Milton Keynes Dons skipper Dean Lewington hasn’t given up on his side achieving automatic promotion to the Sky Bet Championship just yet.
The left-back, who came through the Wimbledon FC academy before following the club to Milton Keynes, still holds hope that his side can catch second placed Preston North End.
Lewington told the club’s official website: “Obviously we have to win our game but we’ve forced them into a position where, realistically, they have to win too and that’s all we could really do. We’ve put as much pressure on them as we can – there’s still hope left.”
Karl Robinson’s side sit one point behind Preston North End going into the final day of the season come Sunday, meaning their fate remains out of their own hands despite winning eight of their last nine fixtures.
The Dons arguably have the easier of the two sides’ final games, facing a Yeovil Town side at Stadium:MK who have already been relegated and have nothing but pride left to play for.
Preston, on the other hand, travel to Colchester United in a season defining game for both teams as United are likely to need a result from the game to retain their League One status.
Preston do have the advantage however of needing to only match MK’s result whereas the third placed Dons need to better North End’s result on Sunday.
The team who doesn’t claim the final automatic promotion spot are likely to face Chesterfield over two legs in an attempt to get to Wembley.
Chesterfield currently occupy sixth in the league after they confirmed a top six finish at the weekend but can move to fifth should they win at Bramall Lane this weekend.
Swindon Town and Sheffield United make up the other teams in top sixth, currently placed fourth and fifth in the division respectively.