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It is played one drawn one for new Sunderland boss Alex Neil, who was forced to watch his side stumble to a 1-1 draw away to AFC Wimbledon in midweek.
Not the start Neil would have been gunning for, with the former Preston North End boss now facing an upwards task if he wishes to see his side challenge for the automatic positions.
Sunderland’s current winless streak sits at an alarmingly poo four matches, with their last triumph in the league coming almost one month ago.
Understanding of the pressures the Black Cats job brings, Neil will be forced to hit the ground running, if he is to be a success in the North East.
Currently above their opponents on Saturday in the League One table, MK Dons are best placed out of the challengers to bridge the gap to Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic.
Contrary to Sunderland’s stumbling form, the Dons have enjoyed a stellar run of results in recent months, losing only one of their last 11 League One matches.
Surprisingly, that defeat came against relegation candidate Doncaster Rovers, with Liam Manning‘s side otherwise boasting a near-perfect run of results.
Confident of a result on Saturday, MK Dons will have to avenge a three-game winless run against Sunderland if they wish to take three points.
If Sunderland are to have any remaining chance of playing in the Championship next season, the form of Ross Stewart will be crucial.
The striker has netted 18 times so far this season and will start up front for the Black Cats, with Alex Pritchard and Jack Clarke offering width either side.
Anthony Patterson will stat between the sticks for Sunderland, with centre-back duo Callum Doyle and Bailey Wright just in front.
For MK Dons, their standout attacker has been Scott Twine, who has contributed in some capacity to 16 goals this season.
Expected to start on the right hand side of attack, Twine will offer service for Tottenham Hotspur loanee, Troy Parrott.
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A back three of Harry Darling, Dean Lewington and Warren O’Hora will be tasked with the job of keeping the Sunderland attackers quiet.
Sunderland possible starting lineup:
Patterson; Hume, Wright, Doyle, Cirkin; Neil, Winchester, Matete; Clarke, Stewart, Pritchard
MK Dons possible starting lineup:
Cumming; O’Hara, Darling, Lewington; Watson, McEachran, Coventry, Harvie; Twine, Parrott, Corbeanu