2017–18 Milton Keynes Dons F.C. season

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Milton Keynes Dons
2017–18 season
ChairmanPete Winkelman
ManagerPaul Tisdale
(from 6 June 2018)
Keith Millen
(caretaker, from 22 April 2018 until 6 June 2018)
Dan Micciche
(from 23 January 2018 until 22 April 2018)
Robbie Neilson
(until 20 January 2018)
StadiumStadium MK
League One23rd (relegated to EFL League Two)
FA CupFourth round
EFL CupSecond round
EFL TrophySecond round
Top goalscorerLeague: Chuks Aneke (9)
All: Chuks Aneke (10)
Highest home attendance14,925 (vs Coventry City)
27 January 2018, FA Cup R4
Lowest home attendance1,541 (vs Brighton & Hove Albion U21s)
29 August 2017, EFL Trophy Group G
Average home league attendance9,202[1]
Biggest win0–4 (vs Hyde United)
3 November 2017, FA Cup R1
Biggest defeat1–5 (vs Wigan Athletic)
7 April 2018, League One

The 2017–18 season was Milton Keynes Dons' 14th season in their existence, and their second consecutive season in League One, the third tier of English football.[2] Along with competing in League One, the club also competed in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

Competitions[edit]

League One[edit]

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
20 Rochdale 46 11 18 17 49 57 –8 51
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 46 11 17 18 58 75 –17 50
22 Northampton Town (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 –34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons (R) 46 11 12 23 43 69 –26 45
24 Bury (R) 46 8 12 26 41 71 –30 36

Source: Sky Sports

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
5 August 2017 – 15:00 Wigan Athletic Home 0–1   9,164 [3]
12 August 2017 – 15:00 Blackpool Away 0–1   3,412 [4]
19 August 2017 – 15:00 Gillingham Home 1–0 Sow 7,901 [5]
26 August 2017 – 15:00 Blackburn Rovers Away 1–4 Upson 10,111 [6]
2 September 2017 – 15:00 Oxford United Home 1–1 Brittain 10,746 [7]
9 September 2017 – 15:00 Plymouth Argyle Away 1–0 Nesbitt 8,566 [8]
12 September 2017 – 19:45 Peterborough United Away 0–2   6,465 [9]
16 September 2017 – 15:00 Rochdale Home 3–2 Ariyibi (2), Seager 7,670 [10]
22 September 2017 – 19:45 AFC Wimbledon Away 2–0 Francomb (o.g.), Ariyibi 3,973 [11]
26 September 2017 – 19:45 Northampton Town Home 0–0   11,340 [12]
30 September 2017 – 15:00 Bury Away 2–0 Sow, Ebanks-Landell 3,165 [13]
7 October 2017 – 15:00 Bradford City Home 1–4 Ebanks-Landell 9,106 [14]
14 October 2017 – 15:00 Portsmouth Away 0–2   17,608 [15]
17 October 2017 – 19:45 Walsall Home 1–1 Aneke 7,258 [16]
21 October 2017 – 15:00 Oldham Athletic Home 4–4 Gilbey, Upson (2), Nesbitt 9,312 [17]
28 October 2017 – 15:00 Bristol Rovers Away 0–2   9,312 [18]
11 November 2017 – 15:00 Fleetwood Town Home 1–0 Aneke 7,827 [19]
18 November 2017 – 15:00 Charlton Athletic Away 2–2 Agard (2) 10,577 [20]
21 November 2017 – 19:45 Southend United Home 1–1 Agard 7,521 [21]
25 November 2017 – 15:00 Doncaster Rovers Away 1–2 Aneke 7,743 [22]
9 December 2017 – 15:00 Shrewsbury Town Home 1–1 Pawlett 8,355 [23]
16 December 2017 – 15:00 Scunthorpe United Away 2–2 Agard, Aneke 3,569 [24]
23 December 2017 – 15:00 Rotherham United Away 1–2 Aneke 8,333 [25]
26 December 2017 – 15:00 Plymouth Argyle Home 0–1   9,268 [26]
30 December 2017 – 15:00 Peterborough United Home 1–0 Aneke 10,304 [27]
1 January 2018 – 15:00 Oxford United Away 1–3 Gilbey 7,628 [28]
13 January 2018 – 15:00 AFC Wimbledon Home 0–0   9,504 [29]
20 January 2018 – 15:00 Northampton Town Away 1–2 Gilbey 7,231 [30]
3 February 2018 – 15:00 Walsall Away 0–1   4,009 [31]
10 February 2018 – 15:00 Portsmouth Home 1–2 Ugbo 14,762 [32]
13 February 2018 – 19:45 Oldham Athletic Away 0–1   3,381 [33]
17 February 2018 – 15:00 Charlton Athletic Home 1–2 Agard 8,961 [34]
21 February 2018 – 19:45 Rochdale Away 0–0   2,273 [35]
24 February 2018 – 15:00 Fleetwood Town Away 1–1 Muirhead 2,773 [36]
3 March 2018 – 15:00 Bristol Rovers Home 0–1   8,240 [37]
13 March 2018 – 19:45 Rotherham United Home 3–2 Muirhead (2), Pawlett 7,327 [38]
17 March 2018 – 15:00 Bury Home 2–1 Aneke (2) 9,247 [39]
24 March 2018 – 15:00 Blackpool Home 0–0   8,094 [40]
29 March 2018 – 15:00 Gillingham Away 2–1 Aneke, Williams 5,540 [41]
2 April 2018 – 15:00 Blackburn Rovers Home 1–2 Pawlett 11,215 [42]
7 April 2018 – 15:00 Wigan Athletic Away 1–5 Brittain 8,404 [43]
14 April 2018 – 15:00 Doncaster Rovers Home 1–2 Ugbo 8,954 [44]
21 April 2018 – 15:00 Southend United Away 0–4   7,546 [45]
24 April 2018 – 19:45 Bradford City Away 0–2   19,192 [46]
28 April 2018 – 15:00 Scunthorpe United Home 0–2   9,578 [47]
5 May 2018 – 15:00 Shrewsbury Town Away 1–0 Agard 6,516 [48]

