MK Dons v Leeds United: Big match preview

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Check out our at a glance guide to Leeds United’s away day clash with the MK Dons.

KEY BATTLE

Sam Gallagher v Sol Bamba: Karl Robinson likes to play one up front and Gallagher – a 20-year-old signed from Southampton in July – has been leading the line more often than not. It’s a big ask of such a young player and he is yet to score this season. MK Dons as a club have scored only once at home. Sol Bamba is due a good performance and will hopefully keep Gallagher quiet.

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KEY MAN

Diego Poyet: The son of Gus and a player who joined MK Dons on loan from West Ham last month. Poyet, who has played against Leeds in the past with Charlton, is being used as a playmaker by Harrison, one half of the ‘two’ in MK Dons’ 4-2-3-1 formation. He will want to make a big impression in the Championship having dipped in and out of West Ham’s side.

LAST TIME

Saturday, September 26, 2009: MK Dons 0 Leeds United 1, Goals: Leeds – Snodgrass 90.

EXPERT VIEW

Phil Hay says: This could be classed as the first serious test of Uwe Rosler and his players. They are at a low ebb after an unsatisfying week and regardless of how competitive the Championship is, there will never be a day when Leeds go to Milton Keynes without some expectation of a victory. A cagey fixture could quite easily go either way and Harrison needs a win after three defeats on trot.

BETTING

Home win – 16/11; Draw – 5/2; Away win – 28/13.

DEFEAT: For Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen.

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