DAILY UPDATE: FRI 5 APRIL

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We could move up to 17th place tomorrow. We will go above Accrington if we beat them, but we can climb further if both Wycombe (at home to Portsmouth) and Scuthorpe (away at Shrewsbury) lose, and Southend and Walsall fail to win. We could still reach 17th if Scunthorpe draw, but we would need to beat Stanley by more than one goal. The headline stats going into tomorrow’s game:

  • We are unbeaten in our last four home games against Accrington (W2 D2), including a 1-0 victory in the 2016 League Two play-off semi-finals;
  • Stanley have only won one of their last six games against us (D2 L3), this after winning six of their first seven (D1);
  • We have only lost one of our last six games in League One (W4 D1), keeping four clean sheets in the process;
  • Stanley have failed to score in seven of their last 11 away games in League One (W2 D2 L7).

Shrewsbury vs Scunthorpe is the pick of the other games this weekend. Click here for the full list of League One fixtures this Saturday and Sunday.

Some terrace tickets still remain available for tomorrow’s game. A limited number in the RyGas Stand will stay on sale online until 11.00am tomorrow: click here to buy.

Parking at Kingsmeadow will be limited tomorrow. This is due to an event at the adjacent Weir Archer Athletics and Fitness Centre.

This Saturday is the AFC Wimbledon Foundation Day. The day is held to raise the profile of the work the Foundation does in the community, and to raise funds for their Holiday Social Kitchen project. There will be a number of events held, including a player autograph station.

Anthony Hartigan doesn’t believe the squad are feeling any extra pressure because of our league position. Hartigan was speaking to the South London Press, and said: “You go out there to do well for the club anyway – no matter what position you’re in.” The full article can be found in the e-edition of the newspaper on page 53.

Preliminary earthworks can now begin at the new stadium site. Preparatory works will start imminently and are scheduled to take around 10 weeks. No actual construction will take place yet, but that huge lake will finally be gone. The Dons Trust provided an update earlier today.

There is a different start time for the Wimbledon Fans Show on Love Sport Radio this Sunday. Mark Hendrikx and Kevin Borras are the guests for a 90-minute edition of the show, starting at 7.00pm. Listen on 558 AM, DAB Digital Radio, or online at lovesportradio.com.

Thank you for all your feedback on this new feature. We will not be doing a Saturday update, but we will publish on Sunday. Please continue to send us your feedback: it is much appreciated and we take it all on board. Comment below or email 9yrs@may14.co.uk. Thank you!

ON THIS DAY – 2005. Antony Howard was the star of the show as we beat Sutton United in the semi-final of the Surrey Senior Cup. The centre-half scored the only goal of the game with a bullet header just before the hour mark, but finished the game between the sticks after an injury to goalkeeper Paul Smith in the final minute. With no keeper on the bench, Howard took the gloves, and somehow survived nine minutes of injury time to keep a clean sheet and ensure we beat our local rivals, two divisions above us at the time, in our first competitive meeting with them since reformation in 2002.

ND, CD, GJ, MC

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