Anthony Wordsworth out to break double figures at Mk Dons

COLCHESTER United’s man of the moment, Anthony Wordsworth, will be looking to do more damage at MK Dons this afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Leading scorer Wordsworth slotted home his ninth goal of the season with the opener in Saturday’s 2-0 home win over Exeter.

That’s a terrific haul for a midfielder, and Wordsworth will again be on the hunt for goals at high-flying MK Dons.

“Nine goals before the end of the year is great. I’d be happy with that tally for the whole season!” admitted Wordsworth.

“They are going in for me at the moment, so I will continue to shoot from wherever.


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“We stuck together after the Boxing Day disappointment (6-1 defeat to Stevenage). That was a big kick up the backside.

“To get that sixth place is all we are fighting for, having gone out of all the cups. We’re going to try and get there, and Saturday was a massive result for us.

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“But we need to get a result at MK Dons as well, and hopefully the teams around us will mess up. This is a big game for us.

“I’ve got another 18 months here (on my contract), so whether or not scouts are watching me, it doesn’t concern me at the moment.

“I feel confident in front of goal, and I am playing in a position where I am happy. I have the space to try and make things happen,” added Wordsworth.

Kayode Odejayi sat out Saturday’s win over Exeter, due to a sore toe. It was the first league match he had failed to start all season.

But target man Odejayi, who was an unused substitute, could well return at MK Dons. He might replace Steven Gillespie, who played his first full 90 minutes of the campaign against the Grecians.

Centre-half Matt Heath was substituted after 55 minutes, due to a sore groin, and so faces a fitness test. Tom Eastman and Pat Baldwin are on stand-by.

Hosts MK Dons have only lost one of their last 11 league and cup games, a run that includes a ruthless 5-1 win at Colchester in mid-November.

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