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Preview: MK Dons v Bolton Wanderers

The Return of the King

Bolton Wanderers v Millwall - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers and their four new bodies make the long and winding trip to the Land that Time Forgot tomorrow, facing MK Dons in the League.

Hoping for a return to form, and without talisman Zach Clough, Phil Parkinson and his boys will be looking to hit back from our own poor recent run with a victory against an MK Dons side who have been resurgent of late.

Undefeated in the league since Boxing Day, new manager Robbie Neilson has made a huge impact since arriving from Hearts, and has lifted the side to 15th in the league following the sluggish start to the season that saw long-serving manager Karl Robinson sacked in early December.

Dons have a poor home record though, winning only three of their 14 fixtures to date.

The two sides shared a 1-1 draw at the Reebok earlier this season, in a largely forgettable game. Their goal that day came from Samir Carruthers who has since left to join Sheffield United.


The former Everton striker is one to watch.

Top scorer with eight goals in a team that often struggles to find the back of the net, he will be their main focus of attack come tomorrow's game.


MK Dons made three signings towards the end of the window, Maecky Ngombo on loan from Dusseldorf, Harvey Baines from Leicester City and Stuart O'Keefe from Cardiff City. It is expected that all three will go into the starting line-up against Bolton tomorrow.


A scruffy looking sort. Neilson made his name managing in Scotland (don't laugh), but appears to have taken to English football equally well.

His arrival arrested a downward slide and he could be one to watch.