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Match Preview: MK Dons (H)

11 August 2017

Fixture | Blackpool vs MK Dons – Date | 12 August 2017 – Venue | Bloomfield Road

Preview
39 of Blackpool’s 70 points last season came at Bloomfield Road, and they’ll look to begin their latest home campaign with victory over MK Dons on Saturday.
 
Without a win after a League One defeat at Bradford City and a cup reverse to Wigan Athletic, however Pool have shown plenty of positives in both matches. 
 
23 players have turned out for Gary Bowyer's side already this season and now the manager, with plenty of food for thought, must decide on the personnel he sees fit to face The Dons.
 
It’s a first league meeting between the two clubs since 2006 and both sides are searching for a first League One win of the season at Bloomfield Road.
 
Recent Form
The Seasiders put in two competitive displays at Bradford City and Wigan Athletic, but left both defeated. The 2-1 defeat at Valley Parade in League One saw Colin Daniel hit the target, but the hosts’ second-half strike sealed victory. 
 
MK Dons were narrowly beaten by Wigan Athletic on day one last weekend, with both sides finishing a man light. They did pick up a victory in the Carabao Cup against Forest Green Rovers however, with Gboly Ariyibi netting the only goal in extra time. 
 
Team News
Kelvin Mellor misses out once again for Blackpool and Jim McAlister remains a long-term absentee. Other than that, Pool have a fully fit squad to select from.
 
The Dons have Joe Walsh and Scott Wootton back from suspension for the fixture. Peter Pawlett could return from an ankle injury, however a hamstring problem keeps Chuks Aneke out of contention. 
 
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