Football League World’s Chris Thorpe will be live from Plough Lane as AFC Wimbledon take on Hull City in Sky Bet League One, with both sides looking to push on towards their respective objectives over the coming weeks.
Mark Robinson and his squad will be in confident mood ahead of Saturday’s game after they picked up the first home victory of the Head Coach’s tenure on Tuesday as a late Jack Rudoni goal sealed all three points for the Dons against Gillingham in what was only their third win at their new stadium.
Meanwhile Grant McCann will be looking for a reaction from his side after they slumped to a midweek home defeat against Ipswich Town, thus putting a dent in their push for the automatic promotion places.
Another win for Wimbledon on home soil could see them rise as high as 18th if other results go their way, whilst a victory on the road for Hull could see them close the gap on second place Lincoln City to just one point.
The Dons will be boosted by the return of midfielder Callum Reilly for this weekend’s game, with the former Gillingham man having set the midweek game out against his former club due to a hamstring problem.
Meanwhile the likes of Ollie Palmer, Zach Robinson and Jack Madelin continue to make good progress towards their returns to action, with all three having taken part in modified training this week.
However Paul Kalambayi and Shayon Harrison continue to be long-term absentees for the home side, with both players currently rehabilitating.
Whilst for the Tigers, Josh Magennis could return to the starting eleven in place of Gavin Whyte after being on the bench for the defeat to Ipswich, meaning that the former Charlton Athletic man would be expected to play alongside Mallik Wilks and Keane Lewis-Potter in a three-pronged attack.
Richie Smallwood, Tom Eaves and Brandon Fleming continue to be long-term absentees whilst the likes of Martin Samuelsen and Callum Jones are both doubts for the weekend.
AFC Wimbledon possible starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Walker; Johnson, Heneghan, Nightingale, Guinness-Walker, Woodyard, Dobson, Rudoni, Chislett, Longman, Pigott
Hull City possible starting lineup (4-3-3):
Ingram; Emmanuel, Burke, Greaves, Elder, Honeyman, Docherty, Crowley, Wilks, Magennis, Lewis-Potter
AFC Wimbledon have won two of their last 14 matches in League One, with those successes coming in two of their last three league outings.
The Dons fell to defeat when they faced off against Hull City last time out, with a Lewis-Potter tap-in sealing a slightly fortuitous victory for the Tigers on that occasion with Wimbledon having wasted several chances.
Hull City have only lost one of their previous 10 away games to teams based in London and will be keen to extend that record on Saturday when they visit Plough Lane in it’s current guise for the first time.
The Tigers are unbeaten in their last two away league games, with McCann’s side having netted eight and conceded just three in both fixtures combined.
How to watch the game?
The match will be available to watch via both club’s respective websites, with iFollow passes costing £10 per person.
Kick-off is 3pm.