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

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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

Saturday, 23 August 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Gillingham
Bradford v Peterboro
Colchester v Doncaster
Fleetwood v Chesterfld
Leyton Or v Walsall
MK Dons v Coventry
Port Vale v Notts Co
Preston v Oldham
Rochdale v Bristol C
Sheff Utd v Crawley

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Fleetwood 3 4 9
2 Bradford 3 3 7
3 Bristol C 3 2 7
4 MK Dons 3 2 6
5 Peterboro 3 1 6
6 Chesterfld 3 1 6
7 Crawley 3 0 6
8 Preston 3 4 5
9 Port Vale 3 2 5
10 Doncaster 3 1 4
11 Swindon 3 1 4
12 Leyton Or 3 1 4
13 Gillingham 3 0 4
14 Coventry 3 0 4
15 Barnsley 3 0 4
16 Notts Co 3 0 4
17 Rochdale 3 1 3
18 Sheff Utd 3 -1 3
19 Yeovil 3 -4 3
20 Walsall 3 -1 2
21 Oldham 3 -2 2
22 Colchester 3 -2 1
23 Crewe 3 -5 0
24 Scunthorpe 3 -8 0

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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