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2015–16 Milton Keynes Dons F.C. season

The 2015–16 season was Milton Keynes Dons's 12th season in their existence, and their first season in the Championship, the second tier of English football, having gained promotion from League One the previous season.[2]

Milton Keynes Dons
2015–16 season
ChairmanPete Winkelman
ManagerKarl Robinson
StadiumStadium mk
Championship23rd (relegated to League One)
FA CupFourth round
League CupThird round
Top goalscorerLeague: Nicky Maynard (6)
All: Nicky Maynard (7)
Josh Murphy (7)
Highest home attendance28,127 (vs Chelsea)
31 January 2016, FA Cup R4
Lowest home attendance5,444 (vs Leyton Orient)
11 August 2015, League Cup R1
Average home league attendance13,158[1]
Biggest win1–4 (vs Rotherham United)
8 August 2015, Championship
Biggest defeat0–6 (vs Southampton)
23 September 2015, League Cup R3

Along with competing in the Championship, the club also participated in the FA Cup and League Cup.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

CompetitionsEdit

ChampionshipEdit

Final table

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 66 79 –13 51
21 Rotherham United 46 25 14 7 53 71 –18 49
22 Charlton Athletic (R) 46 9 13 24 40 80 –40 40
23 Milton Keynes Dons (R) 46 9 12 25 39 69 –30 39
24 Bolton Wanderers (R) 46 5 15 26 41 81 –40 30

Source: Sky Sports

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
8 August 2015 – 15:00 Rotherham United Away 4–1 Hall, Collins (o.g.), Bowditch, Baker 9,869 [3]
15 August 2015 – 15:00 Preston North End Home 0–1   11,035 [4]
18 August 2015 – 19:45 Bolton Wanderers Home 1–0 Powell 10,765 [5]
22 August 2015 – 15:00 Reading Away 0–0   16,547 [6]
29 August 2015 – 15:00 Birmingham City Home 0–2   14,626 [7]
12 September 2015 – 15:00 Middlesbrough Away 0–2   21,448 [8]
15 September 2015 – 19:45 Burnley Away 1–2 Baker 15,845 [9]
19 September 2015 – 15:00 Leeds United Home 1–2 Church 19,284 [10]
26 September 2015 – 12:30 Derby County Home 1–3 Murphy 13,554 [11]
3 October 2015 – 15:00 Bristol City Away 1–1 Powell 14,535 [12]
17 October 2015 – 15:00 Blackburn Rovers Home 3–0 Reeves (2), Church 11,548 [13]
20 October 2015 – 19:45 Huddersfield Town Away 0–2   11,471 [14]
24 October 2015 – 15:00 Queens Park Rangers Away 0–3   15,567 [15]
31 October 2015 – 15:00 Hull City Home 0–2   15,360 [16]
3 November 2015 – 19:45 Charlton Athletic Home 1–0 Bowditch 9,575 [17]
7 November 2015 – 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion Away 1–2 Maynard 23,661 [18]
21 November 2015 – 15:00 Fulham Home 1–1 Bowditch 14,508 [19]
28 November 2015 – 15:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers Away 0–0   19,814 [20]
5 December 2015 – 15:00 Brentford Away 0–2   9,682 [21]
12 December 2015 – 15:00 Ipswich Town Home 0–1   13,520 [22]
15 December 2015 – 19:45 Sheffield Wednesday Home 2–1 Baker, Maynard 11,422 [23]
19 December 2015 – 15:00 Nottingham Forest Away 1–2 Murphy 19,975 [24]
26 December 2015 – 15:00 Cardiff City Home 2–1 Maynard, Murphy 12,510 [25]
28 December 2015 – 15:00 Birmingham City Away 0–1   19,714 [26]
2 January 2016 – 15:00 Leeds United Away 1–1 Hall 24,356 [27]
12 January 2016 – 19:45 Burnley Home 0–5   10,011 [28]
16 January 2016 – 15:00 Reading Home 1–0 Walsh 13,062 [29]
23 January 2016 – 15:00 Bolton Wanderers Away 1–3 Murphy 13,932 [30]
6 February 2016 – 15:00 Cardiff City Away 0–0   13,833 [31]
9 February 2016 – 19:45 Middlesbrough Home 1–1 Bowditch 11,256 [32]
13 February 2016 – 15:00 Derby County Away 1–0 Forster-Caskey 30,075 [33]
20 February 2016 – 15:00 Bristol City Home 0–2   12,825 [34]
23 February 2016 – 19:45 Huddersfield Town Home 1–1 Revell 9,402 [35]
27 February 2016 – 15:00 Blackburn Rovers Away 2–3 Carruthers, Revell 12,693 [36]
5 March 2016 – 15:00 Queens Park Rangers Home 2–0 Lewington, Reeves 14,796 [37]
8 March 2016 – 19:45 Charlton Athletic Away 0–0   13,146 [38]
12 March 2016 – 15:00 Hull City Away 1–1 Kay 16,183 [39]
19 March 2016 – 15:00 Brighton & Hove Albion Home 1–2 Kay 21,345 [40]
2 April 2016 – 15:00 Fulham Away 1–2 Murphy 17,588 [41]
5 April 2016 – 19:45 Wolverhampton Wanderers Home 1–2 Maynard 12,131 [42]
9 April 2016 – 15:00 Rotherham United Home 0–4   13,048 [43]
16 April 2016 – 15:00 Preston North End Away 1–1 Maynard 10,457 [44]
19 April 2016 – 19:45 Sheffield Wednedsay Away 0–0   20,220 [45]
23 April 2016 – 15:00 Brentford Home 1–4 Maynard 11,564 [46]
30 April 2016 – 15:00 Ipswich Town Away 2–3 Revell 19,631 [47]
7 May 2016 – 15:00 Nottingham Forest Home 1–2 Maynard 15,486 [48]

