MATCH GUIDE: MK Dons v Sheffield United

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Sheffield United travel to stadium:mk on Saturday aiming to build on two impressive victories on the trot - over QPR in the FA Cup and in League One to Preston last Saturday.

POSSIBLE TEAMS

MK Dons: Martin, Lewington, Spence, McFadzean, Kay, Grigg, Baker, Carruthers, Potter, Reeves, Alli.

Sheffield United: Howard, Flynn, McEveley, Kennedy, Harris, Doyle, Baxter, Campbell-Ryce, Scougall, Murphy, McNulty.

ONE TO WATCH

Dean Lewington, otherwise known as MR MK Dons, has made over 500 appearances for the Buckinghamshire club since its inception in 2004. The former Wimbledon defender, aged 30, made his first team debut for the now defunct club against Sheffield Wednesday towards the end of the 2002/03 season and has twice been named in PFA Divisional Teams of the Year. His father, Ray, played for United and Chelsea before becoming assistant to England manager Roy Hodgson.

HISTORY LESSON

Sheffield United and MK Dons enter tomorrow’s contest boasting two wins apiece from their previous five meetings. Indeed, having locked horns nine times in all competitions since the hosts were formed 11 years ago, they are also impossible to separate having recorded four victories each. However, United are the only team to score more than twice in this fixtures. That occurred when they met in the Carling Cup at the National Hockey Stadium in August 2007. Coach Chris Morgan featured in the visitors’ starting eleven.

THE REFEREE

Lee Mason: The 43-year-old from Bolton, Greater Manchester, has been a member of the Select Group since 2006. Averages 3.12 cautions per game in all competitions this season but has produced five red cards in his last 12 appointments. He issued only six throughout the entirety of the 2013/14 campaign. Took charge of Leicester City’s FA Cup victory over Newcastle at the KP Stadium earlier this month.

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