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Deepdale (ATT 9,944) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: M Brown

Preston Preston North End vs Milton Keynes Dons MK Dons

Preston 2

A Kay (og 10)
J Garner (35)

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MK Dons 2

J Banton (31)
S Williams (pen 63)

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Last Updated: 17/08/13 3:02pm

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Iain Hume: Hoping to start

Iain Hume: Hoping to start

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Preston North End and MK Dons at Deepdale.

Preston will have to do without Jack King when they go in search of their first win of the season at home to MK Dons.

The 27-year-old will require surgery on a fractured foot after a scan revealed he could be out for up to 10 weeks.

Meanwhile, boss Simon Grayson is hopeful both Iain Hume and Stuart Beavon will be available for selection after missing last week's goalless draw at Rotherham through injury.

Grayson's men are yet to register a goal in their first two league games and the return of both Hume and Beavon will be music to the ears of the former Leeds manager.

Full-back Jon Otsemobor is expected to be fit for MK Dons clash at Preston.

The former Liverpool trainee missed training on Thursday through illness, but should travel, along with on-loan Aston Villa midfielder Samir Carruthers, who will re-join the squad on Friday following international duty with the Republic of Ireland's Under-21 side.

Captain Dean Lewington will remain absent, though, after it was confirmed by manager Karl Robinson that he would miss another game through a knee injury.

The left-back joins forwards Dean Bowditch (groin) and Daniel Powell (ankle) on the sidelines while Jason Banton is also a doubt with a knock sustained during the 1-0 home win over Crewe last weekend.

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Table

Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16