FA CupEdit

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
9 January 2016 – 15:00 Third round Northampton Town Away 2–2 Cresswell (o.g.), Maynard 5,878 [49]
19 January 2016 – 19:45 Third round (replay) Northampton Town Home 3–0 Reeves, Murphy, Church 15,133 [50]
31 January 2016 – 16:00 Fourth round Chelsea Home 1–5 Potter 28,127 [51]

League CupEdit

Matches

Win Draw Loss
Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
11 August 2015 – 19:45 First round Leyton Orient Home 2–1 Baudry (o.g.), Baker 5,444 [52]
25 August 2015 – 19:45 Second round Cardiff City Home 2–1[a] Baker, Murphy 5,617 [53]
23 September 2015 – 19:45 Third round Southampton Home 0–6   10,189 [54]
  1. ^ After extra time. Score 1–1 at the conclusion of 90 minutes.

Player detailsEdit

List of squad players, including number of appearances by competition.
Players with squad numbers struck through and marked   left the club during the playing season.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Championship FA Cup League Cup
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK   David Martin 38 0 35 0 2 0 1 0
2 DF   Lee Hodson 8 0 3 0 2 0 3 0
3 DF   Dean Lewington 50 1 46 1 2 0 2 0
4 DF   Matthew Upson 7 0 3 0 2 0 2 0
5 DF   Kyle McFadzean 44 0 39 0 2 0 3 0
6 DF   Antony Kay 36 2 34 2 1 0 1 0
7 MF   Carl Baker 37 5 34 3 0 0 3 2
8 MF   Darren Potter 38 1 37 0 1 1 0 0
9 FW   Dean Bowditch 40 4 37 4 3 0 0 0
10 MF   Ben Reeves 22 4 18 3 2 1 2 0
11 FW   Simon Church 23 3 19 2 2 1 2 0
12 DF   Jordan Spence 36 0 33 0 2 0 1 0
13 FW   Jay Emmanuel-Thomas 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
13   FW   Sam Gallagher 15 0 13 0 0 0 2 0
14 MF   Samir Carruthers 43 1 39 1 3 0 1 0
15   MF   Mark Randall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 DF   Joe Walsh 22 1 18 1 3 0 1 0
17 FW   Daniel Powell 26 2 22 2 2 0 2 0
18   MF   Sergio Aguza 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
18 FW   Alex Revell 17 4 17 4 0 0 0 0
19 FW   Tom Hitchcock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 MF   Giorgio Rasulo 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
21 DF   George Baldock 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
21   FW   Dale Jennings 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
22 GK   Cody Cropper 12 0 9 0 1 0 2 0
23   MF   Cristian Benavente 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 0
23   MF   Jonny Williams 14 0 13 0 1 0 0 0
24 DF   Ben Tilney 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 DF   Harry Hickford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26   DF   Tom Flanagan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 FW   Kabongo Tshimanga 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 FW   Nicky Maynard 38 7 35 6 2 1 1 0
29 GK   Charlie Burns 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
31 FW   Josh Murphy 46 7 42 5 3 1 1 1
33 DF   Oran Jackson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
34 MF   Connor Furlong 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
38   FW   Rob Hall 32 2 27 2 3 0 2 0
39   MF   Diego Poyet 20 0 18 0 0 0 2 0
40 DF   Kevin Long 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
44 MF   Jake Forster-Caskey 23 1 20 1 3 0 0 0

