Will Wimbledon Gas Bristol Rovers?

AFC Wimbledon go to Bristol Rovers tomorrow looking to build on a fairly solid start under new head coach Mark Robinson.

Robinson, who has been in charge for seven games prior to this game has slowly tweaked a few things and will be looking for a repeat of the victory gained at the same ground, albeit when Rovers had a different manager a few weeks ago.

Since then, Rovers have sacked Paul Tisdale and installed Joey Barton as they themselves look to move away from the bottom end of League One.

That said Wimbledon go in to the game on the back of some better and impressive performances.

A change in formation from a disastrous 3-5-2 to a more balanced 4-2- 3-1 formation has brought some solidity to a defence that in truth should have helped the Dons to a higher place in the league. Robinson’s side currently sit second from bottom in the division.

Current form, however, shows the improvment that has and is slowly starting to take place under Robinson, with the club sitting three places higher with a minus six goal difference.

Wimbledon as alluded to are starting to look a more formidable proposition, with players such as Ollie Palmer. So, it could be that instead of a 4-2-3-1 formation, they might revert back to a more trusted and historical 4-4-2, which has been responsible for a lot of their previous years success, which includes the Original Dons days ( which this author, remembers quite clearly!!)

The game should be an interesting one, given how Barton likes his sides to set up and be organised. Hopefully unlike at Barnsley Barton will keep his fists to himself!!

The Dons have no new injury worries, apart from Ethan Chislett, who has an achilles heel injury, but they have some promising youth products who could be included in the match day squad.

Dons head coach Robinson has stated that the performances need to be 100% from the off and that his team will be attacking on the front foot as that is the only way to win football matches.

So will the Dons gas Rovers? Come 4.45 on Saturday we will find out…..

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