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Impatient Walsh is eager to return for pre-season training I'm sure Tis will give everyone a kick up the backside when we get back in - I'm just looking forward to having a break at the moment." Walsh was not the only defender injured, with Baily Cargill, Jordan Moore-Taylor, Mitch Hancox and George Williams all missing significant periods last season.

IFollow Insider: Nicholls reviews promotion winning season Goalkeeper Lee Nicholls meets with iFollow MK Dons to recap the successful promotion winning season…

Gilbey can't wait to get going again Alex Gilbey sits down with iFollow MK Dons to discuss winning Player of the Year, while he also reflects on the 2018/19 campaign… The dust is yet to settle on MK Dons successful Sky Bet League Two campaign, but Alex Gilbey is already looking forward to stepping back onto the pitch again.

The ultimate English football quiz - how much do you know about the beautiful game? There's nothing like putting your football knowledge to the test - and what better way to find out how much you know about the beautiful game than a bumper quiz on everything from the Premier League to League Two and the FA Cup?

Ricoh Arena row: Claims that groundshare deal is almost done The well-connected columnist claims a "trusted source" has revealed the Blues ground - around 20 miles from Coventry and at least a 40-minute drive - is the most likely for a groundshare next season if a deal cannot be done with Wasps to stay at the Ricoh Arena.

'A bit of a 1970's throwback' Everything supporters have said about a day at Wolves this season No animosity or signs of any hostility in and around the ground that I saw." MK Dons fan David Drysdale wrote on 28/11/2015… "The Wolves fans behind the goal to the left hand side of the away section were very loud on occasion, some of the loudest home support I've heard in a while.

Departing Rovers defender unlikely to be short of options Tony Mowbray says defender Paul Downing did 'fantastically well' for Rovers as his time at the club comes to end. Downing will leave Rovers when his contract expires at the end of next month as the club opted against triggering the 12-month option in his deal signed when joining from MK Dons last January.

Walsh pays credit to shrewd Dons defence Defender Joe Walsh meets with iFollow MK Dons to review the promotion-winning 2018/19 campaign… Joe Walsh has heaped praise upon his MK Dons teammates for their defensive displays throughout the 2018/19 campaign.

MK Dons to visit Northampton for pre-season friendly MK Dons will face Northampton Town in their latest confirmed pre-season friendly. The Dons will make the short trip to the PTS Academy Stadium for a match on Friday July 26th - one week before the start of the 2019-20 football season. Ticket details for the meeting will take place in due course.

Dons confirm Cobblers friendly MK Dons will take on neighbours Northampton Town ahead of their return to League 1.

IFollow insider: Paul Tisdale on the 2018/19 season - Part 3 The third and final part of Paul Tisdale's interview with iFollow MK Dons about the 2018/19 promotion-winning season…

Willo auctioning match-worn shirt for The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation George Williams is auctioning off a match-worn away shirt from the 2018/19 season, with all the proceeds going to The Daniel Wilkinson Foundation. The shirt, worn by the defender during MK Dons' promotion-winning campaign, has been signed by the Dons squad.

Exit Interview: Spence was yet another Ipswich Town right-back stop gap… now he's mixing with Hollywood's finest Not since the days of David Wright have Ipswich Town truly had a permanent answer at right-back. Jordan Spence falls into that bracket, too. The former West Ham trainee had been without a club for more than six months after leaving MK Dons before ultimately making the move to Portman Road.

IFollow insider: Paul Tisdale on the 2018/19 season - Part 2 The second part of Paul Tisdale's interview with iFollow MK Dons about the 2018/19 promotion-winning season…

IFollow insider: Paul Tisdale on the 2018/19 season - Part 1 Paul Tisdale speaks to iFollow MK Dons about the 2018/19 promotion-winning season…

Intriguing situation of Rovers' central defensive options Rovers announced earlier this week that Paul Downing, currently on loan at Doncaster, would be leaving the club next month. Downing played a pivotal role in Rovers' League One promotion campaign, having initially joined on loan from MK Dons before that was made permanent in January 2018.

From Manchester United to Mansfield: EVERY managerial departure from the 2018/2019 season Tony Pulis became the latest manager to lose his job after parting company with Middlesbrough on Friday.

Agard and Aneke offered new contracts by MK Dons MK Dons have offered strikersKieran Agard and Chuks Aneke new contracts following the club'spromotion to Sky Bet League One. - MK Dons have offered strikersKieran Agard and Chuks Aneke new contracts following the club'spromotion to Sky Bet League One.Agard and Aneke scored 22 and.

MK Dons confirm 10 to leave as club announce retained list MK Dons have confirmed that ten players will leave as the club announced their retained list. Ahead of the publication, midfielder Ousseynou Cisse and attacker Brandon Thomas-Asante had already declared that they would be ending their stays with the club.

Aneke and Agard offered new deals as Dons release 10 Strikers Kieran Agard and Chuks Aneke have both been offered new contracts to remain at Stadium MK next season. The duo scored 41 goals between them last season, helping Dons secure promotion. But with both out of contract and eligible to leave, Paul Tisdale has made moved to keep both as they head into League 1 next season.

Players released by MK Dons after promotion to League 1 Ouss Cisse and Robbie Simpson were among the big names to be leaving MK Dons at the end of the season.

MK Dons Release Ten Players MK Dons release ten players in time for preparations for next season beginning, including Mathieu Baudry, Robbie Simpson and Lawson D'ath.

10 players who could be on their way out of Liverpool in the summer Jurgen Klopp has done a fantastic job to rebuild the Liverpool team and he has done so by ruthlessly parting ways with players he felt were not good enough. Klopp will work on improving the squad further in the summer and a few players will have to make way.

IFollow insider: Stuart Moore reflects on successful first season Goalkeeper Stuart Moore sits down with iFollow MK Dons to look back on his first campaign with MK Dons, which resulted in promotion from Sky Bet League Two…

MK Dons to say goodbye to two players this summer Following an amazing season, MK Dons will be parting ways with Ousseynou Cisse and Brandon Thomas-Asante this summer in order to bring in new players to the club. Malian midfielder Cisse has been able to register 26 appearances in the League Two this campaign as he helped the club acquire promotion to League One.

MK Dons confirm Welwyn Garden City friendly and no home pre-season dates MK Dons have confirmed both their first pre-season friendly, and that they will not play any friendlies at home ahead of the 2019-20 season. The Dons' first confirmed friendly ahead of next season is to take place on July 19th away at Welwyn Garden City.

Williams is looking forward to a break from football After a promotion campaign going right to the final day of the season, Dons defender George Williams is eager for some time off. The 26-year-old made his first start in nearly four months in Dons' 1-0 win over Mansfield Town on the final day of the season to secure automatic promotion, having missed most of 2019 with a hamstring injury.

MK Dons to play Welwyn Garden City FC in pre-season friendly at Herns Lane MK Dons have confirmed their first friendly pre-season fixture - against Welwyn Garden City this July. Paul Tisdale's men will will travel to Herns Lane on Friday the 19th, to take on the Southern League Division One Central side. The game will kick off at 7.45pm.

Ajax Title Victory Sparks Celebrations In Donegal A punter in County Donegal will be searching for an old betting slip from last summer after a series of predictions made at the start of the season all played out and set up a stunning four-figure windfall.

Donegal punter pockets almost €6,000 from one of the most ridiculous bets you will ever see The unnamed Donegal backer placed a €20 bet in a Boylesports shop in the county last July, with his seven selections ranging from Scottish League Two to the Dutch Eredivise. Firstly, they correctly predicted that Ross County and Peterhead would win the Scottish Championship and League Two respectively.

Business leaders challenged to 'Sleep Out' to raise money for homeless charities On 7 November 2019, at Stadium MK, business leaders will give up their warm beds to literally 'sleep out' in a bid to raise money for local charities helping in the fight against homelessness and poverty.

