Port Vale v MK Dons preview
Last Updated: 01/10/18 5:25pm
Port Vale boss Neil Aspin could make changes for the Sky Bet League Two clash with MK Dons.
Vale required a last-gasp leveller from Idris Kanu against Exeter to extend their unbeaten run to four games and the striker is among those who could be promoted to start.
Midfielder David Worrall has missed the last two games following illness, but could come into contention. Defenders Cristian Montano (knee) and James Gibbons (groin) are expected to miss out again.
MK Dons boss Paul Tisdale is seeking to end a five-match winless run and could tinker with his starting line-up. Saturday's 1-1 draw with Tranmere meant the Dons endured a winless September.
Forwards Kieran Agard, Robbie Simpson and midfielder Jordan Houghton came off the bench against Rovers and could start. Defender Baily Cargill has completed the last two matches following injury and could feature.
Port Vale and MK Dons will meet for the first time in the fourth tier of English football. All ten of the previous league meetings between the two sides have occurred in the third tier.
There have been just three goals scored in the last five league meetings between Port Vale and MK Dons, whilst in only one of the last eight league games between the two sides have both teams scored (a 3-1 victory for Port Vale in April 2006).
54.5% of the goals that Port Vale have scored in League Two this season have come via set-piece situations (six of 11), the highest such percentage in the division.
MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale has won all three of his previous visits to Port Vale in League Two, all with Exeter between October 2008 and March 2018.