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Stadium:MK (ATT 7,142) 14th September 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: S Mathieson

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Last Updated: 14/09/13 3:06pm

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Tom Flanagan: Faces late fitness check

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.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24