Date: 29th August 2014 at 1:10pm
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Following Tuesday`s shock 4-0 win over Manchester United, MK Dons line up against a very different Red Devils side on Saturday at stadium:mk.

Eager to use the United result as a spring-board for the season, and with a hopefully boosted crowd to cheer them on, anything less than a win will seem a bit of an anti-climax for Karl Robinson`s side. Dons boss said:

‘We know how difficult Saturday is going to be against a good Crawley side but if there isn’t a player who can’t utilise that victory over Manchester United then they’re in the wrong industry.’

But Crawley are no easy prospect. They sit 13th in the table with six points, and after losing their last two to Bradford and Sheffield United will be eager to get some more points on the board, especially after winning this same fixture 2-0 last season.

The Reds also have ex-Don Izale McLeod in their ranks. Despite being the Don`s all time record scorer with 62 goals, the journeyman striker struggled in his second period at stadium:mk netting only 8 times in 49 appearances, often over-shadowed by the on-loan Patrick Bamford and struggled to fit into Robinson`s system. However 3 goals already this season for his new club following his summer release from the Dons, means he should be a constant threat on Saturday.

But while the Dons lost mediocre McLeod to Crawley they gained the superb Kyle McFadzean. The centre-back signed for the Dons in the summer (for a fee rumoured to be around £150,000), after an impressive four years at Crawley and has continued to perform well at the heart of the Don`s defence alongside Anthony Kay. Ex-Crawley manager Richie Barker is also now Karl Robinson`s assistant.

Right-back Lee Hodson is out for three months following an injury at Chesterfield and will be likely be replaced by the improving George Baldock, while Danny Green may have to sit out again due to a worsening hamstring injury. Goalkeeper David Martin seems to have overcome his injury that kept him out of the draw with Coventry to play the whole game against United, and should start.

Robinson now needs to choose between Will Grigg and Benik Afobe to lead the line, both of whom scored twice against United, while Samir Carruthers, Daniel Powell, Dean Bowditch and Ben Reeves will all be vying for one of the attacking spots.

Should the Dons now want to produce a promotion winning season, this is the sort of fixture where three points is a must.