Date: 28th February 2008 at 10:13pm
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Chester City travel to Milton Keynes of Saturday hoping to build on their success against Mansfield Town last week, but it will be a tall order against the league two high flyers.

Chester, who’s barren spell of not winning a game since the 22nd December came to an end last weekend when influential midfielder Kevin Ellison was welcomed back to the first team and immediately scored two goals in a confidence boosting victory at Field Mill.

MK Dons, lead by former Manchester United star Paul Ince will be on a high. ‘The Guvnor’ as he was affectionately know by his Manchester United team mates masterminded a mid week giantkilling victory in South Wales. Roberto Martinez’s Swansea City were the victors in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

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The history of Milton Keynes Dons as a football club is entirely recent, as they have only existed for a little more than three years, although according to official records they are the continuation of Wimbledon FC.

The saga which saw Wimbledon become MK Dons played out in the early part of this decade when Peter Winkelman convinced the directors of Wimbledon and the Football Association to sanction a move of the south London outfit to Buckinghamshire.

In September 2003 Wimbledon began to play at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes and during that season Wimbledon went into administration.

Winkelman, who is the club chairman, bought it from the administrators early in 2004 and changed its name in June 2004, just after The Dons were relegated to the third tier of English football.

Amid widespread condemnation, with organised boycotts and low crowds, MK were relegated again in 2006, after narrowly avoiding the drop in their first full season.

Last season, with former Brentford manager Martin Allen at the helm, they looked set to bounce back to League One but narrowly missed out.

The Dons won their last four games to give themselves a great chance of making the step up but a poor run in late March and early April, when they took two points from four games, eventually cost them.

Fourth place handed them a play-off semi-final against Shrewsbury Town and despite a 0-0 draw away from home they failed to progress to the Wembley final, losing 2-1 in Buckinghamshire.

Allen left in the close season, taking over as manager at Leicester City, and former England international and Macclesfield Town manager Paul Ince took charge.

After a mixed start The Dons have streaked clear at the top of League Two, having lost just once since the beginning of September.

Last week’s win at London Road took them four points clear at the top of the table and they look set for promotion back to League One.