Willo: Promotion makes up for injury pain George Williams meets with iFollow MK Dons to reflect on the promotion-winning campaign… George Williams says winning promotion to Sky Bet League One more than makes up for the three-plus months he spent on the sidelines due to injury.

Concerts will see Dons prepare for League 1 away from home MK Dons will not play any pre-season friendlies at Stadium MK this summer, but have confirmed their first game.

Gilbey honoured after fans vote midfielder Player of the Year Alex Gilbey sits down with iFollow MK Dons to discuss winning Player of the Year, while he also reflects on the 2018/19 campaign… Alex Gilbey has thanked the MK Dons fans for being patient with the Midfielder during his recovery from injury and voting the 24-year-old Player of the Year.

New season, new league, new direction for MK Dons Paul Tisdale hopes to use promotion to League 1 as an opportunity to mould MK Dons into a team more to his liking.

Simmo: Tis is the perfect fit for MK Dons Striker Robbie Simpson sits down with iFollow MK Dons to discuss all things MK Dons, including settling in, the opening games of the season, and earning promotion with Paul Tisdale… Robbie Simpson has praised the impact Paul Tisdale has had at MK Dons and believes the Club and Tisdale are a really good fit.

Off-the-field issues as important to fix as those on them - Simpson It wasn't just the on-pitch catastrophes MK Dons needed to fix this time last year, but also the atmosphere off it, according to Robbie Simpson. The former Exeter man arrived at Stadium MK during pre-season, teaming up with manager Paul Tisdale again, but walked into a dressing room full of negativity and with the wrong attitude.

Barnsley are more than ready for the Championship, here's why: Opinion For the last three seasons, the side to finish second in League One has retained their place in the Championship for at least one season. MK Dons were the last team to clinch automatic promotion and fall victim to straight relegation in the 2014-15 season.

Tis: Work has already started for next season Despite earning promotion into Sky Bet League One just over a week ago, Paul Tisdale has already begun work for next season. While the dust is yet to settle on the Club's successful season, Paul Tisdale and his coaching staff have already started their planning for next year.

Unlikely moment was Tisdale's highlight of the season After securing promotion to League 1 on the final day of the season, there are plenty of highlights which spring to mind. Winning 6-0 against Cambridge United, a 4-0 away win at Crawley, for example. Not many would have predicted Paul Tisdale's choice though.

First-Team match issued shorts available from Club Superstore How would you like a pair of First-Team Match Issued shorts to remember the successful promotion winning campaign by? Thanks to the MK Dons Kit Manager Ian Lanning, you can now pick yourself up a pair of Match Issued shorts for just £5 from the Club Superstore.

Ousseynou Cisse: MK Dons midfielder leaves along with forward Brandon Thomas-Asante MK Dons release Ousseynou Cisse and Brandon Thomas-Asante to 'clear some room' for new signings.

Little time to celebrate as Tisdale switches focus to next season It was with a sense of relief that Paul Tisdale celebrated promotion to League 1. While the party started in the dressing room around him, the Dons boss sat with his head in his hands in the corner, delighted to have finally achieved promotion after two losing play-off finals previously.

Duo departing make room for additions to Dons' squad Paul Tisdale admitted it was with a heavy heart he chose to let Ouss Cisse and Brandon Thomas-Asante go, but said it opens his horizons to bring in new faces. Cisse and Thomas-Asante announced their departures on social media over the weekend, with more expected to follow when the club announced their retained list, expected this week.

EFL: September transfer deadline for League One, League Two clubs Transfer deadline day for League One and League Two clubs will be extended into September, the EFL confirm.

IFollow Insider: Joe Walsh recaps promotion wining campaign Defender Joe Walsh meets with iFollow MK Dons to review the promotion-winning 2018/19 campaign…

Lee praises work of Tisdale and Co Tisdale, Matt Oakley and Mel Gwinnett arrived at Stadium MK on 6th June 2018 and were joined by Danny Butterfield a month later. The quartet made an immediate impact at MK Dons as they guided the Club to a third-place finish, securing automatic promotion out of Sky Bet League Two in the process.

Former favourite convinced pal to sign for beloved Coventry City McFadzean, 32, became manager Mark Robins 's first signing of the summer last week when he agreed a two year deal, joining the club on a free transfer from League One bedfellows Burton Albion. Baker and centre-half McFadzean had a season together at MK Dons when they gained promotion to the Championship in 2015.

MK Dons set sights on ex-Manchester City man after pipping Mansfield Town to promotion Having pipped Mansfield Town to automatic promotion from League Two, MK Dons have set their sights on signing a former Manchester City man to strengthen their squad for next season. According to reports, left-back Greg Leigh, a product of the youth system at City, is on their radar.

'Please do the right thing' - Plenty of Mansfield fans react to their side's play-off disappointment Mansfield Town lost out in the League Two play-off semi-final yesterday, going out on penalties against Newport County. The Stags have been vying for a top three position all season and only lost out on the final day as they failed to hold MK Dons at Stadium MK.

MK Dons interested in landing former Manchester City youngster According to a retweeted reply from Sun reporter Alan Nixon, MK Dons are already scouting around for next season and one player they are looking at is.

Thomas-Asante announces he is leaving MK Dons Brandon Thomas-Asante has joined Ouss Cisse in confirming his departure from MK Dons. The 20-year-old made just two appearances for Paul Tisdale's side last season having burst onto the scene under Karl Robinson in 2016. The forward made 35 appearances for Dons, but never made a league start.

Ouss Cisse confirms MK Dons departure "Unfortunately I will not stay at MK Dons next season," he confirmed on Twitter. "I spent here two rich years bit it's time for me to see other horizons.

Rewind: Dons triumph in Winner Takes All clash Sign in or register to watch. Subscribe to watch. Extended highlights from MK Dons' Winner Takes All clash with Mansfield Town at Stadium MK…

Promotion: Baily Cargill starts 'Tisdale's at the wheel' While the 2018/19 MK Dons squad posed for a photo, Baily Cargill leads a chorus of Tisdale's at the wheel…

Interview: Nicholls grateful for fans support following promotion Following Saturday's 1-0 win over Mansfield Town, Lee Nicholls met with iFollow MK Dons to discuss returning to Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking, while he also thanked the MK Dons fans for their continued support…

REVIEW: MK Dons able to get job done in League 2's final day test of nerve Mercifully, Bishop's strike hit an offside teammate and bounced away, allowing respite for an MK Dons backline that, while not as under siege as it could have been, was still definitely the more taxed in the second half.

Gilbey aims to be back for pre-season training Alex Gilbey hopes to be involved in the first day of pre-season when MK Dons return to League 1. The Player of the Year missed the final six weeks of the season with an ankle injury, and will have to remain in the treatment room through the summer.

'I have a good feeling about this' - Coventry City's new signing The 32-year-old Burton Albion defender has agreed a two-year-deal with the Sky Blues and says he knew Coventry was the club for him after speaking to manager Mark Robins who has told him he intends to play a brand of football he's used to from his days at MK Dons.

Confirmed: Coventry City make first signing of the summer McFadzean made 121 appearances in all competitions for Burton across his three seasons with the club, the powerful centre-half having joined for a then-club record fee in July 2016. At six foot one inch tall, he has previously enjoyed spells at Crawley Town and MK Dons, where he was promoted from League One in 2014-15.

24-year-old in: The Mansfield XI Flitcroft should field v Newport tonight For a while the League Two automatic promotion places looked certain to feature Mansfield Town. Even going into the last match of the season, they sat in the top three needing only a point at MK Dons to secure League One football. It could, and should, have been theirs much earlier.

