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AFC Wimbledon chief executive Erik Samuelson wants Milton Keynes to drop the word Dons from their name as both clubs look to put the past behind them.

Both sides won FA Cup first-round replays this week, meaning AFC will travel to stadium:mk in early December to take on the club which replaced the original administration-hit Wimbledon FC and relocated to Milton Keynes almost a decade ago. The club formed by Wimbledon supporters in response have since been promoted five times in nine years to reach npower League Two.

The second-round tie will be the first meeting between the sides but many AFC fans plan to boycott the match as they do not want to recognise chairman Pete Winkelman's 'franchise' club which took their league position and still uses the name Dons. "It's up to them," Samuelson told Sky Sports News.

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