HEAD-TO-HEAD: Form favours Dons as they head to Bristol Rovers

Lee Nicholls played for Bristol Rovers while on loan from Wigan in 2015
Lee Nicholls played for Bristol Rovers while on loan from Wigan in 2015

MK Dons will be out continue their strong run of form against Bristol Rovers when they visit the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

While there is only a point and a place separating the two sides in League 1 so far, Dons have the upper hand when it comes to playing The Gas, losing only once in ten meetings, winning six of them.

Dons keeper Lee Nicholls spent three months on loan at the Memorial Stadium in 2015, racking up 17 appearances for them.

"I spent a short time there, about three months I think," he said. "I played a lot of games, the fans and staff were good to me so I have no qualms going back, but I want to come away with three points."

Last season, the sides shared the points on both occasions, when just a month separated the two games. Matty Taylor netted twice in the last three minutes to complete his hat-trick and snatch an unlikely 3-3 draw for Rovers, while managerless Dons took a 0-0 draw from the reverse fixture last November.

Dons head to Bristol having picked up just two points from a possible 12. While Darrell Clarke’s Rovers are in a similarly rough patch of form, having lost each of their last three outings as they sit 16th in the table, though their last win was a 6-0 drubbing of Northampton Town at Sixfields.