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MK Dons boss hopes for cup repeat against AFC Wimbledon

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson embraces AFC Wimbledon boss Neil Ardley after their FA Cup 2nd Round tie, December 2012 Photo: ITV Sport

MK Dons manager Karl Robinson is braced for a second cup clash with rivals AFC Wimbledon for the second time in less than two years.

The clubs were paired in the 1st round draw of the Capital One Cup. It'll be their first meeting in this competition, but it was the Dons' who won their FA Cup 2nd Round encounter at Stadium MK the season before last.

Goals from Stephen Gleeson and John Otsemobor secured a 2-1 win in December 2012. Otsemobor's winner came in the last minute after Jack Midson had equalised for Wimbledon.

Speaking on the club's official website, Robinson said, “I understand what it means to both sets of fans and I’m looking forward to the tie.

“I know there will be hype around the game, but we’ll be treating it as any other and, of course, we’ll be looking to progress.

“The way both clubs conducted themselves two years ago was commendable to my knowledge and I hope it will be the same again this time around.”

It will be only their second in their short histories. Milton Keynes became the new home for the old Wimbledon FC in 2003. AFC Wimbledon was created in 2002, a short time after the former club's decision to move from South London to Buckinghamshire.

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