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Capital One Cup

Stadium:MK (ATT 7,458) 24th August 2010 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Bates

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Blackpool Blackpool

MK Dons 4

S Baldock (1)
J Easter (55, 57)
L Guy (110)


Blackpool 3

B Ormerod (52)
L Sylvestre (58)
C Adam (pen 82)

After Extra Time

MK Dons v Blackpool preview

Dons and Seasiders aim to bounce back from weekend defeats

By Ben Collins.   Last Updated: 24/08/10 11:01am

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Robinson: Hopes to mastermind upset

Robinson: Hopes to mastermind upset

Blackpool will aim to avoid more misery as they visit MK Dons in the Carling Cup second round.

Although the newly-promoted Seasiders marked their Premier League debut with a 4-0 win at Wigan, they came crashing back down to earth at Arsenal on Saturday.

The Tangerines suffered a 6-0 defeat at the Emirates although they did spend most of the game with 10 men after Ian Evatt was shown a straight red card as he conceded the penalty for Arsenal's second goal.

The Dons will be keen to capitalise on any despondency in the Blackpool camp by pulling off a cup upset and putting themselves in the frame to face one of the Premier League's big boys in the next round.

Karl Robinson's men started their League One campaign with a 2-1 win at Walsall but also suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday, going down 4-1 at Carlisle.

The chance to claim a Premier League scalp is the ideal opportunity to put that setback behind them, though, and Blackpool will be well aware of the hosts' motivation having dumped Wigan out of last year's competition while almost knocking Stoke out too.

Team news

Robinson has a fitness doubt over Stephen Gleeson. The midfielder has been used at right-back this season but was replaced on Saturday due to a muscle problem.

Mat Doumbe is an option to start if Gleeson misses out, while Robinson may make further changes.

Veteran midfielder Dietmar Hamann will be rested and Mark Carrington, Lewis Guy, Luke Howell and Adam Chicksen will all hope to be given a chance to start.

Jabo Ibehre is also hoping to be given the nod after scoring both goals as the Dons came from behind to beat Dagenham & Redbridge 2-1 in the previous round.

Defender Gary Mackenzie is still waiting for his debut as he recovers from an injury in pre-season while striker Aaron Wilbraham is out with a back problem. Jude Stirling (groin) also misses out along with Pele (thigh).

Blackpool defender Ian Evatt must serve a one-match after his red card at Arsenal.

Israel international Dekel Keinan could therefore be given his first start after coming on for his debut at the Emirates.

Goalkeeper Paul Rachubka is sidelined after having an operation on his knee while striker Jason Euell is also out.

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