Dons wary of a threatening Accrington side

John Coleman's side visit Stadium MK on Saturday

Friday, 12th March 2021, 1:28 pm
Dion Charles scored twice against Dons in December

Russell Martin hopes his side will put all the pieces back together on Saturday when they take on Accrington Stanley at Stadium MK.

Dons are without a win in their last five and have slid back to 16th in the table. Accrington have also suffered a bit of a dip recently, winning one of their last six as they sit 10th in the standings.

Stanley, who have been in League One since 2018/19, with 14th and 17th place finishes since. Making a strong start to the season, John Coleman's side could have gone top at one stage had they won all their games in hand, but have levelled off recently.

Martin said: "Accrington have shown year-on-year they stick to what they do, they really improve and have been performing really well. They’ve had a lot of games recently, if they won their games in hand they’d be top not so long ago so they are a real threat.

"Their manager is really experienced and spent a lot of time at one club. They are really good at what they do. As always, it's about us and how we impose ourselves, get a win and get back on track."

When the sides met earlier this season, Dion Charles gave Accrington an early lead before a brilliant solo effort from Carlton Morris got Dons level early in the second half. Despite looking Dons the team on top, Charles netted a second 10 minutes later as Stanley claimed back-to-back 2-1 victories.

"It was a disappointing one," Martin said. "It was frustrating, we started slowly and then got into the game but they scored when we were on top.

"We’ve had too many games like that this season, when you get beat by a team you feel deserve it or have been better on the night, you give credit to them and lick your wounds. But you have games you don’t feel you lose – and that’s one of them."