Barnet head to Milton Keynes

Last updated : 11 January 2008 By Jaybee

MK Dons are managed by former Manchester United and England player, Paul Ince who started his managerial career last season at fellow League Two side, Macclesfield Town, turning their season around after a dreadful start and assuring the club their league place. In the summer he replaced former Barnet manager, Martin Allen, at MK Dons.

The Dons are runaway League Two leaders this season with 57 points from 25 matches, 11 points ahead of 2nd placed Hereford. They are also through to the Southern area final of the JPT after having defeated Gillingham on penalties in midweek.

Last season the match at Underhill, in September, ended in a 3-3 draw after the Bees had led 3-1 early in the 2nd half. Barnet goals came from Ian Hendon, Richard Graham and Tresor Kandol. The return match in January ended in a 3-1 win for MK Dons. Simon King scored for Barnet who had both Ian Hendon and Dean Sinclair sent off in controversial circumstances.

Now let's look at the MK Dons squad.


Willy Gueret signed in the summer from Swansea City where he made 132 first team appearances.


Dean Lewington moved to Milton Keynes when Wimbledon relocated there, as did the Bees' Jason Puncheon. He has made over 150 appearances for MK Dons

Drissa Diallo is a Guinean international, who joined the Dons from Sheffield Wednesday in 2006. He has also played for Burnley and Ipswich Town.

Jude Stirling signed from Peterborough United in January 2007. A long throw expert, Stirling has also played for Lincoln City, Oxford United and Tamworth.

Gareth Edds signed from Bradford City in 2004 and has made over 100 appearances for MK Dons. The Australian has also played for Nottm. Forest and Swindon.

Danny Swailes followed Ince to MK Dons from Macclesfield where he made over 100 first team appearances. Swailes has also played for Bury and Gainsborough.

Sean O'Hanlon signed from Swindon Town in 2006. He made over 100 appearances for the Robins.


Keith Andrews signed from Hull City in 2006. He has also played for Wolves. Andrews has made over 50 starts for MK Dons and has scored 17 goals, including 10 so far this season.

Colin Cameron is a very experienced player who signed from Coventry City in the summer. He was previously with Hearts, Raith Rovers and Wolves and is a Scotland full international.

Lloyd Dyer is a winger who signed from QPR in 2006, having previously played for WBA and Millwall. Dyer has scored 11 goals in 63 league starts for MK Dons.

Mark Wright joined in the summer from Walsall having helped the midland club to promotion from League Two last season. He made over 100 appearances for Walsall, having started his career at Nuneaton Borough.

Alan Navarro followed Paul Ince from Macclesfield in the summer and is a much travelled player who has also played for Accrington, Crewe, Chester, Tranmere and Liverpool.

Jordan Hadfield is on loan from Macclesfield Town where he made over 30 starts for the Cheshire club last season. He started his career at Stockport County.


Kevin Gallen was Paul Ince's first signing for MK Dons last July when the 32 year old striker signed from Plymouth Argyle. Gallen was at QPR for most of his career making over 400 appearances and scoring 97 goals in 14 years during two spells at the West London club.

Drewe Broughton is a much travelled striker who arrived at MK Dons from Chester City in the summer. Broughton has played for Norwich City, Peterborough and Boston United amongst other clubs and was in the Rushden & Diamonds side that lost their league place in 2006. He was also sent off in the match between Barnet and Rushden in 2005-06, which the Bees won 2-1.

Aaron Wilbraham was signed from Hull City in 2005, having played for Stockport County previously.

Jemal Johnson signed from Wolves last summer and the American born striker has also played for Blackburn and Wolves.

Luke Howell was released in the summer by Gillingham without making a first team place there and was signed by MK Dons for whom he has made 6 first team starts

Scott Taylor is a much travelled player who joined the club last year from Brentford. He has also played for Millwall, Tranmere, Bolton, Stockport, Rochdale and Plymouth.