Dele Alli set for Champions League final The Champions League has thrown up some strange results of late, but few could have predicted a spot in the Champions League final for Milton Keynes' Dele Alli.

Alderman was 'crucial' in bringing football to Milton Keynes MK Dons have hailed city Alderman Kevin Wilson after he played a key role in bringing football to Milton Keynes. Labour stalwart Alderman Kevin Wilson served on MK Council for decades and was one of the first people to listen to Pete Winkelman when he presented his dream of creating professional football in the city.

Look at him now: The Palace flop fighting for another chance in the Premier League - Opinion - The Transfer Tavern - News, breakdown and analysis on a When Patrick Bamford joined Crystal Palace on loan from Chelsea back in 2015, much was expected of him. Following impressive stints in the Championship and League One with MK Dons and Middlesbrough, the 25-year-old was being tipped for a bright future at the summit of English football.

IFollow Insider: Williams reflects on successful season George Williams meets with iFollow MK Dons to reflect on the promotion-winning campaign…

Dons had dodged bullets all season long There were plenty of moments throughout the season when Alex Gilbey thought promotion back to League 1 was off the table. The 24-year-old missed the final six weeks of the season through injury, but said he felt Dons' bad run of form around Christmas had put paid to their chances of a top three finish.

Ranked! The 51 best players in the Football League this season Now the Football League season is over, FFT proudly presents 2018/19's ranking of the finest footballers in tiers two to four, including future stars and a former teacher, all picked by fans.

EFL Community Award For Isle Of Wight Goalkeeper Stuart was presented with the Community Ambassador accolade at the EFL League Two side's end of season awards. It crowns a terrific season for the 24 year old after The Dons were promoted to League One. Stuart, who grew up on the Island and attended Sandown High School, has made nine appearances in league and cup for The Dons this term.

Press conference: Conor McGrandles on Awards recognition Conor McGrandles speaks to the media after being named MKDSA Young Player of the Year at The Awards…

Relief for Winkelman after Dons seal automatic promotion "What a difference a year makes," beamed Dons chairman Pete Winkelman after his side secured immediate return to League 1.

Legends team collects award - but slips up at MK Dons The Spurs Legends team has been recognised for their work in the community at the 2019 Pride of Essex Sports Awards.

David Wheeler celebrates MK Dons promotion after 'tough' Portsmouth loan spell David Wheeler toasted League Two promotion with MK Dons after his ‘tough’ loan spell at Pompey.

MK Dons announce new partnership with MK based STORM Office Solutions The partnership will be focused on streamlining, optimising and reducing the costs of the MK Dons office and IT operations, so the club can redirect important spend and funds on to other areas to help with its growth. Sam Bendall, Managing Director of STORM says, "We feel excited to be partnering and supporting MK Dons.

McGrandles lauds Dons dressing room after winning promotion Conor McGrandles is happier than he has ever been in his career at MK Dons. The 23-year-old celebrated promotion back to League 1 on Saturday and the MKDSA Young Player of the Year prize at Sunday's awards ceremony - capping an excellent season for the Scot.

Loan Rangers: Wheeler fires MK Dons to promotion DAVID Wheeler bagged the winner for MK Dons on Saturday as they edged a crunch battle against Mansfield Town to win automatic promotion to Sky Bet League One. In the winner-takes-all clash, Wheeler netted the only goal of the game after just two minutes to lift the Dons back into the third tier of English football.

Record numbers run in the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend 2019 It was a record-breaking weekend for the Rightmove MK Marathon Weekend 2019, with more people than ever running, and the biggest crowds the event has ever seen! The whole weekend was a roaring success, with 10,000 runners coming from far and wide to take part in one of the five races across Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May.

'I never thought I'd be leaving this club again' - Bristol Rovers fan favourite Chris Lines confirms his departure I never thought I'd be leaving this club again, but once again I look forward to a new challenge and wish the club nothing but success as alway." As well as Rovers, Lines has played for MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday and Port Vale. The club are yet to officially confirm his departure.

Tony Pulis says Middlesbrough have a pre-season decision to make on Marcus Tavernier Tony Pulis says Middlesbrough have a pre-season decision to make on Marcus Tavernier. Tavernier spent the second half of the 2017/18 season on loan with MK Dons but was part of the Boro first team squad throughout the campaign that has just ended.

Press conference: Kieran Agard on Players' Player honour Kieran Agard speaks after being named Players' Player of the Year and finishing the season as Top Goalscorer…

Tis full of pride for promotion-winning Dons Paul Tisdale on MK Dons' promotion to Sky Bet League One… Paul Tisdale revealed the immense pride he has for MK Dons players after they secured promotion to Sky Bet League One on a dramatic final day.

MK Dons' Alex Gilbey praises quick turnaround to return to League 1 MK Dons midfielder Alex Gilbey was delighted to see the club's turnaround after a miserable relegation to secure an immediate promotion. The midfielder, who was voted MK Dons' Player of the Year, was speaking after watching the Dons' 1-0 win over Mansfield Town.

David Wheeler happy to help MK Dons' promotion cause after striking winner MK Dons attacker David Wheeler was delighted to contribute as his side got over the line and won promotion from League 2. The QPR loanee's goal in the opening minutes was enough to see the Dons past promotion rivals Mansfield Town.

"I just wanted to take on as many people as possible!" says Aneke after best goal gong Chuks Aneke's wonderful solo effort against Yeovil was voted for as MK Dons' goal of the season, but it could have been very different. As Aneke looked to take on the entire Glovers squad en route to goal, his Dons team-mate Ryan Harley threatened to get in the way of the striker as he barged past the final defender to fire home.

Heartbreak for Tisdale at promotion-winning final whistle While the scenes of joy, jubilation and relief met the final whistle in the promotion-clinching 1-0 win over Mansfield Town on Saturday, Paul Tisdale said he felt a twinge of heartbreak too. Anything but victory for his side at Stadium MK would have extended the season on for at least another week, with a play-off campaign looming.

Paul Tisdale delighted as MK Dons edge out Mansfield to take promotion spot MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale was delighted as his side squeezed out Mansfield in the promotion six pointer to take a spot in League One. The Dons boss saw his side score early and then defend all the way to see off their rivals and win promotion.

Cisse's attitude epitomises Tisdale's Dons dressing room He was much maligned after his first season at Stadium MK, but Ouss Cisse encapsulated what Paul Tisdale wanted from his dressing room this season. The Malian midfielder was set for the exit door when Tisdale arrived at the club in the summer, prompting the manager to draft in replacements in the centre of the park.

"I hated football," says Dons Player of the Year Alex Gilbey MK Dons' Player of the Year Alex Gilbey admitted he hated football this time last season. Gilbey was crowned Player of the Year on Sunday night, a little over 24 hours after Dons secured promotion back to League 1 with a 1-0 win over Mansfield to secure third place.

Milton Keynes Marathon 2019 start time, route and road closures Many of the homes that will be affected by the marathons taking place in Milton Keynes will have received a notice about road closures. The road closure notice leaflet for the 5 and 6 May is also available on the MK Marathon website.

The Winners at MK Dons' Player of the Year awards Saturday's promotion party ran on into Sunday at the MK Dons Player of the Year awards at Stadium MK.

Four men arrested and charged following MK Dons match yesterday afternoon Four men have been arrested and charged following the MK Dons vs Mansfield game at Stadium MK yesterday afternoon. The 'winner takes all' game, with attendance of over 20,000 people, saw the Dons secure automatic promotion to League One after beating Mansfield 1-0.

Houghton didn't want another League 2 season Jordan Houghton said he did not sign for MK Dons to spend another season in League 2. The 23-year-old arrived in the summer from Chelsea, having spent two seasons on loan at Doncaster Rovers, and celebrated promotion with Dons on Saturday when they saw off Mansfield Town in the winner-takes-all decider on the final day of the season.

