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Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between MK Dons and Colchester at stadium:mk.

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Lewington: Faces late fitness test

Lewington: Faces late fitness test

Captain Dean Lewington is an injury concern for MK Dons.

Lewington limped off after 58 minutes of the 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury on Tuesday night and the left-back will continue to be assessed.

Forward Daniel Powell is also nursing a knock following the game at Greenhous Meadow and he too will be monitored before a decision is made on his availability.

Alan Smith is one player who will definitely miss out after the versatile veteran collected his fifth yellow card of the season against the Shrews and as a result will be suspended for the game.

Smith's absence will leave a hole for either Ryan Lowe or Charlie MacDonald to fill. Loanee Ibra Sekajja, still awaiting his first appearance for the club, is another option for manager Karl Robinson, as is new signing Patrick Bamford.

Bamford joined the Dons from Chelsea on Thursday and will remain at stadium:mk until January 7, 2013.

Jabo Ibehre is ineligible to face his parent club.

The striker joined the Us from the Dons on a three-month loan deal in late September but will not be allowed to line up against his employers at stadium:mk.

That means either Clinton Morrison or Gavin Massey will step in as Colchester aim to make amends for Tuesday's 3-1 home defeat to Coventry.

Left-back Dan Potts is in contention to make his debut having joined on an initial month-long loan deal from West Ham.

Manager Joe Dunne must decide whether captain Kem Izzet is worthy of a place in his matchday 18 having returned to training following six weeks out with a hip injury, although a starting berth is highly unlikely so soon.

Colchester have won one of their last six games on the road in all competitions.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
Port Vale v Sheff Utd  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Bradford v Crawley  
Bristol C v Crewe  
Carlisle v Oldham  
Colchester v Brentford  
Coventry v Wolves  
Leyton Or v Tranmere  
Notts Co v Swindon  
Preston v Gillingham  
Rotherham v MK Dons  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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