HEAD-TO-HEAD: Dons hope for a repeat of Glanford Park success

Scunthorpe haven't been beaten at Glanford Park since December.
Scunthorpe haven't been beaten at Glanford Park since December.

MK Dons will face their toughest ever trip to Glanford Park on Saturday when they take on League 1 pace setters Scunthorpe.

Iron fans have to look back more than a decade to find their last home win against Dons, when they beat Danny Wilson's men 2-0 in February 2006 thanks to two Billy Sharpe strikes in the opening 10 minutes.

In the subsequent five matches the pair have played at Glanford Park, Dons have been triumphant in three - including two 3-0 wins - drawing the other two.

While Dons haven't won at home in 11 games, contributing to their mediocre start to life back in League 1, their away form has been excellent of late, with wins in four of their six matches on the road this season.

But they travel to take on Graham Alexander's side who are in a rich vein of form. Having lost just once this season, Scunthorpe are a point clear of Bradford City at the top of the league, and are unbeaten at home since December - a 22-game streak.

Earlier this week, Robinson predicted 'murder' if Scunthorpe sat back against his side, but said he knew the challenges the league leaders would pose to them on Saturday.

"They have a very strong team. They've got an excellent midfield and three very good strikers.

"I like the way they play, and their solidarity out of possession, and their aggression. It'll be difficult, but we're well drilled. When we went up there last, we had a wonderful result and hopefully we can replicate that."

"We go into these games, knowing how hard it will be. But this team is good enough to go up.

"Losing Ed will be a loss to us but I think Samir Carruthers has been one of our best players of late."