Having played each other on a number of occasions over the last few season, manager Simon Grayson knows what to expect from this weekend's opponents.
The gaffer feels both sides will know each others strengths and weaknesses ahead of the game and hopes his side can come out with a similar result to last season when his side won 2-0 at stadium:mk.
"They've got the hardcore of players that they had last year, just as we have, they play a very similar system, Karl doesn't change his philosophies so we know a lot about them but they'll know a lot about us given how many times we've played each other over the last few years.
"It's very much a game where we both have to demonstrate how good we are in different areas of the pitch. We have to make sure that we are disciplined and organised and obviously they will be aware that we've got goal threats right the way through the team.
"The result there last time certainly spurred them on and after that they went on that winning run that just kept on going and ultimately cost us automatic promotion. But we both got where we wanted to be in the end.
"We know everything about them, what they do and how they play and hopefully we can come out on top again."
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