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Preview: Dons seek to upset in-form Argyle tonight

13 February 2018

Club News

Preview: Dons seek to upset in-form Argyle tonight

13 February 2018

Neil Cox is fully aware of the threat that an in-form Plymouth side will pose tonight, but he said that the Dons will be raring to go at a venue that has been a happy hunting ground in the past.

Argyle have won six of their last seven home league games to raise hopes among 'The Green Army' of a play-off charge. Of course, Wimbledon need the points for completely different reasons after a difficult start to February.

Below are thoughts from both camps, plus stats, ahead of the game.

Neil Cox

"It's going to be a difficult test, they've had a fantastic result at the weekend (2-1 win at Shrewsbury). They will be organised, they are 4-3-3, and they back the play up, but they become narrow when they lose it and they defend deep.

"We know it will be tough, but it's a place for us to go where we've had some good results. We had a bit of bad news there years ago when we got deducted three points and the players did not know about it, but we ended up getting a result there. There is a lot of positives to come out of this, we've had good meetings since Saturday, and our lads will be raring to go."

Derek Adams

"We are delighted we have got a game so quickly. Wimbledon are a team that we know well and we want to continue the form that we are showing. We have done exceptionally well at home. We have come off a win against Blackburn in our last fixture."

Team News

Will Nightingale (knee) and Kwesi Appiah (hamstring) are the only absentees for Wimbledon. Following Plymouth's impressive recent run, Derek Adams is expected to stick with the same side that won at Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Last visit to Home Park

Plymouth 1-2 AFC Wimbledon (9 April 2016)

On 9 April 2016, the Dons secured a vital win in the ultimately successful play-off chase, thanks to a late headed winner from Bayo Akinfenwa. Graham Carey had earlier cancelled out Lyle Taylor's fine opener, which came after a lovely defence-splitting pass from Jake Reeves. Of course, it turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the play-off final at Wembley with Wimbledon memorably winning 2-0.

To view highlights from the last visit to Home Park, click on the link below.

Last meeting

AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Plymouth (21 October 2017)

Plymouth arrived at the Cherry Red Records Stadium yet to win after a difficult start to life in League One, but Joel Grant's 61st minute winner started to turn the tide for Argyle, and it provided the launchpad for a climb up the table.

Form Guide (all competitions, starting with most recent)

Plymouth WWWLDW

Wimbledon LLLWWD

Last time out

Shrewsbury 1-2 Plymouth

AFC Wimbledon 1-3 Northampton


Wimbledon supporters can pay on the night (cash only) at the turnstiles for the all-seater Barn Park Stand. Prices are as follows: Adults £23, Concessions (Over-65s and 18-21 year olds) £18, Under-18s £10. A family ticket for one adult and one Under-18 to sit in the designated family area is available at £27.


Wimbledon supporters can watch tonight's game at the club for just £5 (pay cash on the night for the Your Golf Travel Bar).


If you can't make it to Home Park or the Cherry Red Records Stadium tonight, then follow the game via iFollow. Our WDON team will be commentating live from Plymouth, which is available to domestic subscribers. For those overseas, you can watch a live stream of the game. Visit our iFollow section on the official website for more details.

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