MK Dons are back on the road for one of the shortest journeys of the season to Stevenage. A large away following is expected from the Dons again this weekend as we look to go 11 league games unbeaten.
Stevenage currently sit 2 points and 2 positions outside of the playoff positions in 9th. The last 5 games have seen 2 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses including a 4-0 defeat away at Bury in the last match. Stevenage home form has seen the boro win 5 of their 9 games with 2 draws and a win for them this weekend will see a push into the playoff positions.
The 2-0 home victory against Macclesfield was enough to put the Dons to the top of League 2 with Lincoln game being postponed. Dons are 6 points ahead of the playoff position after a 10-game unbeaten run. In this run, the Dons have won 7 of their games and kept clean sheets in 6 of these games.
Players to Watch
Former Don Alex Revell will likely lead the line for Stevenage. Revell played for MK for half a season in the Championship scoring 4 goals in 17 appearances. However, Revs will most likely be remembered from Dons fans for saving a penalty and numerous other saves away at Preston to ensure a point returned home. The former Rotherham and Leyton Orient striker left the dons at the end of the season to play for Northampton scoring 10 in 47 games including a goal against the Dons at Sixfields. So far for Stevenage, Alex has scored 9 goals including 3 this season.
Kieran Agard is the man in form now with 4 goals in 4 games. This brings his tally to 7 goals for the season and Kieran is aiming to beat Izale’s record of scoring in 6 consecutive games. Although the front three all seem confident of scoring with Kieran, Rhys & Chuks contributing 20 goals between them so far, this season.
Dino Maamria is the current manager of Stevenage after taking the role in March 2018. Dino was born in Tunisia but moved to England in 1996 as he joined Burnley as a striker. Although he never played for Burnley following a long term injury. Dino would later play for 9 different clubs with his most successful times coming at Doncaster Rovers, Leigh RMI & Stevenage. His playing career saw him score 92 goals in 303 appearances. Dino has been in management roles now for over 10 years with Stevenage being his fourth club. Northwich Victoria, Southport and Nuneaton Town are the other clubs that Dino has managed. In his time with Stevenage, Dino has won 12 of 32 games drawing just 6 matches gives the impression that his side will not settle for a point and will be pushing to the last minute for victory.
Stevenage can welcome back Terence Vancooten and Liam Smyth as they were absent for their trip to Gigg Lane due to international call ups. Whilst Kurtis Guthrie will miss out after being sent off in the last fixture.
Jordan Moore-Taylor returned from injury for the victory against Macclesfield Town. Joe Walsh hobbled off in the Checkatrade trophy fixture vs Brighton U21’s and is expected to miss out. Baily Cargill picked up his 5th Yellow card against Macclesfield and will serve his one match ban.
Stevenage play their home fixtures at Broadhall Way which has been renamed as the Lamex Stadium in a sponsorship deal.
The Dons fans will be placed in the South Stand behind one of the goals. This covered stand holds up to 1,400 and has no supporting pillars blocking visibility of the pitch. The opposite terrace has been demolished whilst the club construct a new 1,500 stand which is expected to be completed towards the end of the season.
On the left of the Dons is the main stand which is a single tier covered stand. Whist on the right is the East terrace which is where the majority of home fans will be placed. This terrace runs the length of the touchline and is covered.
There is a club car park with 12 accessible parking spaces for both home and away supporters which should be booked in advance over the phone on 01438 223223 (x62)
Drop off facilities are available.
Both home and away fans can use accessible toilets inside the stadium, of which there are 4. The club shop is accessible for all fans and has a low level serving counter. Catering kiosks in the home and away sections do not have low level serving counters and so are not fully accessible. Stewards are trained to provide assistance in carrying refreshments for disabled supporters.
Fans who are visually impaired have the option of hiring one of two DAB digital radios from the club shop. These are available for a £10 deposit (refundable on return) with earphones provided and fans can tune into live commentary from BBC3 Counties Radio. Please call 01438 223223 to book or for further details.
*Concessions include over-60s, students, UB40 holders, ambulant disabled supporters and members of the Armed Forces/Emergency Services. Proof of these will be required.
MK Dons coach travel is on sale for £13 with a £1 discount for season ticket holders. Coaches will depart Stadium MK at 12:30 PM. Coach travel can be booked online, from the box office or by calling 0333 200 5343. Coach travel will remain on sale until 5pm on Friday 23rd November subject to availability.
From Leaving Stadium MK, take the A421 towards the M1 Junction 13. Remain on the A421 over the M1 towards Bedford. Take the A603 exit towards Sandy/Bedford. At the roundabout take the 4th exit onto Cambridge Road (A603) and head towards the A1. At the A1 junction, take the third exit to join the A1. Continue on the A1(M) until Junction 7 amd take the first exit onto the A602. Go straight on the first roundabout and at the second roundabout you should see the stadium on your right. Go straight on at this roundabout and parking is available in a field on your left.
Postcode for satnavs is: SG2 8RH
The closest train station to Stevenage Train Station. When leaving the station turn left and cross over the bridge to go over the dual carriageway. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Six Hills Way. Then take the third exit at the next roundabout onto Monkswood Way. On this road you will pass an Asda store as well as a McDonalds & Burger King. At the next roundabout you should see the ground directly in front of you.
Stevenage have parking available on the north side of the ground at Fairlands Valley Car Park. This site will park approx. 500 vehicles and will fill up quickly. Parking fines will be presented to those who park at the nearby retail park (Roaring Meg Retail Park).
The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are surveying supporters with the aim to improve away fans experience and encourage more supporters to travel to watch their team. If you would like to add your views, please take a couple of minutes to complete the below survey