Milton Keynes Dons clinch promotion from League Two as Macclesfield Town survive NOTTS County's misery at Swindon Town meant elation for Macclesfield Town as they survived the drop in League Two courtesy of a 1-1 home draw with Cambridge United, who led through Paul Lewis' 44th-minute strike. Elliott Durrell equalised for the Silkmen in the second half.

The hard work pays off for MK Dons It only took one season for MK Dons to return to League 1. Saturday's 1-0 win over Mansfield at Stadium MK meant Paul Tisdale's side snatched an automatic promotion spot, sparking wild scenes of celebration on the final day of the season. It has not been the easiest of campaigns for Tisdale and his side.

Moore Promotion Success For Isle Of Wight Goalkeeper There has been 'Moore' success for an Isle of Wight footballer. Goalkeeper, Stuart Moore - a former Sandown High School student - has won promotion to League One with MK Dons. The 24 year stopper has played in goal nine times in league and cup for the Dons this season.

MK Dons and Mansfield fans fight on the pitch in heated scenes after League Two clash Paul Tisdale's side pipped the Stags to the final automatic promotion spot to League One thanks to David Wheeler's early goal.

League 2 Season 18/19 Away Attendance Final Summary Final summary of the 18/19 season - has been a great season to be an Imp so a little of my travels first. All trips done in the same day except Cheltenham when Mrs SB agreed I could stay overnight. Travelled a total of 4,000 miles averaging 278 miles per trip.Best Away day MK, Morecambe and Cheltenham.

League Two clockwatch as MK Dons pip Mansfield to promotion and Notts County go down 15:44 - Cambridge took the lead through Paul Lewis which meant the pressure was on third-bottom Macclesfield, who are now just a point ahead of the second relegation spot occupied by Notts County.

Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons have secured promotion to Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking after a third-place finish this season. Paul Tisdale's men, who were relegated from the third tier last term, finish the year with 79 points, three more than Mansfield Town whom they beat 1-0 at Stadium MK on a dramatic final day.

Russell Martin is Tis' signing of the season Paul Tisdale has heaped praise on defender Russell Martin, calling him his signing of the season. Martin signed for Dons in January after his release from Walsall.

'Black and white' compared to last season says Lewington A year is a long time in football, and Dean Lewington says promotion back to League 1 shows how far MK Dons have come. The skipper oversaw his side 'sleepwalking' into a relegation scrap last season, which ultimately led to their worst ever season as they dropped to the fourth tier.

MK Dons and Mansfield fans clash on pitch after nervy League 2 promotion battle David Wheeler's goal saw MK Dons pip Mansfield to League 1 promotion at Stadium MK.

Tisdale relieved to avoid the play-offs as Dons secure promotion After two consecutive defeats in the play-off finals, Paul Tisdale was delighted and relieved to have won automatic promotion with MK Dons. Tisdale led Exeter to back-to-back play-off finals to no avail, but a 1-0 win over Mansfield on Saturday secured third place and a spot back in League 1.

Promotion winner Wheeler felt more nerves off the field David Wheeler admitted he was more nervous when he came off than when he was playing as MK Dons secured promotion to League 1.

Tisdale hails players who stuck with MK Dons after they help secure promotion Paul Tisdale believes MK Dons' promotion back to League One was payback for the supporters who have stuck with the club through their dark days. - Paul Tisdale believes MK Dons' promotion back to League One was payback for the supporters who have stuck with the club through their dark days.MK Dons.

League Two round-up: Newport secure play-offs, MK Dons promoted and Notts County relegated Newport have secured the final Sky Bet League Two play-off spot after drawing 1-1 at Morecambe on Saturday. Victory would have secured Newport the position in the table, but they fell behind early on as Aaron Collins put the Shrimps in front at the Globe Arena.

See our gallery of photos from Mansfield Town's crucial defeat at MK Dons It was a frustrating day for Mansfield Town as they fell to a 1-0 defeat at MK Dons on Saturday and missed out on an automatic promotion place.

MK Dons promoted, Notts County relegated: How League Two's final day unfolded Newport sealed their spot in the play-offs as Notts County's relegation was confirmed and Macclesfield survived the drop. Here, Press Association Sport takes a look at how the League Two afternoon unfolded.

MK Dons 1 Sky Bet League Two match MK Dons vs Mansfield. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report.

Dons do the business and win promotion back to League 1 David Wheeler's goal two minutes into the game secured MK Dons an immediate return to League 1.

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MK Dons seal automatic promotion back to League One Playoff football came early to Buckinghamshire as MK Dons edged a feisty encounter with Mansfield Town in a game that featured a hail of flying bottles, hailstones and even a few Hail Marys. Automatic promotion was guaranteed for one side before kick-off.

MK Dons pip Mansfield to last automatic promotion place MK Dons beat Mansfield 1-0 at Stadium MK to leapfrog the Stags and claim the third and final automatic promotion place in League Two. - MK Dons beat Mansfield 1-0 at Stadium MK to leapfrog the Stags and claim the third and final automatic promotion place in League Two.David Wheeler struck.

Early Wheeler goal sees MK Dons past Mansfield Town and into League One David Wheeler was the hero as MK Dons beat Mansfield Town 1-0 to win the high stakes clash and achieve his side's promotion to League One. The QPR loanee continued his prolific home form by heading MK Dons in front within two minutes of kick-off.

League Two roundup: Notts County relegated while MK Dons go up Notts County are relegated to the National League after defeat at Swindon, while MK Dons beat Mansfield to final promotion place.

Latest match pics as Mansfield Town trail 1-0 at MK Dons Mansfield Town need to find a goal of they will have to settle for a play-off place.

VIDEO: John Lomas previews Mansfield Town's promotion battle at MK Dons We're just minutes away from kick-off at Stadium MK as Mansfield Town look to seal promotion to League One.

Milton Keynes Dons v Mansfield Town Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Milton Keynes Dons and Mansfield Town.

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League One roundup: Luton seal title as Plymouth go down on goal difference Plymouth, Scunthorpe and Walsall relegated to League Two• Doncaster seal final play-off spot with win over CoventryLuton sealed the title while Plymouth, Scunthorpe and Walsall were relegated in a dramatic finale to the League One season.The Hatters needed only to match Barnsley’s result to clinch top spot and with the...

STAGS LIVE: MK Dons v Mansfield Town as it happens It's D-Day in League Two as MK Dons and Mansfield Town battle it out for the final promotion place.

MK Dons vs Mansfield - get the latest in Dons chase for automatic promotion It all comes down to this - MK Dons must beat Mansfield to secure automatic promotion to League 1 today.

Final EFL League Two table as Notts County are relegated to the National League MK Dons and Bury have been promoted to EFL League One, where they will join champions Lincoln City.

League Two round-up: MK Dons promoted, Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town survive, Notts County relegated David Wheeler's goal in the second minute was enough to send the Dons up as Sol Campbell's Macclesfield Town survive at Notts County's expense.

Spreadwise: football spread betting tips, odds and advice One of the biggest games this weekend comes in Sky Bet League Two where MK Dons and Mansfield do battle for the last remaining automatic promotion spot. It's a clear-cut situation.

Jordan: These are the games you live for Sign in or register to watch. Subscribe to watch. Midfielder Jordan Houghton looks ahead to Saturday's clash with Mansfield Town at Stadium MK… Saturday's game between Mansfield Town and MK Dons has thrown up the unique scenario where either team could secure the final promotion spot - a situation Jordan Houghton is relishing.

League Two final day: MK Dons and Mansfield battle for last promotion place MK Dons host Mansfield on Saturday with both teams vying for the final automatic promotion place from League Two.

