Morecambe look to secure League 2 safety at mid-table AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
The former member of the Crazy Gang was a popular choice as boss in October 2012. Guided the Dons to Football League safety with a final day victory over Fleetwood before ensuring they aren’t flirting with relegation during his first full season in charge. Learnt his trade as a coach at the Cardiff City academy after a playing career that also took in spells with Watford and Milwall.
The Dons don’t have an out and out goalscorer this season with Midson their leading marksman despite having just the six goals to his name. Was also the club’s top scorer in his first two seasons at the club after arriving from Oxford.
The Dons are unbeaten in their last four League 2 games, a run that sees them as the definition of midtable, nine points above the bottom two and 11 behind the play-off places. Won two and drawn two of the four-game run with Kwesi Appiah scoring one and setting up another as Ardley’s side won 2-1 at Plymouth on Easter Monday.
The sides have met five times over the last three seasons with just a solitary Shrimps victory. Jim Bentley’s side were 3-1 victors at the Globe Arena back in November 2012 with the other two games resulting in two Dons wins and two draws.
The sides drew 1-1 back in October at the Globe Arena with Michael Smith cancelling out Kevin Ellison’s early goal. Victory on that day would have seen the Shrimps go top of League 2.
Worner, Fuller, Richards, Moore, Jones, Frampton, Francomb, Morris, Appiah, Midson, Pell.