MK Dons v Bradford preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Milton Keynes Dons and Bradford City at Stadium:mk.

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Dele Alli: Back in contention

Dele Alli: Back in contention

Dons expect to have teenage midfielder Dele Alli available for selection when Bradford visit.

Alli has been out since September with a foot injury but the 17-year-old played for 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly this week and could be on the bench on Saturday. Ben Reeves also played in that game and is back in contention after a knock.

Aston Villa loanee Samir Carruthers is another to come back into the reckoning having been ineligible for the FA Cup tie against FC Halifax two weeks ago, with the Dons' league fixture against Oldham postponed last weekend.

On-loan defender Jordan Spence will play the last game of his one-month stay while goalkeeper David Martin (calf) and winger Luke Chadwick (foot) are doubts.

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson, meanwhile, will select his side from an unchanged squad but may consider one or two changes at MK Dons.

Parkinson has no new injury or suspension problems as the Bantams chase their first win in six league matches, but wingers Raffaele De Vita and Mark Yeates are both pushing for recalls.

Andrew Davies remains sidelined with a knee injury, so Matthew Bates is expected to retain his place alongside Rory McArdle at the heart of defence.

Strikers James Hanson and leading goalscorer Nahki Wells will resume up front, the latter's hat-trick in Sunday's 3-3 draw with Coventry taking his tally for the season to 12.

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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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