MK Dons v Portsmouth preview
Last Updated: October 5, 2012 12:47pm
Lowe: Doubtful for Dons
Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Milton Keynes Dons and Portsmouth at stadium:mk.
Ryan Lowe is a doubt for MK Dons.
Summer signing Lowe missed training on Thursday due to illness and will be assessed ahead of the match.
The striker has lost his place in the starting line-up recently, having to make do with a substitute's role in the last five league and cup matches.
Gary MacKenzie has resumed light training after missing the last four games with a groin injury but this fixture will come too soon for the Scottish centre-half.
Defenders Mathias Doumbe and Adam Chicksen and midfielders Alan Smith, James O'Shea and Scott Allan, on loan from West Brom and awaiting his first start for the Dons, are options for manager Karl Robinson should he wish to make any changes to his team.
Portsmouth will be without Darel Russell.
Russell missed Tuesday's 2-1 win at Yeovil with a hamstring problem and is set to be out for another couple of weeks, so Johnny Ertl keeps his place in midfield.
Akos Buzsaky could make his debut following his recent move to the south coast although the Hungarian midfielder, an unused substitute in midweek, is likely to start on the bench again.
Defenders Josh Thompson, Ashley Westwood (both ankle) and Alex Grant (knee) and striker Luke Rodgers (thigh) are still on the sidelines.
Centre-half Gabor Gyepes, who scored his second goal in two matches on Tuesday, has been carrying an ankle knock but is expected to be available as Pompey look for a third straight win.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 6th Oct
Brentford2 - 1Crawley
Bury0 - 1Swindon
Coventry1 - 0Bournemth
Crewe2 - 1Hartlepool
Doncaster1 - 0Shrewsbury
Leyton Or0 - 1Sheff Utd
MK Dons2 - 2Portsmouth
Notts Co0 - 1Tranmere
Oldham3 - 1Preston
Stevenage1 - 0Scunthorpe
Walsall1 - 2Carlisle
Yeovil3 - 1Colchester
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|12||Milton Keynes Dons||18||22|