Easter will wear the armband as regular skipper Dean Lewington serves a one-match ban following his red card against Hartlepool last weekend.
Manager Karl Robinson has troubles at full-back as joining left-back Lewington on the sidelines is right-back Danny Woodards.
The defender pulled his hamstring against Pools and is out, as is another option Luke Howell (dead leg), so youngster Adam Chicksen and midfielder Mark Carrington look set to fill the full-back roles.
Vice captain Aaron Wilbraham remains sidelined with his back injury and defender Gary Mackenzie is still waiting for his debut as he recovers from an injury sustained in the summer.
Jude Stirling also misses out as he rests his groin injury and Pele has left the club after his deal came to an end.
Stephen Gleeson – who has also been used at right-back this season – is still absent as he recovers from a muscle injury.