Tisdale cannot remove the emotions from the final day decider Knowing his side must win on Saturday has not changed the way Paul Tisdale has approached the final day of the season. Visitors Mansfield only need a point against Dons on Saturday to secure a spot in League 1 next season, while only three points will be enough for Tisdale's men to jump the Stags into third place.

Mansfield Town will not play for a draw in MK Dons promotion showdown Mansfield Town may only need a point at MK Dons to win promotion on Saturday, but boss David Flitcroft said there was no question of going there for anything other than a win. "It will certainly be a front foot performance," he said. "In the house I lived in and the support I had off my mum and dad - we were just brought up to win.

Promotion decider was 'destiny' according to Mansfield boss Flitcroft David Flitcroft believes the 'winner-takes-all' game at Stadium MK between MK Dons and his Mansfield side was written in the stars. While Dons must win to take automatic promotion, Mansfield simply need to avoid defeat to be playing League 1 football next season.

No surprises that Dons and Mansfield would battle it out The signs were all there when MK Dons and Mansfield drew 1-1 in October that both sides would be battling it out for automatic promotion. Jordan Houghton scored a wonder-strike to cancel out Jacob Mellis' equally spectacular opener in a close encounter at the One Call Stadium.

Mansfield Town must make the major moments count at MK says boss David Flitcroft Mansfield Town will need to make the major moments count in both boxes if they are to achieve promotion at rivals MK Dons on Saturday says boss David Flitcroft.

Dons should be proud of their season so far After two relegations in three years, Paul Tisdale believes MK Dons should head into Saturday's automatic promotion battle with Mansfield Town proud of the turnaround. In 2016, Dons were relegated from the Championship, and last year dropped out of League 1 with their lowest points total in history.

Winner Takes All: MK Dons Host Mansfield Town in League Two Promotion Showdown MK Dons play host to Mansfield Town on Saturday in a winner takes all clash in the race for League Two automatic promotion.

Press conference: Paul Tisdale previews pivotal Mansfield encounter Paul Tisdale meets with the media ahead of his side's Winner Takes All Sky Bet League Two clash with Mansfield Town at Stadium MK…

PREVIEW: Game on for MK Dons & Mansfield in part 1 of League 2's big finish It has looked for several weeks that the final day clash between MK Dons and Mansfield Town would be a big decider in the League 2 promotion battle. Sure, various others have been in the mix.

MK Dons defenders pushing for places in crunch Mansfield clash George Williams and Joe Walsh could return to the MK Dons starting line-up for their winner-takes-all clash with automatic promotion rivals Mansfield. - George Williams and Joe Walsh could return to the MK Dons starting line-up for their winner-takes-all clash with automatic promotion rivals.

Tis: Fans can play their part on Saturday Paul Tisdale believes the MK Dons supporters can play a crucial role in Saturday's Winner Takes All encounter with Mansfield Town. Tisdale's Dons welcome the Stags to Stadium MK this weekend knowing a victory will see them secure an immediate return to Sky Bet League One.

Mansfield use England's training ground to prepare for Dons game Mansfield Town have been training at St George's Park - home of the England football team - to prepare for their promotion clash with MK Dons.

Fans praised by Dons ahead of season finale With the biggest attendance of the season expected for the final game of the season, Jordan Houghton and Paul Tisdale have urged them to make as much noise as possible on Saturday.

No away tickets available on the day now at MK Dons as Mansfield Town allocation runs low Promotion rivals MK Dons have told Mansfield Town this afternoon that Stags will be given no more tickets for Saturday's showdown at Stadium MK after extra tickets took the final away allocation to 5,300. So tickets will no longer be available on the day of the game as had been advertised.

Promotion decider 'not just another game' for Houghton While nerves will inevitably play a part, the 23-year-old says the game at Stadium MK - which Dons must win to snatch automatic promotion from Mansfield - are the type of affairs he grew up dreaming about playing in, and treating it like any other game this season would not be right.

Perfect preparation for MK Dons as Mansfield Town train at England's HQ Mansfield Town have prepared in the best way possible for the big MK Dons showdown on Saturday by training at England's national headquarters at St George's Park, Burton.

The astonishing all-time English top-flight table from its 131 years existence - including 65 clubs 65 clubs have competed in England's top flight since it was formed 131 years ago - but how does each team rank?

Potential play-off spot could have MK Dons fearing familiar deflating feeling MK Dons face an uncertain few weeks as they head into the final game of the season with their future yet to be decided. They're involved in a fight with Mansfield Town for the final promotion place in League Two, with the Stags the visitors to Stadium MK.

Player of the season Scott Brown agrees one-year Port Vale contract extension He has kept 16 clean sheets and also saved penalties against Morecambe and MK Dons this season to play a significant role in the Valiants' successful battle to avoid dropping out of the Football League. Askey believes Brown literally saved the club from relegation.

MK Dons vs Mansfield Town live streaming: Watch League Two online Match: MK Dons vs Mansfield Town. Competition: League Two. Date: May 4, 2019. Kick-off time: 3:00 pm, May 4, 2019. Stadium: Stadium:mk. Bag a VPN to watch MK Dons vs Mansfield Town live streaming. This match can be seen on official international sources - including iFollow, available in the United States, but not the United Kingdom.

Dons' final game like something from a Hollywood script The stakes for both MK Dons and Mansfield Town could not be higher as they head into their final game promotion decider. The Stags head to Stadium MK above Dons on goal difference alone, meaning Saturday's clash will mean promotion to League 1 for one or the other.

Manchester City champions, Cardiff relegated: What could be decided this weekend? Manchester City could win the title.

Skipper set for Saturday's Winner Takes All clash Captain Dean Lewington speaks with the media about MK Dons' chances of a top-three finish after their defeat to Colchester United… MK Dons welcome Mansfield Town to Stadium MK this Saturday knowing a win will see them return to Sky Bet League One at the first time of asking.

Walsh and Williams ease Dons' defensive injury crisis MK Dons ailing defence could be handed a huge boost for the final game of the season with the return of two key men.

Mansfield tickets - winner takes all at Stadium MK this Saturday! Secure your tickets for this weekend's Winner Takes All clash with Mansfield Town at Stadium MK. Paul Tisdale's side welcome their fellow promotion chasers to Milton Keynes this Saturday afternoon, knowing a win will secure an immediate return to Sky Bet League One.

Mansfield Town to be backed by one of their biggest ever away followings at MK Dons Mansfield Town are set to be backed by one of their biggest ever league followings on Saturday for what's a promotion decider at the MK Dons. The Stags know that if they avoid defeat at Stadium MK, they will be promoted to League One, and in doing so, will be roared on by almost 5,000 fans.

Ian Wright talks up 'wonderful' Leeds United star Patrick Bamford The former England and Arsenal striker worked as striker's coach at MK Dons when Bamford had a spell in Milton Keynes on loan from Chelsea. He clearly knows Bamford well and hearing him suggest this is 'out of character' will be comforting to Leeds fans who will, reluctantly, admit Bamford deserves his punishment.

Bury secure promotion to League 1 Bury will play League 1 football next season after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday. The game at Prenton Park had been rearranged after a waterlogged pitch forced the game into postponement on Saturday. Danny Mayor's second half equaliser cancelled out James Norwood's 30th goal of the season early in the first half.

MK Dons and Mansfield set for final day decider as Bury promoted MK Dons and Mansfield Town's final day meeting will decide the final automatic promotion place in League 2 after Bury drew at Tranmere to book their space.

Aneke's County strike named as April's Goal of the Month Chuks Aneke's solo goal against Notts County has been voted MK Dons' MKFM Goal of the Month for April - his second successive Goal of the Month honour.

Goal of the Year - select your strike for final shortlist! Select your standout strikes to form the final shortlist for the MK Dons' Goal of the Year Award. Select your standout strikes to form the final shortlist for this season's Goal of the Year award. Fans are asked select their two favourite MKFM Goal of the Month winners, which can be viewed above, and the top four will create a final shortlist.

