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Team news ahead of Tuesday night's League One clash between Colchester United and MK Dons at Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Brian Wilson: Back from ban

Brian Wilson: Back from ban

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Brian Wilson returns from suspension as Colchester aim to recover from their FA Cup nightmare.

The right-back missed Saturday's desperately disappointing 3-1 defeat at non-league neighbours Chelmsford but is guaranteed a starting berth against the Magpies.

Manager Joe Dunne described the humiliating exit as the worst day in his footballing career but backed the U's recover.

Wilson aside, further changes are now on the agenda as Colchester look to bounce back immediately.

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is a leading contender for a starting berth, as is striker Freddie Sears, while the likes of Gavin Massey, Andy Bond, Karl Duguid and Clinton Morrison will also be pushing be inclusion.

Kem Izzet remains sidelined with his long-standing hip injury.

Alan Sheehan and Lee Hughes could come back into the reckoning for Notts County.

Full-back Sheehan (hamstring) and veteran striker Hughes both missed the FA Cup first-round win over Portsmouth on Saturday through injury and illness respectively.

Midfielder Joss Labadie (knee) and defender Tom Williams (calf) both made late substitute appearances at Fratton Park following injury lay-offs and they should be in the squad once again.

Carl Regan remains a doubt with his ankle problem while manager Keith Curle will still be without fellow defender Manny Smith (knee) and goalkeeper Fabian Spiess (knee).

County will be looking to extend their club-record run of away league games without defeat to 16 matches in Essex.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C
Coventry v Peterboro
Crewe v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v MK Dons
Gillingham v Crawley
Oldham v Bradford
Port Vale v Leyton Or
Preston v Fleetwood
Scunthrpe v Notts Co
Swindon v Colchester

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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