Football League World’s Chris Thorpe will be live from Plough Lane on Tuesday as AFC Wimbledon play host to Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League One, in what is being billed as a vital game for both clubs as they chase their respective objectives.
Mark Robinson’s side are expected to be full of confidence heading into this fixture after emphatically beating Accrington Stanley 5-1 away from home at the weekend to breathe new life into their survival hopes and move themselves out of the relegation zone.
Meanwhile for Paul Cook it was a case of more frustration last time out as his side drew a blank at home to Milton Keynes, as they extended their run without a goal in the league to two games, which in turn further dampened their hopes of making the play-offs come May.
Another victory for the Dons could see them extend their lead over the bottom four to four points if other results across the division fall in their favour, whilst a win on the road for the Tractor Boys could see them move level on points with the top six.
The home side will be without the services of centre back Ben Heneghan after the defender was sent off following two yellow cards away at Stanley on Saturday, meaning that Paul Kalambayi could be in line for his first league start since late January.
Meanwhile, the likes of Darnell Johnson and Callum Reilly also remain on the sidelines for the South London club, whilst striker Corie Andrews continues to build up his match fitness ahead of putting himself in contention for first team involvement.
As for Ipswich, the visitors are expected to be without winger Luke Thomas for the foreseeable future, with the player set for some time out on the sidelines due to personal reasons that have not been disclosed.
Flynn Downes could once again start for the Tractor Boys, with the midfielder having returned against Milton Keynes after being out since mid-March with a hamstring injury, whilst Tristan Nydam could also once again be involved after coming on as a second half substitute on Saturday.
AFC Wimbledon possible starting lineup (4-1-2-1-2):
Tzanev; O’Neill, Kalambayi, Nightingale, Guinness-Walker, Dobson, Woodyard, Rudoni, Assal, Palmer, Pigott
Ipswich Town possible starting lineup (3-5-2):
Holy; Woolfenden, Nsiala, Chambers, Edwards, Bishop, Downes, Dozzell, Ward, Drinan, Parrott
Wimbledon will be looking for their first win over Ipswich Town since returning to the Football League, with their previous two Sky Bet League One meetings ending in a defeat and a draw for the Dons.
The hosts will also be looking to win back to back to league games for the first time this season as they continue to fight off the threat of relegation.
Tuesday’s game will be the first time that Ipswich have visited Plough Lane in it’s current form, with the two sides set to face each other twice this month after previous games were rearranged.
Cook has never lost a match against Wimbledon in his managerial career and will; be looking to maintain his imperious record against the Londoners this week.
The Tractor Boys have however only won once in their last 12 trips to the capital and have scored just eight times during that run which stretches back to February 2016.
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 6:30pm.