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First time for everything: Burnley v Milton Keynes Dons

15 September 2015

Burnley and Milton Keynes Dons will meet for the first time in The Football League on Tuesday when they lock horns in the Sky Bet Championship.

The pair have met twice in cup competitions over recent years, with the Clarets winning both matches 2-1, but they have avoided each other in The League, until now.

After failing to win any of their first three outings this term, Burnley have recorded three victories on the bounce to sit fifth in the division.

The Dons, meanwhile, took the points in two of their first three, but are winless in their most recent three.

Unlike the Dons

Karl Robinson’s men have also failed to find the net in any of those last three outings, coming unstuck against Reading, Birmingham City and Middlesbrough.

The three blanks have come after they fired four past Rotherham on the opening day of the season, and having finished as The Football League’s top scorers last term with 101 goals.

“We’ve just got to keep believing in ourselves,” Dons striker Dean Bowditch told MK Dons PlayerHD.

“I don’t know if it’s a lack of confidence because we are a confident bunch. We’ve just got to remain positive, keep creating chances and hopefully score one or two to win the game.”

Confident Clarets

Matty Taylor scored his second goal of the season in Burnley’s weekend win against Sheffield Wednesday, and he’s adamant that there’s more to come from the Clarets.

“It’s another opportunity for us at home,” he said to the club’s official website. “I’m sure MK Dons will want to come here and try to take something from the game.

“But we’re at home and we’re in good form at the moment so we’re picking up points and that in itself breeds confidence. If we can continue scoring goals then we’ll be alright.”

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