MK Dons v Notts County preview
Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:06pm
Tom Flanagan: Faces late fitness check
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between MK Dons and Notts County at stadium:MK.
Lee Hodson, Samir Carruthers and Tom Flanagan all return to contention for the Dons ahead of this weekend's outing.
The trio missed the home draw with Swindon last weekend. Hodson and Carruthers were away on international duty with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland Under-21 side respectively, while Flanagan was nursing an ankle injury.
All three players face competition if they are to force their way back into manager Karl Robinson's starting XI. In Hodson's absence, Jon Otsemobor has performed well at right-back while loan duo Jason Banton and Danny Green have impressed on the wings.
Daniel Powell (ankle) and Dean Bowditch (groin) remain sidelined through injury. The latter returned to training this week while Powell is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation.
The Magpies will check on a handful of players before they travel to Milton Keynes to face the Dons.
Notts County were without a game last weekend due to international call-ups which meant more time for the likes of Alan Sheehan (hamstring), Enoch Showunmi (back), Haydn Hollis and Danny Haynes to recovery from their injuries. However, it is still unclear whether they will be fit in time for Saturday's game.
Manager Chris Kiwomya will need to decide whether to keep Manny Smith at the heart of defence and last year's player of the year Gary Liddle in midfield.
Striker Marcus Haber and 18-year-old forward Jack Grealish are available to make their debuts having arrived on loan from Stevenage and Aston Villa respectively on Friday.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 14th Sep
Bradford2 - 2Colchester
Bristol C0 - 3Peterboro
Carlisle1 - 0Sheff Utd
Crawley1 - 1Shrewsbury
Crewe0 - 3Walsall
Leyton Or3 - 2Port Vale
MK Dons3 - 1Notts Co
Preston3 - 0Stevenage
Rotherham3 - 2Oldham
Tranmere3 - 4Brentford
Wolves3 - 2Swindon
Sky Bet League 1
|4||Preston North End||36||68|
|7||Milton Keynes Dons||37||52|