FA Cup[edit]

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
3 November 2017 – 19:55 First round Hyde United Away 4–0 Nesbitt, Aneke, Ebanks-Landell, Upson 3,126 [49]
2 December 2017 – 15:00 Second round Maidstone United Home 4–1 Nesbitt, Agard (2), Pawlett 4,804 [50]
6 January 2018 – 15:00 Third round Queens Park Rangers Away 1–0 Cissé 6,314 [51]
27 January 2018 – 15:00 Fourth round Coventry City Home 0–1   14,925 [52]

EFL Cup[edit]

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
8 August 2017 – 19:45 First round Forest Green Rovers Away 1–0 Ariyibi 1,608 [53]
22 August 2017 – 19:45 Second round Swansea City Home 1–4 Seager 5,162 [54]

EFL Trophy[edit]

Group G final table

Pos Div Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Milton Keynes Dons (Q) 3 2 1 0 0 6 3 +3 8 Second round
2 L1 Oxford United (Q) 3 1 0 1 1 11 8 +3 4
3 L2 Stevenage (E) 3 1 0 1 1 5 7 –2 4  
4 ACA Brighton & Hove Albion U21 (E) 3 0 1 0 2 3 7 –4 2

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
29 August 2017 – 19:45 Group stage Brighton & Hove Albion U21 Home 2–0 Ariyibi, Tshibola 1,541 [55]
3 October 2017 – 19:45 Group stage Stevenage Home 0–0[a]   1,793 [56]
7 November 2017 – 19:45 Group stage Oxford United Away 4–3 Thomas-Asante, Ariyibi (2), Seager 1,182 [57]
6 December 2017 – 19:45 Second round Chelsea U23 Home 0–4   1,308 [58]
  1. ^ After 90 minutes. Milton Keynes Dons gained an extra point with a 5–4 win on penalties.

Player details[edit]

