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Stadium:MK (ATT 9,682) 16th March 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: O Langford

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

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Last Updated: 15/03/13 3:04pm

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David Martin: Doubtful for Dons

David Martin: Doubtful for Dons

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Milton Keynes Dons and Tranmere Rovers at stadium:MK.

MK Dons look like having an unchanged squad.

David Martin has returned to training following his five-game absence with a back problem but this match will probably come too soon for the Dons goalkeeper so Ian McLoughlin will continue to deputise.

Daniel Powell pulled up with a hamstring injury during the goalless draw at Sheffield United last weekend and missed the home defeat to Shrewsbury on Tuesday night, and he is likely to remain on the sidelines along with fellow winger Luke Chadwick (hip flexor).

There is plenty of competition for places in attack with Izale McLeod, Patrick Bamford, Alan Smith and Ryan Lowe all available.

The latter saw his goal tally for the season reach double figures following his brace against the Shrews.

Tranmere defender Ian Goodison is an injury doubt.

The veteran centre-back was substituted during Tuesday night's defeat at Walsall due to a groin problem and will be assessed.

Ben Gibson rejoined Rovers on loan from Middlesbrough on Thursday and provides a like-for-like replacement.

"Goody is struggling with a groin strain so it might be that Ben has come back at the right time," said manager Ronnie Moore on Rovers' official website. "We've just got to wait and see.

"To play three games in a week for an 18-year-old is hard enough but to do it when you're 40 is hard. So we'll leave it until the last minute."

Adam McGurk (collapsed lung) and Andy Robinson (hamstring) remain on the sidelines alongside long-term victim James Wallace (knee), but Moore will still shuffle his pack following a run of six defeats and two wins from nine matches.

"There will be one or two changes but we haven't got a massive squad where you can make lots," he added.

"There are players out of form at this time, four or five who are firing way below what we expect of them."

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2 Milton Keynes Dons 46 91
3 Preston North End 46 89
4 Swindon Town 46 79
5 Sheffield United 46 71
6 Chesterfield 46 69
7 Bradford City 46 65
8 Rochdale 46 63
9 Peterborough United 46 63
10 Fleetwood Town 46 63
11 Barnsley 46 62
12 Gillingham 46 62
13 Doncaster Rovers 46 61
14 Walsall 46 59
15 Oldham Athletic 46 57
16 Scunthorpe United 46 56
17 Coventry City 46 55
18 Port Vale 46 54
19 Colchester United 46 52
20 Crewe Alexandra 46 52
21 Notts County 46 50
22 Crawley Town 46 50
23 Leyton Orient 46 49
24 Yeovil Town 46 40