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Juvhel Tsoumou is ruled offside. David Martin takes the direct free kick.
Shot from just outside the penalty box by Conor McLaughlin misses to the left of the target.
Juvhel Tsoumou challenges Gary MacKenzie unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Dean Lewington from the left by-line, clearance made by Nathan Doyle.
Juvhel Tsoumou handles the ball and concedes a free kick. James O'Shea comes on in place of Luke Chadwick. Free kick taken by Gary MacKenzie.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Dean Lewington, Stephen Gleeson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Luke Chadwick by Juvhel Tsoumou results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Dean Lewington, Jamie McCombe manages to make a clearance.
Conor McLaughlin challenges Adam Smith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Conor McLaughlin. Free kick crossed left-footed by Dean Lewington, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.
Conor McLaughlin joins the action as a substitute, replacing Paul Parry.
The ball is swung over by Dean Lewington, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a save.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Darren Potter by Adam Barton. Stephen Gleeson restarts play with the free kick.
Dean Bowditch goes off and Daniel Powell comes on.
Steven Smith gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Bowditch. Booking for Steven Smith for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Dean Lewington from right wing, Jamie McCombe makes a clearance.
Stephen Gleeson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Steven Smith takes the direct free kick.
The referee blows for offside against Juvhel Tsoumou. Direct free kick taken by David Martin.
Jabo Ibehre leaves the field to be replaced by Angelo Balanta. Juvhel Tsoumou comes on in place of Iain Hume.
Jabo Ibehre has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Luke Chadwick has an effort at goal. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the left by-line, Thorsten Stuckmann makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Danny Mayor, Luke Chadwick manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Danny Mayor from the left by-line to the near post, Gary MacKenzie makes a clearance.
The ball is crossed by David Gray, clearance made by Gary MacKenzie.
Effort on goal by Stephen Gleeson from 12 yards. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Shot by Adam Smith from 12 yards. Save by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Corner taken left-footed by Dean Bowditch, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
Foul by Jamie McCombe on Charlie MacDonald, free kick awarded. Booking for Jamie McCombe for unsporting behaviour. Dean Lewington crosses the ball in from the free kick, David Gray makes a clearance.
Iain Hume takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
Foul by Dean Lewington on Danny Mayor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Paul Parry.
Inswinging corner taken by Dean Bowditch.
Corner taken right-footed by Dean Bowditch from the right by-line, clearance made by Steven Smith.
Adam Smith fouled by Danny Mayor, the ref awards a free kick. Dean Bowditch produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Dean Bowditch, Gary MacKenzie has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Dean Lewington. Dean Lewington restarts play with the free kick.
Iain Hume gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith. Free kick taken by David Martin.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Thorsten Stuckmann takes the direct free kick.
Adam Barton comes on in place of Neil Mellor.
Jamie McCombe concedes a free kick for a foul on Jabo Ibehre. Darren Potter restarts play with the free kick.
Handball by Steven Smith. Stephen Gleeson takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Doyle by Jabo Ibehre. Craig Morgan takes the direct free kick.
Shot from outside the box by Dean Bowditch misses to the left of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Adam Smith by Paul Parry results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Dean Lewington from the free kick, save made by Thorsten Stuckmann.
Adam Smith takes a shot. Blocked by Craig Morgan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Mellor on Gary MacKenzie. Gary MacKenzie takes the direct free kick.
Effort from inside the box by Paul Coutts bounces off the post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Lewington by Danny Mayor. Dean Lewington takes the free kick.
Paul Parry scores a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Milton Keynes Dons 0-1 Preston.The assist for the goal came from Paul Coutts.
Adam Smith challenges Paul Parry unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steven Smith takes the free kick.
Caution for Paul Coutts.
Craig Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jabo Ibehre. Dean Lewington takes the direct free kick.
Paul Coutts sends in a cross, Close range headed effort by Iain Hume clears the crossbar.
Steven Smith takes a short corner.
Mark Beevers challenges Neil Mellor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Nathan Doyle.
Williams blow for Dons
MK Dons will be without Shaun Williams when they host managerless Preston in the televised League One fixture on Saturday evening.
Williams will serve a one-match suspension after the midfielder collected his fifth yellow card of the season during the 2-0 victory over Tranmere.
Goalkeeper David Martin and midfielder Darren Potter shook off injuries to claim their places in the starting line-up at Prenton Park, this time around manager Karl Robinson is hoping Charlie MacDonald and Stephen Gleeson can do the same.
Striker MacDonald is nursing a knock from last weekend while midfielder Gleeson was absent for the trip to the Wirral with an unspecified problem.
Robinson revealed he also has two other unnamed concerns.
Graham Alexander is his own worst injury problem as the veteran midfielder and coach David Unsworth prepare to take charge of managerless Preston.
North End parted company with boss Phil Brown on Wednesday following a run of one win in 11 npower League One games and later chairman Peter Ridsdale confirmed Alexander and Unsworth would taken the reins in Milton Keynes.
Alexander will be able to focus all his attentions on the coaching role in hand after confirming he expects to be sidelined for between six to eight weeks with a hamstring injury.
Canadian forward Iain Hume made his return from knee problems as a substitute in last weekend's 0-0 draw with Stevenage and is pushing for a start up-front alongside Neil Mellor after completing 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek.
Paul Coutts is fit to return after a mouth abscess kept the midfielder out against Boro, while the flu bug that swept through the Lilywhites squad on the eve of that game is no longer a concern.
Midfield duo Barry Nicholson (ankle) and Iain Ashbee (knee) will have their fitness assessed ahead of kick-off.
Lilywhites down Dons
Managerless Preston ripped up the form book as Paul Parry`s solitary goal was enough to end MK Dons` unbeaten home run in League One.
With Graham Alexander and David Unsworth in temporary charge after Phil Brown's departure, North End arrived in Milton Keynes with just one win from their last 11 league matches.
But they defended resolutely to protect the seventh-minute lead given to them by Parry to inflict a first defeat on the Dons at stadium:mk since April.
Preston took the lead when Danny Mayor's superb cross from the right-hand side picked out Parry at the back post and he guided his header back across goalkeeper David Martin and into the far corner.
Paul Coutts then struck the outside of a post for the visitors before Dons defender Mark Beevers did brilliantly to intercept Mayor's ball across goal with Neil Mellor waiting for a tap-in.
Early in the second half, Preston keeper Thorsten Stuckmann did well to push away Stephen Gleeson's powerful volley as it looked destined for the bottom corner.
The German then denied Luke Chadwick as the Dons desperately searched for an equaliser. But Karl Robinson`s side would struggle to create any clear-cut openings after that, with Gleeson coming closest with a shot from the edge of the area that went narrowly wide.
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