Interview: Chairman looks ahead to Winner Takes All clash Chairman Pete Winkelman talks to iFollow MK Dons ahead of Saturday's Winner Takes All clash with Mansfield Town at Stadium MK…

14-goal ex-Stoke City striker celebrating promotion Seven came in the Checkatrade Trophy but his goals in League Two have often been crucial, like a brace in a 2-0 win over Colchester, one in a 4-3 win over MK Dons and a double in a 3-2 win over Morecambe.

MK Dons chairman defends decision to give more tickets to Mansfield Town for promotion decider MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman has defended his decision to give Mansfield Town an extended allocation of almost 5,000 tickets for Saturday's promotion decider at Stadium MK. Winkelman has come under fire from some Dons supporters for sending Stags an extra 1,000 tickets to the 4,000 originally allocated.

Mansfield given extra allocation for the season finale There could be up to 5,000 travelling Mansfield fans in the away end at Stadium MK for the vital promotion clash on Saturday. Earlier this month, champions Lincoln City brought 5,400 fans to Stadium MK, and the Stags have been given a full allocation for their trip to Milton Keynes this weekend - a decision chairman Pete Winkelman has defended.

Bury bounce back up to League One at first attempt as 1-1 draw with Tranmere ends Rovers' hopes of automatic promotion Second-placed Shakers are guaranteed a top-three finish as the two teams immediately below them, Mansfield and MK Dons, will meet each other on the final day.

Tisdale has breathed new life back into MK Dons and chairman Winkelman too Hiring Paul Tisdale has put the smile back on MK Dons chairman Pete Winkelman's face. After two appointments - Robbie Neilson and Dan Micciche - which the chairman admitted were poor choices with hindsight, Tisdale has taken Dons to the brink of promotion to League 1 again.

Winkelman does not want to be in League 2 for much longer Pete Winkelman is satisfied with MK Dons' performance in League 2 this season, but admitted he does not want to remain in the division for much longer.

MK Dons pitch will suit Mansfield Town in promotion 'cup final', says Stags' Jacob Mellis The big pitch at MK Dons will suit Mansfield Town in Saturday's League Two promotion crunch clash, according to Stags midfielder Jacob Mellis. The former Chelsea man has played there under boss David Flitcroft when both were at Bury. Mellis, who said the Stags players were positive and looking forward to the showdown, added: "It will suit us.

Stags 'emotionally shattered' heading into promotion decider The Mansfield Town players were left floored by Stevenage's late winner - another frustration in a string of many as they squandered another chance to secure automatic promotion.

Player eyeing Oxford United agreement Rob Hall has opened up about his fight for a place in Oxford United's squad next season, claiming he'll do whatever it takes to remain at the Kassam. The 25-year-old has made just three appearances in an injury-hit season, returning to action this weekend as the Us drew 2-2 with promotion hopefuls Doncaster Rovers.

League Two promotion showdown at MK Dons is biggest game of Mansfield Town defender Ryan Sweeney's career Defender Ryan Sweeney says his first full season at Mansfield Town could be his best in the game - if the Stags clinch promotion from League Two in their 'winner-takes-all' showdown at MK Dons on Saturday.

Solid Dons come up short against impressive Imps A tight Sky Bet League Two top-of-the-table clash ended with Lincoln taking a giant step towards the title with a victory which they just about deserved thanks to strong performances in both boxes.

Mansfield players facing 'one hell of a week' ahead of Dons clash Mansfield manager David Flitcroft said his players were in for 'one hell of a week' as they prepare to take on MK Dons on Saturday for a spot in League 1.

The Playoff Race - probabilities examined Norwich wrapped up automatic promotion with victory over Blackburn on Saturday evening, while Sunday's controversial draw with Aston Villa meant Leeds cannot catch second-placed Sheffield United. They need just a point against relegated Ipswich to make sure of finishing third - and history shows the value of securing that spot.

Form is irrelevant as Dons head into Mansfield shoot-out With neither side in winning form heading into the season finale, Dean Lewington believes it will count for nothing when MK Dons take on Mansfield next Saturday for a place in League 1.

Loan Watch: Pattison named Young Player of the Year for Welwyn Garden City Three of MK Dons loanees were in action this past weekend, while Charlie Pattison was named Young Player of the Year for Welwyn Garden City. Having joined Welwyn Garden City back in January, Pattison has more than impressed since arriving.

Talking Points after play-off chasing U's thriller against MK Dons Goals at the start of each half, from home-grown players Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent, ensured that the U's interest in the play-offs will live on into the final weekend. MK Dons, chasing an automatic promotion slot, would have gone second in the table with a win, behind champions Lincoln City, who entertain the U's next Saturday.

Stoppage time dramatics keep Dons' automatic chances alive As the fourth official held up five additional minutes at the end of the game at the JobServe Community Stadium, Dons' automatic promotion chances lay in tatters.

Tisdale pleased with keeper Nicholls after Colchester loss Though losing 2-0 was disappointing, Paul Tisdale had keeper Lee Nicholls to thank that Saturday's defeat to Colchester was not far more embarrassing. Despite being beaten by strikes from Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Hunt at the start of each half, Nicholls denied Colchester three times when they were through one-on-one.

Carl Marston's U's Player Ratings after 2-0 win over MK Dons Dealt well with crosses on full debut. Ryan Jackson 8. So competitive, never gave an inch. Tom Eastman 8. Centre-half was a rock at the back. Frankie Kent 8. Goal capped a superb performance. Brennan Dickenson 8. Left-back was back to his very best. Tom Lapslie 7.

Press conference: Dean Lewington on promotion chances Captain Dean Lewington speaks with the media about MK Dons' chances of a top-three finish after their defeat to Colchester United…

Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker heading for biggest game of his young career in crunch promotion clash Nottingham Forest's Tyler Walker will play the biggest game of his young career on Saturday. The 22-year-old, who is enjoying a prolific loan spell with fellow Nottinghamshire side Mansfield Town, will lead the line for the Stags in their final day clash with MK Dons knowing that victory will see him celebrating his first career promtion.

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Press conference: Paul Tisdale's Col U reaction Sign in or register to watch. Subscribe to watch. Paul Tisdale meets with the media to reflect on his side's defeat to Colchester United and preview next weekend's must-win clash with Mansfield Town…

Flitcroft urges Mansfield to battle on in promotion showdown at MK Dons David Flitcroft told his Mansfield players to look forward to their do-or-die last game of the season as they set up a promotion showdown at rivals MK Dons on Saturday following a shock 2-1 defeat to Stevenage.

Colchester 2-0 MK Dons Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Colchester and MK Dons.

George: I was eager to get back and help teammates George Williams says he has done all he can to get back in time to play a part during the run-in. The defender returned to action over the Easter weekend after over three months on the sidelines due to a hamstring injury he sustained away at Bury - one which required surgery to correct.

Mansfield Town manager David Flitcroft says last-day showdown at MK Dons will be a promotion cup final Mansfield Town boss David Flitcroft has told his players they must quickly put today's shock 2-1 home defeat by Stevenage behind them and get ready for their promotion 'cup final' at rivals MK Dons next Saturday. A 93rd minute heartbreaker from Ilias Chair left Stags needing to win at MK next weekend to be sure of promotion.

Disappointment turns to relief for Lewington after Colchester defeat Dean Lewington admitted the disappointment of their 2-0 defeat to Colchester was quickly put to one side as they realised their promotion chances remain in their hands. Results elsewhere for Forest Green and Mansfield mean a Dons win over the Stags next week will see them playing League 1 football next week.

