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AFC Wimbledon: The factfile

14 March 2014

All you need to know about Saturday's opponents

LAST RESULT: AFC Wimbledon 1-1 Chesterfield, Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 11th March

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 3, Drawn: 2, Lost: 5

The Dons have struggled of late, losing five of their last ten games. Without a win in three, Wimbledon will be looking to get back to winning ways and will be encouraged by a recent 2-1 win away at Newport County.

The Brewers are hoping to extend their unbeaten run to five, and will be confident of getting a result after picking up four points from away games against Oxford and Portsmouth in the last week.

THE GAFFER - NEAL ARDLEY

Club favourite Neal Ardley has been manager of Wimbledon since October 2012, taking over from long serving Terry Brown.

A distinguished player during his time with the original Wimbledon. He began his career with the club and went on to make 301 appearances in 11 years. Moving to Watford in 2002, Ardley played 128 times for the Hornets, scoring seven goals.

Ardley spent the 2005-06 season at Cardiff City, scoring once in 41 games before joining Millwall, for whom he played 23 times
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Ardley retired with injury in 2007, and later joined Cardiff City as Academy Manager.

HEAD TO HEAD:
Burton Albion wins: 2
Draws: 1
AFC Wimbledon wins: 2

LAST TIME WE MET:
Saturday 21st September 2013, Sky Bet League 2, Kingsmeadow Stadium
AFC Wimbledon 3-1 Burton Albion

AFC Wimbledon continued their good start to the season with a 3-1 win over the Brewers.

Albion had to play most of the game with ten men following Marcus Holness' red card only 20 minutes in. That didn't deter the side as Adam McGurk put Burton in the lead six minutes after Holness' dismissal.

The Brewers went into the break on top, but second half goals from Michael Smith, Jack Midson and Andy Frampton sealed a win for the Dons.

ONE TO WATCH - JACK MIDSON

Playing out most of his career in non-league, Jack Midson will be one of the Dons' leading goalscoring threats on Saturday.

Beginning his career at hometown club Stevenage, he played for Harlow Town, Hayes, Chelmsford, Hendon, Arlesey, Dagenham & Redbridge, Hemel Hempstead, Bishop's Stortford and Histon.

Midson's break came when he earned a move to then-Conference side Oxford United in 2009, scoring 12 goals in 64 games as the U's were promoted back to the Football League.

Midson also played for Southend United and Barnet on loan, before making a permanent move to Wimbledon in 2011, where he has so far scored 38 goals in 131 appearances.

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