawley.

 

LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES

Barnet v Wycombe Wanderers

Carlisle United v Cambridge

Dagenham & Redbridge v Leyton Orient

Luton Town v Oxford United

Morecambe v Accrington Stanley

Newport County v Stevenage

Northampton v Exeter City

Plymouth v Portsmouth

Yeovil Town v Bristol Rovers

York City v Hartlepool United


FANCY A FLUTTER?

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TICKET INFORMATION

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Season ticket holders can upgrade to hospitality for £40 for this fixture. Click here for more information.


There will be pre-match activities for young Reds on the ball court. For more details click here 


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