Milton Keynes Dons v West Ham United U21s
Papa Johns Trophy, Stadium MK, Tuesday 4 October, 7pm
West Ham United U21s return to Papa Johns Trophy action on Tuesday against EFL opposition in Milton Keynes Dons.
Kick-off against the League One side is set for 7pm on Tuesday 4 October. Read on for all the information you need ahead of this midweek fixture for our development side...
Tickets for away fans are still available for Tuesday’s fixture between MK Dons and West Ham United U21s.
Supporters can purchase their seats through MK Dons at the link here, with seats available in Block 30 in the North East Lower.
Adult tickets are available for £12 while Senior tickets are £9. Under-25s can attend Tuesday’s match for just £6, Under-18s can buy tickets for just £3, while Under-12s can get in for just £1.50!
Parking is available for visiting fans at Stadium MK on Tuesday. The postcode is: MK1 1ST.
The easiest way to reach MK by road is via the M1. If you are coming from the North get off at Junction 14, or from the South, Junction 13. The stadium is 7 minutes from Junction 13 of the M1, and 10 minutes from Junction 14.
Follow the brown road signs for Stadium MK when using the A5 or A421. Milton Keynes is built on a grid system of H Roads (horizontal) and V roads (vertical), and the Stadium is between V6 Grafton Street and V7 Saxon Street.
Away fans attending matches at Stadium MK should follow signs for “Football Coaches” and enter the stadium site from the East side using V7 Saxon Street, as this is closest to Away Fan parking and entrances. Car parking is priced at £10 on the day, or can be pre-booked through MK Dons at £7 plus a £1 booking fee.
Fans utilising trains can make use of three train stations - Milton Keynes Central, Bletchley, and Fenny Stratford. All three are within a short taxi journey of Stadium MK.
How To Follow…
West Ham United U21s’ visit to MK Dons will be available to watch via a live stream provided by the EFL.
The EFL have advised that the stream will be available to supporters for £10 per match on a pay-per-view basis, and will be available to watch at the link here!
Full coverage of Tuesday’s fixture will also be available through our live blog at whufc.com, with our blog of the proceedings from Stadium MK going live an hour before kick-off, at 6pm.
Goal updates will also be posted as they happen through the West Ham United Twitter feed while full highlights from the game, as well as reaction, will be available at whufc.com and on our YouTube Channel from Wednesday morning.
Divin Mubama will once again be available for Mark Robson’s development side after serving a three-match domestic suspension. The striker received a red card in the Premier League 2 match with Everton.
With fixtures coming thick and fast throughout October, lead coach Robson may opt to make changes to his side after Saturday’s Premier League 2 match with Crystal Palace and another league game, against Chelsea, set for this Saturday.
After coming so close to securing promotion last season, the 2022/23 campaign has started slower for Milton Keynes Dons.
Finishing third in EFL League One last season, just one point outside the automatic promotion places, MK Dons could not earn a place in the Championship through the play-offs.
The new season has not seen the best of the Buckhinghamshire-based side. The side have already endured five defeats this season, putting them in 18th in League One. A 4-0 win away to Morecambe prior to the international break may provide a platform to build on.
A host of connections with the Hammers, particularly the Academy, can be found throughout the MK Dons side. Manager Liam Manning is a former Academy coach and previously led the development side, before departing the Hammers to take up a role with New York City FC in 2109.
In Nathan Holland and Dan Kemp, Manning has signed two wingers he knew well from his time in the West Ham Academy. Former West Ham goalkeeper David Martin has also recently signed for the League One side.