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Loan Round-Up: Williams' Dons Draw

18 April 2016

Jonny Williams’ MK Dons look set to return to the third tier of English football despite ending their four game losing streak by drawing 1-1 with Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday.

The Welsh international was a half-time introduction with his team trailing at the break but nine minutes later Nicky Maynard equalised, however Karl Robinson’s men were indebted to striker Alex Revell who made a terrific penalty save after replacing the red-carded Cody Cropper in goal to salvage a point.

However the result leaves the Dons nine points from safety with only four games remaining in the Championship season, and their fate could be sealed against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow night.

Battling hard to set up a meeting with the Milton Keynes side next season are Shrewsbury Town, and Sullay Kaikai again played 90 minutes in their 1-1 draw with Bradford City on the weekend. A late header from Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro clinched a point for the Shrews, who are now two ahead of fourth-bottom Blackpool, but have two games in hand on the Seasiders.

Ryan Inniss’ injury-plagued season has ended prematurely after he pulled a hamstring last month in action for Port Vale, meaning he missed their 2-0 win at Gillingham, and is set to remain out for their final few games.

In League Two a pair of goals, in the space of 60 seconds, four minutes from time helped Plymouth Argyle snatch a 2-1 win against Portsmouth to keep Hiram Boateng’s Pilgrims' hopes of automatic promotion intact. The late win leaves them just a point away from Bristol Rovers, who occupy the third and final promotion place, with just four games to go.

Jerome Binnom-Williams is hoping that he too can help his side move up a division next season as Leyton Orient ran out 3-2 victors against Dagenham and Redbridge, which relegated the Daggers. The left-back played the full game as the O's climbed to 10th spot, but are just two points away from the play-off places. 

Jake Gray meanwhile was rested for Hartlepool United’s 2-1 win against York City, who now look destined to follow Dagenham into the National League.

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