MK Dons v Cheltenham preview
Last Updated: 04/10/18 6:45pm
Ryan Harley, Mathieu Baudry and Lawson D'Ath will be hoping to be involved when MK Dons host Cheltenham.
The trio have all returned to training and will hope to be involved to continue their push for full fitness. Paul Tisdale has decisions to make in attack with strikers Chuks Aneke, Kieran Agard and Rhys Healey all having been in the goals when given their opportunities in recent weeks.
The Dons are looking to build on some decent form and could climb as high as fourth in the table with victory.
Cheltenham boss Michael Duff will continue to ease Chris Hussey back following a long-term injury. The defender came on for the last 20 minutes of Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Morecambe, his third appearance of the season and first in over a month following a number of setbacks.
Luke Varney scored a late goal to earn a point but Duff is also keen to manage the fitness of the 36-year-old after he completed 90 minutes. Jordan Foster and Craig Alcock are doubtful with knocks, while Sean Long is unlikely to feature.
MK Dons have never lost to Cheltenham in four meetings in all competitions (W3 D1), with the most recent being a 1-1 draw in the League Cup first round in August 2012, which the Dons went on to progress via penalties.
MK Dons and Cheltenham have only previously met in the Football League in the 2008-09 season in League One; the two encounters saw a total of 12 goals (eight for MK Dons, four for Cheltenham), with the Dons winning both games.
Cheltenham have won just two of their previous 15 league games (D3 L10), and none of the last four (D2 L2).
MK Dons are unbeaten in their last five home league matches (W2 D3) - they last went on a longer run on home soil without defeat back in December 2014 whilst in League One (run of seven games).
MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale has won each of his last six matches against Cheltenham in League Two, each with former club Exeter City.