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James O'Shea is brought on as a substitute for Luke Chadwick.
Dean Bowditch finds the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Exeter 0-2 Milton Keynes Dons.Assist by Luke Chadwick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Dean Bowditch.
Tom Nichols is ruled offside. Free kick taken by David Martin.
Foul by Troy Archibald-Henville on Darren Potter, free kick awarded. Shaun Williams takes the direct free kick.
Unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Stephen Gleeson results in a free kick. Stephen Gleeson receives a yellow card. Free kick crossed left-footed by Billy Jones, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
Daniel Powell replaces Jabo Ibehre.
David Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch. Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.
Billy Jones comes on in place of Chris Shephard.
James Dunne produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target. James Dunne fouled by Shaun Williams, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Chris Shephard from right wing, clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Nichols by Shaun Williams. Chris Shephard takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Dean Bowditch. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Foul by Nicholas Bignall on Gary MacKenzie, free kick awarded. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Baldock. Artur Krysiak takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by David Noble on Dean Bowditch. Free kick taken by Dean Bowditch.
Adam Chicksen fouled by David Noble, the ref awards a free kick. Cross/shot by Shaun Williams.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Scott Golbourne on Jabo Ibehre. Dean Bowditch is brought on as a substitute for Angelo Balanta. Adam Chicksen restarts play with the free kick.
Effort from the edge of the area by Nicholas Bignall goes wide of the right-hand post.
Jabo Ibehre gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne. Free kick taken by Scott Golbourne.
Tom Nichols comes on in place of Callum McNish.
Nicholas Bignall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary MacKenzie. David Martin takes the direct free kick.
Dean Lewington fouled by James Dunne, the ref awards a free kick. David Martin takes the indirect free kick.
Jabo Ibehre produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Unfair challenge on Richard Duffy by Jabo Ibehre results in a free kick. Richard Duffy takes the free kick.
Nicholas Bignall has a headed effort at goal from just inside the area that misses to the right of the goal.
Corner taken right-footed by Angelo Balanta, clearance made by Steve Tully.
Nicholas Bignall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Stephen Gleeson by David Noble. Gary MacKenzie takes the indirect free kick.
Angelo Balanta is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Shot from long distance by Callum McNish misses to the right of the target.
Liam Sercombe produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Dunne by Dean Lewington. James Dunne takes the free kick.
James Dunne is caught offside. David Martin takes the free kick.
Jabo Ibehre challenges Richard Duffy unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Jabo Ibehre is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Artur Krysiak restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Scott Golbourne by Angelo Balanta results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Dean Lewington gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicholas Bignall. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Shephard.
Chris Shephard fouled by Darren Potter, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Shephard takes the indirect free kick.
Angelo Balanta handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Free kick taken by David Noble.
Jabo Ibehre finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Exeter 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons.
Angelo Balanta gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Dunne. Indirect free kick taken by Artur Krysiak.
Callum McNish takes a shot. Save by David Martin.
Adam Chicksen challenges Liam Sercombe unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Noble.
Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Angelo Balanta, James Dunne makes a clearance.
Effort on goal by Jabo Ibehre from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by David Noble, clearance by Shaun Williams.
The offside flag is raised against Sam Baldock. James Dunne restarts play with the free kick, Liam Sercombe takes a shot. Gary MacKenzie gets a block in. Corner taken by David Noble, Nicholas Bignall produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Unfair challenge on Jabo Ibehre by James Dunne results in a free kick. Stephen Gleeson takes the free kick.
Shot by Callum McNish from outside the box goes high over the target.
Grecians short in attack
Exeter boss Paul Tisdale faces a striking crisis with several of his forwards set to miss the visit of MK Dons.
The Grecians were already without Daniel Nardiello, who is sidelined after being stretchered off before half-time in the Grecians` first league game, while John O'Flynn is recuperating from a knee operation.
Richard Logan hobbled off in the Carling Cup victory over Yeovil to compound Tisdale's injury woes.
Logan was replaced by Guillem Bauza, who grabbed a goal on his debut before he was also replaced as a precaution.
Loan signing Nicholas Bignall is likely to lead the line after making his Exeter bow against Yeovil.
"We have the benefit of Nicholas Bignall for a month, so let's be grateful and take advantage of that and then we will assess it a month's time," Tisdale told Western Morning News.
MK Dons have no new problems ahead of the trip.
Mathias Kouo-Doumbe remains the only absentee after the defender suffered ankle ligament damage during pre-season.
Adam Chicksen is expected to continue filling in at right-back and keep Tom Flanagan out of the defence.
Luke Chadwick was rested against Cheltenham in the Carling Cup in midweek and will hope to force his way back into the side.
However, Jabo Ibehre could keep his place in the starting XI after scoring his second goal in as many games at Whaddon Road on Tuesday night.
Goalkeeper Ian McLoughlin is back from international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s and could replace Louis Bragg on the bench as David Martin's deputy.
Ibehre leads dons charge
MK Dons took full advantage of Exeter's lack of cutting edge to record a 2-0 win at St James' Park.
Jabo Ibehre gave the Dons the lead midway through the first half when he capitalised on some sloppy Exeter defending to lash home a loose ball from 12 yards.
Ibehre had already had one effort at goal by then, lobbing the ball wide of the far post after a mistake by Troy Archibald-Henville.
Exeter had played plenty of good football in the opening 45 minutes and Nicholas Bignall missed their best chance on the stroke of half-time. He headed wide from six yards with the goal at his mercy after some terrific play by Liam Sercombe down the right wing.
Exeter enjoyed long spells of possession in the second half, but a striker shortage meant they lacked an end product.
There was plenty of probing from the Grecians with the Dons playing on the counter-attack and in the last minute Dean Bowditch beat Exeter's offside trap to run through and slip the ball under the goalkeeper.
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