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Wimbledon target first away victory in six months at York City
AFC WIMBLEDON are likely to be without four crocked players as they target a first away victory in six months at York City tomorrow.
The Dons, who have failed to win any of their last eight games on the road, saw former Arsenal and Cardiff defender Rhys Weston and French midfielder Kevin Sainte-Luce both suffer first-half hamstring injuries during Tuesday night’s 5-3 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round defeat at Brentford.
Utility man Chris Arthur was also taken off in the same match, joining centre-back Will Antwi in the Kingsmeadow treatment room with the latter still struggling to shrug off a hernia problem.
But Wombles boss Neal Ardley is expected to welcome back centre-half Andy Frampton, midfielder Harry Pell and on-loan Burnley winger George Porter after the trio were rested in midweek.
Pell, 21, is the club’s current top scorer with three goals from his five League Two outings for a Wimbledon team who, despite their struggles at the wrong end of the division last season, sit fourth in this term’s early standings ahead of their long trip to Bootham Crescent.
The Dons’ good start has been due to their superb home form, having won all three of their opening league fixtures at Kingsmeadow.
On their travels, though, they drew 1-1 at Torquay before doing down 2-0 to the Gulls’ Devon rivals Exeter.
The South London side have also been knocked out in the first round of the Capital One Cup at Millwall (2-1) prior to their loss at Griffin Park this week.
Taking last season’s results into consideration too, the 2011 Conference champions have managed just two points from a possible 18 away from their Kingsmeadow headquarters since triumphing 1-0 at Aldershot on March 16.
Wimbledon (probable): Worner, Fuller, Frampton, Bennett, Kennedy, Porter, Pell, Sweeney, L Moore, Midson, Smith.
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