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Southampton vs. MK Dons

St Mary's Stadium

Sat 2nd April 2011


Saints v Dons Preview

Southampton host rivals MK Dons this Saturday hoping that the 10 day break has recharged our squad's batteries and kept them fresh for the battles ahead.

The Dons will be itching to show why they are regarded as one of the best away teams in the league and will undoubtedly make things difficult for us.

Vital Quotes:

Southampton Team News:

Lallana is hoping to be declared fit for this game.

chneiderlin, Connolly and Holmes are all slowly recovering from their injuries as well.

xlade-Chamberlain may be out for a while which is a blow.

obern is out for the third of his three game punishment suspension for his red card.

ur new loan signing Dale Stephens may get a part to play as he tries to show our club his worth.

Player to watch: Rickie Lambert

Rickie has shown some good form of late and will be ready to show once more why other teams fear him.

MK Dons Team News:

Loanie Clayton could make his first start. Marsh-Brown is now fit and could return.

f given FIFA clearance Shaun Williams could also play.

Player to watch: Ray Lewington

The old timer could have a big say in how our forwards fare against the Dons and is also dangerous at set pieces.

Match Facts & Stats

Saints have the edge over Dons in our home matches.

We have won 7, drawn 8 and lost 2.

Ref Watch:

Mr Mick Russell Officiates Mr W Atkin & Mr J O'Brien assist. Mr P Knight is 4th official.

Match Prediction:

This should be a tight hard fought game and I give us a slight edge so go for 2-1.

Next Fixtures:

Tues 5th April

aints v Charlton

Sat 9th April

K Dons v Carlisle

The Journalist

Writer: SFC Forever Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday March 31 2011

Time: 5:52PM

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These upstarts need putting in their place, preferably several divisions down and replaced by AFC Wimbledon. Stuff 'em on Saturday.
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31/03/2011 20:15:00

I'd love to see AFC Wimbledon rise high enough to be able to put them in their place themselves.
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01/04/2011 06:45:00

Have a feeling that this could be a really hard match for us to win. Dons are doing well and are on a great roll as they have closed the gap on all of us that are above them. With the exception of Brighton that is.
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