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition.
Players with squad numbers struck through and marked Left club during playing season left the club during the playing season.
No. Pos Nat Player Total League One FA Cup League Cup League Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK England Lee Nicholls 46 0 41 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
2 DF England George Williams 51 1 42 1 4 0 1 0 4 0
3 DF England Dean Lewington 28 0 22 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
4 DF Wales Joe Walsh 15 0 9 0 3 0 1 0 2 0
5 DF England Scott Wootton 43 0 38 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
6 MF England Ed Upson 45 4 37 3 4 1 2 0 2 0
7 Left club during playing season FW United States Gboly Ariyibi 27 8 22 3 1 2 1 3 3 0
7 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Mali Ousseynou Cissé 35 1 32 0 1 1 1 0 1 0
9 FW Sweden Osman Sow 20 2 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 FW England Chuks Aneke 35 10 31 9 3 1 0 0 1 0
11 MF Scotland Peter Pawlett 27 4 23 3 2 1 0 0 2 0
12 DF England Scott Golbourne 25 0 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
13 GK Netherlands Wieger Sietsma 10 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
14 FW England Kieran Agard 47 8 41 6 4 2 1 0 1 0
15 Left club during playing season FW England Ryan Seager 22 3 14 1 2 0 2 1 4 1
15 DF England Elliott Ward 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 FW Scotland Robbie Muirhead 37 3 30 3 1 0 2 0 4 0
17 Left club during playing season DF England Paul Downing 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
17 MF England Marcus Tavernier 8 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
18 MF Scotland Conor McGrandles 27 0 19 0 4 0 1 0 3 0
19 DF England Ethan Ebanks-Landell 35 3 29 2 4 1 1 0 1 0
20 Left club during playing season MF England Aaron Tshibola 16 1 12 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
20 DF England Josh Tymon 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 MF Scotland Aidan Nesbitt 25 4 19 2 3 2 0 0 3 0
22 MF England Giorgio Rasulo 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
23 DF England Ben Tilney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 MF Scotland Connor Furlong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF England Callum Brittain 33 2 29 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
26 MF England Alex Gilbey 25 3 23 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW England Ike Ugbo 17 2 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
28 MF England Hugo Logan 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
29 DF England Oran Jackson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 FW England Sam Nombe 12 0 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 0
31 FW Ghana Brandon Thomas-Asante 21 1 15 0 1 0 1 0 4 1
35 MF Nigeria David Kasumu 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
37 DF England Dylan Asonganyi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 MF Mali Ousseynou Cissé France Tours Free transfer [59]
MF Scotland Conor McGrandles Norwich City [60]
MF Scotland Peter Pawlett Scotland Aberdeen
7 July 2017 GK Netherlands Wieger Sietsma Free agent[a] Free transfer [61]
14 August 2017 FW Sweden Osman Sow China Henan Jianye Undisclosed [62]
31 August 2017 MF England Alex Gilbey Wigan Athletic
MF Scotland Aidan Nesbitt Scotland Celtic
22 March 2018 MF England Nigel Reo-Coker Free agent[b] Free transfer [63]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 DF England George Baldock Sheffield United Undisclosed [59]
FW England Dean Bowditch Northampton Town Free transfer [59]
FW England Nicky Maynard Released[c] [61]
GK England David Martin Released[d] [62]
MF Republic of Ireland Darren Potter Rotherham United Free transfer [59]
MF Northern Ireland Ben Reeves Released[e] [62]
FW England Daniel Powell Northampton Town Free transfer [60]
8 January 2018 DF England Paul Downing Blackburn Rovers Undisclosed [64]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Name From End date Ref.
14 July 2017 DF England Ethan Ebanks-Landell Wolverhampton Wanderers End of season [61]
17 July 2017 FW United States Gboly Ariyibi Nottingham Forest January 2018[f]
21 July 2017 FW England Ryan Seager Southampton 26 January 2018[g]
27 July 2017 MF England Aaron Tshibola Aston Villa 9 November 2017[h]
31 August 2017 DF England Scott Golbourne Bristol City January 2018 [62]
4 January 2018 FW England Ike Ugbo Chelsea End of season [64]
17 January 2018 FW England Marcus Tavernier Middlesbrough
30 January 2018 DF England Josh Tymon Stoke City
DF England Elliott Ward Blackburn Rovers
31 January 2018 DF England Scott Golbourne Bristol City

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Name To End date Ref.
31 August 2017 DF England Paul Downing Blackburn Rovers 8 January 2018[i] [62]
  1. ^ Previous club: SC Heerenveen.
  2. ^ Previous club: IK Start.
  3. ^ Joined Aberdeen on 7 July 2017.
  4. ^ Joined Millwall on 1 September 2017.
  5. ^ Declined new contract offer. Joined Charlton Athletic on 3 August 2017.
  6. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  7. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  8. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  9. ^ Signed permanently for Blackburn Rovers on 8 January 2018. Originally until end of season.

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "History". Statto.
  3. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Wigan Athletic". BBC Sport. 5 August 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Blackpool 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 12 August 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Gillingham". BBC Sport. 19 August 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Blackburn Rovers 4-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 26 August 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Oxford United". BBC Sport. 2 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Plymouth Argyle 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 9 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Peterborough United 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 12 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 3-2 Rochdale". BBC Sport. 16 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  11. ^ "AFC Wimbledon 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 22 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-0 Northampton Town". BBC Sport. 26 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Bury 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 30 September 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-4 Bradford City". BBC Sport. 7 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Portsmouth 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Walsall". BBC Sport. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  17. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 4-4 Oldham Athletic". BBC Sport. 21 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  18. ^ "Bristol Rovers 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 28 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Fleetwood Town". BBC Sport. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Charlton Athletic 2-2 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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  23. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Shrewsbury Town". BBC Sport. 9 December 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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  42. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Blackburn Rovers". BBC Sport. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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  46. ^ "Bradford City 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
  47. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Scunthorpe United". BBC Sport. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 1 May 2018.
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  49. ^ "Hyde United 0-4 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  50. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 4-1 Maidstone United". BBC Sport. 2 December 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  51. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  52. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Coventry City". BBC Sport. 27 January 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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  54. ^ "MK Dons 1-4 Swansea City". Milton Keynes Dons. 22 August 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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  56. ^ "Report: MK Dons 0-0 Stevenage". Milton Keynes Dons. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
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  61. ^ a b c "Transfers - July 2017". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
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  63. ^ "Transfers - Feb-May 2018". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  64. ^ a b "Transfer deals - January 2018". BBC Sport. British Broadcasting Corporation. 1 January 2018. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  65. ^ "Callum Brittain: MK Dons defender named EFL Young Player of the Month for September". BBC Sport. 16 October 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2018.

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