2021–22 Milton Keynes Dons F.C. season

The 2021–22 season is Milton Keynes Dons‘ 18th season in their existence, and the club’s third consecutive season in League One. The club will also compete in the FA Cup, EFL Cup and EFL Trophy.

Milton Keynes Dons 2021–22 football season
Milton Keynes Dons
2021–22 season
Chairman Pete Winkelman[1]
Head Coach Russell Martin
(until 31 July)[2]
Liam Manning
(from 13 August)[3]
Stadium Stadium MK
FA Cup First round
(eliminated by Stevenage)
EFL Cup First round
(eliminated by Bournemouth)
EFL Trophy Third round
Top goalscorer League: Scott Twine (9)
All: Scott Twine (9)
Highest home attendance 10,822 (vs Portsmouth)
11 September 2021, League One[4]
Lowest home attendance 1,320 (vs Wycombe Wanderers)
5 October 2021, EFL Trophy GS
Average home league attendance 8,828[5]
Biggest win 4–0 vs Morecambe
27 November 2021, League One
Biggest defeat 0–5 vs Bournemouth,
31 July 2021, EFL Cup R1
2022–23 

The season covers the period from 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022.

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On 1 August 2021, manager Russell Martin departed the club to take up the vacant managerial position at Swansea City, with the buyout clause in his contract activated.[2] On 3 August 2021, the club announced captain Dean Lewington would take over as interim manager whilst a permanent replacement was sought.[6]

A successor was announced on 13 August, with Liam Manning being revealed as the club’s first ever Head Coach.[3]

Milton Keynes Dons announced they will play friendly matches against King’s Lynn Town,[7]Chelmsford City,[8]Bristol City[9] and Tottenham Hotspur[10] as part of their pre-season preparations.

Win Draw Loss Postponed
Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers Attendance Ref
13 July 2021 – 19:00 King’s Lynn Town Away 3–1 Twine (2), Watters [11][lower-alpha 1]
17 July 2021 – 11:00 Maidenhead United Away 3–1 Trialist (2), Bird [12][lower-alpha 2]
19 July 2021 – 20:00 Chelmsford City Away P–P[13] [14][lower-alpha 3]
21 July 2021 – 11:00 Coventry City Neutral 7–1 Bird, Watters (2), Twine, O’Riley (2), Darling [15][lower-alpha 4]
24 July 2021 – 13:30 Bristol City Away 1–3 Bird [16]
28 July 2021 – 19:45 Tottenham Hotspur Home 1–3 Freeman 15,795 [17]
  1. 2 x 60 minute matches.
  2. Behind closed doors. 2 x 60 minute matches.
  3. Milton Keynes Dons XI side.
  4. Behind closed doors. 2 x 60 minute matches.

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