Milton Keynes Dons have parted company with their head coach Graham Alexander just ten days before facing Swindon Town.

Alexander was appointed in May of this year following the club’s relegation from League One and he has been at the helm for just 16 matches across all competitions. He has now become the third League Two manager to depart this season.

The Dons had made a fast start to the campaign and were top of the table after five matches, as Alexander won four of those opening five, but they have struggled since then.

The club have not won a single league match in the eight games since going top and have tumbled down the table, finding themselves in 16th place in League Two.

Swindon head to Stadium MK in just over a week’s time and now face the prospect of taking on two brand new managers in the space of five days, as they also take on managerless Gillingham next Tuesday, who parted company with Neil Harris on 5th October.

Town failed to capitalise against a side who just parted with their manager at Valley Parade when a Bradford City side with interim player-manager Kevin McDonald at the helm defeated them 1-0.

The departure of Alexander also means that both of the League Two managers who sent players on loan to Town have now been dismissed, with Dan Kemp having come on loan from Milton Keynes Dons and Jake Young from Bradford, who parted company with Mark Hughes almost two weeks ago.

The duo have been invaluable for Swindon so far this season, combining for 17 goals and nine assists between them. In addition to this, their link-up has been deadly as no player has assisted another more in League Two this season than the four goals Young has laid on for Kemp.