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Preview: Pools v MK Dons

28 March 2013

We bring you the ultimate guide to Saturday's League One games against MK Dons at Victoria Park (3pm kick off).

npower League One 
Hartlepool United v MK Dons 
Friday 29th March 2013 
Kick Off: 3pm 

The Opposition 
MK Dons come into today's game on the back of just two wins in their last 12 League outings and sitting in 13th position in the table. 

Their recent form could not be more different to that prior to Pools' meeting with them earlier in the season. 

Karl Robinson's outfit hosted Pools in December on the back of a run of 6 wins in 8 games, good form which saw them move up to 5th position in the League, two points behind the automatic spot. 

However, some poor fortunes with injuries and suspensions have seen their bid for promotion falter and they currently lie 11 points behind the Play Off spots.

Head To Head 
The December meeting between the two teams at stadium:mk saw Pools extend their winless run to 21 games as the hosts took a 1-0 win thanks to Ryan Lowe's 16th minute strike. 

Friday's match with be the 16th meeting between Pools and MK Dons, with the Dons having come out on top in 8 of the match - Pools have won just 3. 

There have been two 5-0 victories over the years, one for Pools in January 2005 and one for MK Dons in January 2010, though more recent meetings have been much tighter. 

Last Meeting 
Saturday 15th December 2012 
MK Dons 1 Pools 0 

MK Dons: Martin, Doumbe, Lewington, Kay, Potter, Chadwick, Gleeson, Williams, Bowditch, Lowe (MacDonald 83), Balanta (Ismail 61) 

Pools: Flinders, Humphreys, Collins, Horwood (Holden 5), Baldwin, Franks (Poole 71), Monkhouse, Sweeney, Richards, Wyke (Rutherford 81), Howard 

Team News 
Both managers have a number of injury concerns ahead of the Good Friday meeting. 

Fans can buy tickets in advance from the Victoria Park Ticket Office or on the turnstiles on the day of the game. 

Click here for more information on tickets for Friday's game. 

Live Coverage 
You can still download a FREE TRIAL on Pools Player, giving you access to full match commentary of Friday's game so you can log in wherever you are - even on your mobile phone. 

Click here for details on Pools Player. 

If you fancy a flutter on Friday's match, then make sure you check out the latest odds on Bet Butler - where every bet benefits Pools. 

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