Colchester prolong play-off chase with win over MK Dons Colchester ensured their play-off chase will go down to the final day of the season after beating automatic promotion hopefuls MK Dons 2-0. - Colchester ensured their play-off chase will go down to the final day of the season after beating automatic promotion hopefuls MK Dons 2-0.Sammie Szmodics.

All eyes on Mansfield as Tisdale brushes off Colchester defeat Paul Tisdale was not going to dwell on the 2-0 defeat to Colchester United as results elsewhere left their automatic promotion in their hands. Defeats for Mansfield and Forest Green let Dons off the hook after turning in a drab showing at the JobServe Community Stadium, with two goals at the start of each half sealing their fate.

MK Dons lose at Colchester as automatic promotion fight goes to final day MK Dons lost 2-0 at Colchester United, but remain in the hunt for automatic promotion as other rivals also failed to win. A goal in each half saw the Dons brushed aside by play-off chasers Colchester, with Sammie Szmodics and Frankie Kent striking the goals for the side from Essex.

Colchester United v Milton Keynes Dons Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Colchester United and Milton Keynes Dons.

Late drama elsewhere keeps Dons automatic chances alive despite poor defeat at Colchester Two goals within two minutes of each half saw MK Dons brushed aside with ease by play-off chasing Colchester, but events elsewhere late in the day ensure their automatic promotion chances are still in their hands.

Colchester United vs MK Dons - get the latest from the League 2 clash There is a lot on the line when Colchester and MK Dons to head-to-head this afternoon.

Paul Tisdale preparing for 'winner takes all' clash with Mansfield Paul Tisdale admits it is "winner takes all" when MK Dons take on Mansfield on the final day with an automatic promotion place at stake after they lost 2-0 at play-off hopefuls Colchester.

Colchester 2-0 MK Dons: Hosts win to take play-off battle to the final day Colchester ensured their play-off chase will go down to the final day of the season after beating automatic promotion hopefuls MK Dons 2-0. Sammie Szmodics gave Colchester the lead after 95 seconds, drilling in a low shot from the edge of the area after the Dons had only partially cleared Sam Saunders' corner.

Rovers defender Downing asked about his long-term future Paul Downing says he has given no thoughts as to his future with loan club Doncaster battling to secure a play-off spot. The central defender is out of contract at Rovers this summer, though they do have a 12 month option in their favour on the deal Downing signed when joining permanently from MK Dons in January 2018.

'A terrific all-round display' –U's boss McGreal after 2-0 win over MK Dons Colchester United boss John McGreal hailed his side’s 2-0 home win over MK Dons this afternoon as a “terrific performance.”.

U's keep play-off hopes alive as Szmodics and Kent net goals against MK Dons Frank Nouble caused problems with a strong run down the left flank, and although his cross-cum-shot was blocked, Szmodics was able to nip in and slide the ball back towards Kent, who planted a low shot into the net from 15 yards out. The U's showed just one change to the side that drew 1-1 at Yeovil on Easter Monday.

MK Marathon Race Director and Founder preparing to join in the fun! The man behind the eighth Milton Keynes Marathon will be running for the first time this year. Andy Hully, Race Director, founded the MK Marathon in 2011 and is going to be running the Rightmove MK Rocket 5k this year, with the support of his daughter Rosalind, 22, and son Dan, 29, who are also taking part.

'It should feel like a cup final' – U's Szmodics ahead of MK Dons test Colchester United’s leading scorer, Sammie Szmodics, remains confident that his home-town club will reach the play-offs.

MK Dons Face Tough Trip to Colchester United Saturday's Sky Bet League Two fixtures see MK Dons face a tough trip to Colchester United in their bid for automatic promotion.

Teenage striker Ste Walker 'will return to Middlesbrough a better player' after MK Dons loan A stint at League One promotion-chasers MK Dons has been a lesson in life for striking prospect Walker.

'It's something I wasn't expecting' – U's keeper Ross Ross made a dramatic U's debut as a 56th minute substitute at Yeovil on Easter Monday, after fellow keeper Dillon Barnes had been sent off for violent conduct in the aftermath to the Glovers' opening goal. The 22-year-old looked solid during the final third of the match, and stood up well to some late pressure in a 1-1 draw at Huish Park.

Both sides still fighting for something as Dons prepare for Colchester clash Three points will be vital to both MK Dons and Colchester United when the sides meet on Saturday. With the U's two points outside the play-off spots, Dons know a win at the JobServe Community Stadium will keep their automatic promotion chances very much alive with one game to go next week.

Port Vale vs Macclesfield preview Port Vale boss John Askey could opt to recall leading scorer Tom Pope to his starting line-up for the club's final home game of the season against Macclesfield. Pope dropped to the bench for Monday's 1-1 draw at MK Dons, where Danny Elliott was given a first start in his place, but the 33-year-old will hope to return against the Silkmen.

Colchester vs MK Dons preview Colchester boss John McGreal will be without suspended goalkeeper Dillon Barnes for the visit of promotion-chasing MK Dons. Barnes was shown a red card during the 1-1 draw at Yeovil on Easter Monday, so starts a three-match ban.

'We have let our home fans down' - Port Vale ace Monday's impressive 1-1 draw at promotion-chasing MK Dons continued a respectable season away from home for the Vale who have suffered just eight defeats on the road. However, their 12 home league defeats in the season is the worst tally in the division and has also set an unwanted club record.

'Traditional Bristol Rovers style' - Full Graham Coughlan transcript on Fleetwood Town, safety, spin classes and Chris Lines Going into these final games with your fate in your own hands speaks volumes about the job that's been done over the last few months. It's been tough, it hasn't been easy, but, as I keep saying, they're a great bunch.

Tis: Supporters have a role to play on Saturday Paul Tisdale has called on the MK Dons supporters to play their part on Saturday. Tisdale's men travel to Colchester United this weekend for a crucial Sky Bet League Two clash at the JobServe Stadium and they are set to be backed in Essex by over 850 supporters.

Press conference: Lewington looks ahead to Colchester clash Dean Lewington meets with the media to preview Saturday's clash with Colchester United…

Press conference: Paul Tisdale talks Colchester United Paul Tisdale meets with the media to preview his side's Sky Bet League Two clash with Colchester United at the JobServe Community Stadium…

Lewie flattered by Dons fans' tribute The away end of the JobServe Community Stadium in Colchester will be orange - at auburn - to pay tribute to Dean Lewington on Saturday.

Dillon Barnes banned for Colchester's clash with MK Dons Colchester boss John McGreal will be without suspended goalkeeper Dillon Barnes for the visit of promotion-chasing MK Dons. - Colchester boss John McGreal will be without suspended goalkeeper Dillon Barnes for the visit of promotion-chasing MK Dons.Barnes was shown a red card.

Tisdale is not ignoring potential of the play-offs While their automatic promotion chances remain in their hands, Paul Tisdale says he cannot ignore the fact his MK Dons side may miss out and be forced to go through the play-offs. The former Exeter boss has been the losing finalist in each of the last two League 2 play-off finals and is eager to miss out on an unwanted hat-trick.

Dons' "massive turnaround" since last year This time last year, MK Dons had just sacked Dan Micciche and were left needing an 8-0 win over Scunthorpe to stay in League 1. And with their chances of automatic promotion this season still in their hands, Dean Lewington says the club has come on leaps and bounds.

Two games to define MK Dons' season After 44 games, it will all come down to the final day of the season and the connotations are simple - two wins and MK Dons will be promoted.

Lincoln City win the Sky Bet League Two Trophy Lincoln City secured the Sky Bet League Two title on Saturday after drawing 0-0 with an inform Tranmere Rovers side. The title was captured after both Mk Dons and Mansfield failed to win meaning that no team could mathematically catch the Imps. Lincoln Fans were understandably joyous as they stormed the pitch after the final whistle.

