Walsall v MK Dons preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Walsall and Milton Keynes Dons at the Banks's Stadium.

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Lewington: Back in the fold

Lewington: Back in the fold

Walsall will be without Will Grigg for their home clash against MK Dons.

The striker is on international duty with Northern Ireland for their double-header against Russia and Luxembourg, handing manager Dean Smith a real selection problem in attack.

Febian Brandy could fill that void having made his return from a hamstring injury for the reserves in midweek, although the forward's match fitness will be assessed in the lead-up to the Bescot encounter.

Full-back Richard Taundry (thigh) also made his comeback for the second string and will now hope to be involved.

Midfielder Adam Chambers (hamstring) is rated 50/50 as he looks to make his return to action but twin brother James (thigh) definitely remains out.

Captain Dean Lewington will come straight back into the Dons team.

Lewington has completed a three-match ban for his red card in the 1-0 defeat at Swindon and will return at left-back.

However, fellow defender Gary MacKenzie, an ever-present so far this season, will need replacing in the side following his call-up to the Scotland squad.

With Lewington back in the fold, Antony Kay, Adam Chicksen and midfielder Shaun Williams are likely to make up the Dons' backline.

The only injury doubt for boss Karl Robinson is midfielder Jimmy Bullard, who was forced off with a dead leg 56 minutes into his full debut against Northampton in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat in midweek.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston
Bristol C v Notts Co
Carlisle v Walsall
Colchester v Oldham
Coventry v Swindon
Crawley v Leyton Or
Gillingham v Tranmere
Port Vale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Crewe
Wolves v Rotherham

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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