The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

ON PA­PER, this looked like a game be­tween two well-matched teams – and that is ex­actly how it panned out.

Both are peren­nial pro­mo­tion con­tenders and, on this ev­i­dence, the pair will be there or there- abouts come May once again.

Preston, even with­out top scorer Joe Gar­ner, will feel that they had the chances to win this game and en­joyed plenty of suc­cess by play­ing a more di­rect style up to Kevin Davies and Jer­maine Beck­ford.

Dons were trou­bled de­fen­sively, es­pe­cially in the sec­ond half, but to set an un­beaten run of ten games in League One is a re­mark­able achieve­ment.

The di­vi­sion’s top scor­ers had dif­fi­culty cre­at­ing much against a solid Preston de­fence and Karl Robin­son will be pleased they man­aged to come away with a point.

Dons re­main third, ahead of Preston only on goal dif­fer­ence.

Both sides will ex­pect to be firmly inside that top six come the end of the sea­son.

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