MK Dons will begin life without Jermaine Easter when they come up against former boss Paul Ince and his Notts County side.
Easter left stadium:mk to join Swansea on loan deadline day at the end of last month, but Karl Robinson`s side have not been in action since a 4-1 defeat at Huddersfield on November 23.
Midfielder Luke Chadwick is back to face the Magpies after a one-game suspension while defender Jude Stirling has returned to light training.
A serious groin injury has kept the versatile Stirling out of action since a loan spell at Grimsby last April but the popular figure could be back in the new year.
On-loan QPR forward Angelo Balanta has had ankle surgery which will rule him out for four months and Sam Baldock is another striker sidelined by an ankle injury.