Ex-boss Dave Anderson understands AFC Wimbledon 'hurt'
Former AFC Wimbledon boss Dave Anderson says he understands the club's hurt at being drawn to potentially face MK Dons in the FA Cup second round.
The two clubs will meet for the first time if they win their replays against Ebbsfleet and Stevenage respectively.
In a statement, Wimbledon said the fixture was "very painful for us".
Anderson told the BBC's Non League Show: "When I got the job I knew about the history and I understand the hurt a lot of people have about the fixture."
AFC Wimbledon were formed in 2002 after the relocation of 'London' club Wimbledon FC to Milton Keynes was approved by a three-man Football Association commission.
Wimbledon FC subsequently moved to Milton Keynes in September 2003, and were renamed as MK Dons in the summer of 2004.
Anderson took charge in 2004 and led the club to the Isthmian League First Division title in his first season in charge, before losing in the Premier Division play-offs in the following two seasons.
He was then replaced by Terry Brown, who has guided the club up through the non-league pyramid to their current position of second in the Blue Square Bet Premier, and to the brink of their first meeting with Milton Keynes.
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