Milton Keynes Dons V Notts County at stadium:mk : Match Preview

13 September 2013 08:31
Milton Keynes Dons V Notts County - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.

Trio in Dons contention

Lee Hodson, Samir Carruthers and Tom Flanagan all return to contention for MK Dons ahead of the visit of Notts County.

The trio missed the home draw with Swindon last weekend. Hodson and Carruthers were away on international duty with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side respectively, while Flanagan was nursing an ankle injury.

All three players face competition if they are to force their way back into manager Karl Robinson's starting XI. In Hodson's absence, Jon Otsemobor has performed well at right-back while loan duo Jason Banton and Danny Green have impressed on the wings.

Daniel Powell (ankle) and Dean Bowditch (groin) remain sidelined through injury. The latter returned to training this week while Powell is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation.

Notts County will check on a handful of players before they travel.

The Magpies were without a game last weekend due to international call-ups which meant more time for the likes of Alan Sheehan (hamstring), Enoch Showunmi (back), Haydn Hollis and Danny Haynes to recovery from their injuries.

However, it is still unclear whether they will be fit in time for Saturday's game.

Manager Chris Kiwomya will need to decide whether to keep Manny Smith at the heart of defence and last year's player of the year Gary Liddle in midfield.

Source: PA