Our prediction for this League 1 match:
Out-of-sorts Lincoln City will be aiming to put an end to their four-game losing run in the League One when they face Milton Keynes Dons at their Sincil Bank. The Imps have been struggling in front of goal of late, with the team slipping down the standings week by week. Lincoln City have slim chances of booking their place in the play-offs, but, on the other hand, their League One status is not in danger yet.
The Dons have been showing signs of improvement in recent weeks. Following back-to-back wins over Rochdale and Wycombe, they shared the spoils with Shrewsbury Town in their last league fixture. Considering that the Imps do not seem to be on top of their game ahead of the midweek clash, we are tempted to put our money on the visitors. Rhys Healey, who scored his eighth goal of the season against the Shrews, is likely to make life difficult for the Lincoln City back-line.
Highlighted Player (Jack Payne):
Jack Payne is a Lincoln City midfielder who started his youth career at Southend United. After spending his youth career at Southend, he continued playing for the Seasiders at senior level, scoring 15 goals in 77 appearances in the league.
In the summer of 2016 Payne moved to Huddersfield Town in a three-year deal, making his debut for the Terriers in a 2-1 win over Brentford on August 6, 2016. The English footballer spent a couple of seasons on loan at Oxford United, Blackburn Rovers and Bradford City before signing a permanent deal with Lincoln City on a free transfer.in July 3, 2019.
Jack Payne made his Lincoln debut in a 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley on August 3, 2019. His main position is attacking midfield, but he is used as central midfielder and second striker as well. His preferred foot is left and he wears a No. 10 shirt.
Highlighted Team (MK Dons):
Based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes Dons are a League One club that welcome their rivals at Stadium MK. The venue was opened in 2007 and can hold up to 30,500 spectators. Milton Keynes Dons play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, whilst their away kit is red.
The Dons are one of the youngest clubs in England as they were founded in 2004, but they are well known for youth development. English attacker is the club’s all-time top goal-scorer, netting 62 goals in 165 appearances for MK Dons. Dele Alli, who currently plays for Tottenham Hotspur, is the most famous footballer to have played for the Milton Keynes Dons, netting 18 goals in 62 appearances for the club in the league.
Speaking of notable coaches, it has to be noted that former Liverpool superstar Robbie Fowler and ex German international Dietmar Hamman were in charge of the club.