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Stadium:MK (ATT 10,489) 25th September 2012 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Attwell

MK Dons Milton Keynes Dons vs Sunderland Sunderland

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Martin O'Neill's side look to avoid upset

Last Updated: 25/09/12 10:43am

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Martin O'Neill: Travelling to Milton Keynes

Martin O'Neill: Travelling to Milton Keynes

Premier League Sunderland travel to League One Milton Keynes Dons looking to avoid an upset in the third round of Capital One Cup.

Jimmy Bullard is expected to be the only absentee for MK Dons.

Bullard has been nursing a knee injury and the experienced midfielder may need to see a specialist about the problem.

Striker Charlie MacDonald received a cut near an eye against Bury and full back Jon Otsemobor pulled up at Gigg Lane on Saturday. Both players had to be substituted before half-time but are in contention to face the Black Cats.

The Dons also lost Gary MacKenzie before the league game at Bury but the centre-half is another who should be involved in the third-round tie.

Checks

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is waiting on a series of checks before naming his squad.

Striker Fraizer Campbell suffered a foot injury after coming on as a substitute at West Ham on Saturday, and midfielder Sebastian Larsson left Upton Park with a hamstring problem.

O'Neill will also have to decide if central defender Titus Bramble can manage two games in four days, while winger Adam Johnson (thigh) and Carlos Cuellar (hamstring) are unlikely to be risked and Phil Bardsley (ankle) and Wes Brown (knee) are still short of match-fitness.

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