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 DF   Joe Walsh Crawley Town Undisclosed [55]
FW   Simon Church Charlton Athletic Free transfer [56]
GK   Cody Cropper Southampton
FW   Dale Jennings Barnsley
17 July 2015 MF   Cristian Benavente   Real Madrid Castilla Free transfer[a] [57]
30 July 2015 DF   Matthew Upson Free agent[b] Free transfer
31 July 2015 MF   Sergio Aguza   Real Madrid Castilla Free transfer[c]
22 September 2015 FW   Nicky Maynard Free agent[d] Free transfer [58]
1 February 2016 FW   Alex Revell   Cardiff City Free transfer[e] [59]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 MF   Danny Green Released[f] [57]
25 August 2015 DF   Tom Flanagan Burton Albion Free transfer[g] [60]
5 January 2016 MF   Cristian Benavente Released[h] [61]
14 January 2016 MF   Mark Randall Barnet Free transfer[i] [62]
16 January 2016 MF   Sergio Aguza Released[j] [63]

Loans inEdit

Start date Position Name From End date Ref.
28 July 2015 FW   Rob Hall Bolton Wanderers 5 April 2016[k] [57]
29 July 2015 FW   Sam Gallagher Southampton 6 January 2016[l]
19 August 2015 MF   Diego Poyet West Ham United 3 January 2016[m] [60]
21 August 2015 FW   Josh Murphy Norwich City End of season
8 January 2016 MF   Jake Forster-Caskey Brighton & Hove Albion End of season [62]
22 January 2016 MF   Jonny Williams Crystal Palace April 2016 [62]
1 February 2016 FW   Jay Emmanuel-Thomas Queens Park Rangers End of season [59]
24 March 2016 DF   Kevin Long Burnley [64]

Loans outEdit

Start date Position Name To End date Ref.
1 July 2015 DF   George Baldock Oxford United 28 January 2016[n] [56]
7 August 2015 FW   Tom Hitchcock Stevenage October 2015[o] [60]
6 November 2015 MF   Giorgio Rasulo Oldham Athletic 6 January 2016 [65]
14 January 2016 DF   Harry Hickford Dagenham & Redbridge February 2016 [62]
1 February 2016 FW   Simon Church   Aberdeen End of season [59]
DF   Lee Hodson   Kilmarnock
23 February 2016 FW   Tom Hitchcock Crewe Alexandra
  1. ^ Mutual contract termination.
  2. ^ Previous club: Leicester City.
  3. ^ Mutual contract termination.
  4. ^ Previous club: Cardiff City.
  5. ^ Mutual contract termination.
  6. ^ Joined Luton Town on 4 July 2015.
  7. ^ Mutual contract termination.
  8. ^ Mutual contract termination. Joined Sporting Charleroi on 15 January 2016.
  9. ^ Mutual contract termination.
  10. ^ Mutual contract termination. Joined Ponferradina on 18 January 2016.
  11. ^ Recalled due to injury. Originally until end of season.
  12. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  13. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  14. ^ Recalled. Originally until end of season.
  15. ^ Extended. Originally until September 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Championship 2015/2016". worldfootball.net. Retrieved 16 October 2017.
  2. ^ "History". Statto.
  3. ^ "Rotherham United 1-4 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  4. ^ "MK Dons 0-1 Preston North End". BBC Sport. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Bolton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Reading 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Birmingham City". BBC Sport. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Middlesbrough 2-0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 12 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Burnley 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  10. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Leeds United". BBC Sport. 19 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  11. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-3 Derby County". BBC Sport. 26 September 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  12. ^ "Bristol City 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 3 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  13. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 3-0 Blackburn Rovers". BBC Sport. 17 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Huddersfield Town 2-0 MK Dons". BBC Sport. 20 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 24 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  16. ^ "MK Dons 0-2 Hull City". BBC Sport. 31 October 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-0 Charlton Athletic". BBC Sport. 3 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  18. ^ "Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 7 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  19. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Fulham". BBC Sport. 21 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  20. ^ "Wolves 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 28 November 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  21. ^ "Brentford 2-0 Milton Keynes Dons". BBC Sport. 5 December 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
  22. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Ipswich Town". BBC Sport. 12 December 2015. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
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  35. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 23 February 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
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  42. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers". BBC Sport. 5 April 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
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  48. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 1-2 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
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  54. ^ "Milton Keynes Dons 0-6 Southampton". BBC Sport. 23 September 2015. Retrieved 14 July 2019.
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  58. ^ "Transfers - September 2015". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  59. ^ a b c "Transfers - February 2016". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  60. ^ a b c "Transfers - August 2015". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  61. ^ "MK Dons release Peruvian winger Cristian Benavente from contract". BBC Sport. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  62. ^ a b c d "Transfers - January 2016". BBC Sport. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
  63. ^ "Aguza departs". Milton Keynes Dons. 16 January 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2019.
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