Captain Dean Lewington and midfielder Mark Randall are fully fit but every other first-team regular is either a doubt, injured or suspended.
Goalkeeper Willy Gueret (thumb) and Sam Baldock (hamstring) were injured against Leeds last weekend while Mat Doumbe, David McCracken and Peter Leven were all dismissed in an ugly 4-1 defeat at Elland Road. Doumbe starts a four-game ban, Leven begins a three-match suspension and McCracken sits out one game.
Jermaine Easter is a doubt with his recurring thigh problem, Luke Chadwick has a foot injury and Sean O’Hanlon is taking an enforced break as he recovers from a serious knee injury.
Aaron Wilbraham (calf), Danny Woodards (hamstring), Mark Carrington (back) and Stephen Gleeson (knee) are also out so 40-year-old coach Alex Rae could start again in midfield.
Youngsters Daniel Powell and Charlie Collins may make rare starts in attack as the Dons scrape 11 players together to fulfil the fixture.