U's out to spoil Dons' day and snatch a play-off spot Colchester boss John McGreal believes his side can still snatch a play-off spot this season. The U's sit two points behind Exeter City, who occupy the final place with two games remaining. Dons travel to the JobServe Community Stadium on Saturday knowing they will likely need a victory to keep their automatic promotion hopes alive.

'One last little push' – U's boss McGreal ahead of MK Dons clash Colchester United boss, John McGreal, is looking for his side to make that ‘last little push” to reach the League Two play-offs.

Not good enough: The reason MK Dons fans shouldn't be happy with this season's outcome MK Dons have slipped out of the top three in League Two once more and now face a real battle to get back into the automatic promotion spots. They face a final day date with destiny, a game against Mansfield at Stadium: MK which will surely result in the winners going up and the losers facing a torrid time in the play-offs.

George Williams happy to return but disappointed as MK Dons drop points MK Dons defender George Williams was pleased to continue his return from injury but disappointed it wasn't matched with three points. The full-back played as a substitute during the Dons' 1-1 draw with Port Vale, having not played in an MK Dons home game since January after suffered an injury.

Agard named as March's Player of the Month Kieran Agard has been named MK Dons' Royal Cabs Player of the Month for March. The striker scored five goals during the month, including a brace off the bench away at Morecambe as well as the decisive strike in the 1-0 win over Crawley Town.

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Paul Tisdale left to rue big moments at both ends as MK Dons held MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale was left to lament moments at either end going against his side as they drew with Port Vale. The Dons manager spoke after a 1-1 draw at home to the midtable Valiants, which saw the home side drop out of the top 3 with two games remaining.

Dons absent in PFA Team of the Year No members of the MK Dons squad have been named in the PFA League 2 Team of the Year.

Loan Rangers: Smyth stars for Accrington at Doncaster Read how QPR's out-on-loan players got on over the Easter weekend.

Loan Watch: Walker Enjoying MK Dons Loan Spell "When I go back to Middlesbrough, I'll be a better player from my time with MK Dons." Walker was left on the bench for the Dons, who slipped out of the League Two automatic promotion places after being held at home to Port Vale. After falling behind to Tom Conlon's early second half strike, David Wheeler brought the Dons back level.

Dons' strikers have been a source of inspiration for Middlesbrough loanee Walker Teenager Stephen Walker has praised each of MK Dons' front line for helping him develop as a player.

Plymouth Argyle vs Southend: LIVE match action, goal updates from Central League game However, there is still a chance the Pilgrims could win the title as they are two points behind leaders Exeter City but have played one match less than them. Second-placed MK Dons, who host Exeter on Tuesday afternoon, are a point above Argyle on the same number of games.

Fit-again Williams had to remain patient in fitness battle While defenders were dropping like flies, George Williams said he was not encouraged to rush back ahead of time from a long-term hamstring injury. Williams had been out since early January after suffering the injury against Bury.

League Two Promotion Race: Bury Capitalize on Dropped Points For MK Dons and Mansfield Town Although Lincoln City may have wrapped up the title, the League Two promotion race continued behind them, with three teams vying for the two remaining spots.

Press conference: Paul Tisdale's Port Vale reaction Paul Tisdale meets with the media to reflect on his side's 1-1 draw with Port Vale at Stadium MK…

Mansfield Town not focusing on MK Dons showdown - just yet Mansfield Town will not get ahead of themselves and look towards the last match of the season at promotion rivals MK Dons - just yet,.

MK Dons boss Tisdale disappointed with draw Paul Tisdale admitted MK Dons were sub-par during their 1-1 draw with Port Vale - but still felt they had enough to get all three points. - Paul Tisdale admitted MK Dons were sub-par during their 1-1 draw with Port Vale - but still felt they had enough to get all three points.In a thrilling.

Dressing room downbeat after Port Vale draw George Williams admitted the Dons dressing room was a downbeat place after drawing 1-1 with Port Vale on Monday.

Two wins required after Dons draw with Vale MK Dons will have to win both of their remaining fixtures if they are to get automatic promotion, says Paul Tisdale. Dons squandered the chance to move into second on Monday after they drew 1-1 with Port Vale. Having missed a first half Kieran Agard penalty, Tom Conlon fired the visitors ahead just three minutes into the second period.

MK Dons drop out of the automatic promotion spots after draw against Port Vale Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held to a 1-1 draw against Port Vale which saw the hosts drop out of the automatic promotion spots. - Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held to a 1-1 draw against Port Vale which saw the hosts drop out of the automatic promotion spots.A largely.

Dons slip out of the top three after Port Vale draw Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons dropped out of the automatic promotion places again on Monday, drawing 1-1 with Port Vale.

MK Dons left frustrated after dropping points against Port Vale MK Dons were left frustrated by Port Vale as they drew 1-1, as they drop out of the automatic promotion spots on goal difference. Tom Conlon then lashed the away side in front straight after the break. David Wheeler equalised within minutes, but despite probing, the Dons couldn't find a decisive second and drop points.

MK Dons vs Port Vale - get the latest from Stadium MK MK Dons enter the final three games of the season in the automatic promotion places, and will look to stay there with a win over Port Vale this afternoon.

Milton Keynes Dons v Port Vale Live coverage of Monday's League Two game between Milton Keynes Dons and Port Vale.

MK Dons 1-1 Port Vale: Kieran Agard misses penalty in draw Sky Bet League Two match MK Dons vs Port Vale. Preview and stats followed by live commentary, video highlights and match report.

Walker: MK Dons providing perfect platform to develop MK Dons has a history of giving young footballers a chance in the game, the latest, Stephen Walker, feels his time with the Club is making him a better player day-to-day.

Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Port Vale Kieran Agard missed a penalty as MK Dons were held to a draw by Port Vale, which saw the hosts drop out of League Two's automatic promotion spots. A largely quiet opening 40 minutes saw Vale happy to let the hosts play in front of them as MK Dons probed for the opener.

MK Dons 1, Port Vale 1 LIVE! Report and reaction as gutsy Vale earn point Live blog from Port Vale's League Two game at MK Dons.

MK Dons v Port Vale confirmed teams: John Askey makes changes as striker gets chance Confirmed team news from MK Dons v Port Vale.

MK Dons v Port Vale LIVE! Danny Elliott gets chance as Vale aim for upset I'm told MK Dons will line up 4-3-3. Nicholls. Brittain Martin Houghton Lewington. Harley Cisse McGrandles. Whelan Agard Hesketh. This is a huge game for MK Dons who need a win to stay on course for automatic promotion. But there's also something on the game for the Vale who, despite being officially safe, will want to finish the season well.

Come on Exeter City! Show the spirit of MK Dons to get over the line and into the play-offs An exhilarating, all-action display of football that saw Exeter City beat Paul Tisdale's promotion favourites MK Dons 3-1 at St James Park and come full-time, Matt Taylor could not have been a happier man. "We attacked the game," Taylor said of the best performance of the season so far.

John Askey: Whoever is Port Vale boss has to make sure we get proper League Two players in, if not better, so we can build something "We don't want to be in this situation again. Whoever it is has to make sure we get proper League Two players in, if not better, so we can build something." Askey replaced Neil Aspin in February and his side's form in March has steered the 10 points clear of the drop zone.

MK Dons Host Port Vale in Penultimate Home Game in League Two MK Dons host Port Vale in their penultimate League Two home game of the season, hoping to kick on from their success over Notts County on Friday.

Port Vale not expected to be on their holidays at Stadium MK Taking on a Port Vale side with nothing to play does not mean they will be on the beach early. With the Valiants ensuring League 2 football on Good Friday, despite their 4-1 defeat to Stevenage, they had nothing left to play for this season, starting with a trip to Stadium MK on Easter Monday.