Stevenage vs MK Dons preview
Last Updated: 23/11/18 12:39pm
Stevenage will be without suspended Kurtis Guthrie for the game against MK Dons as the striker serves the first of his three-match ban.
Guthrie was sent off in the first half against Bury on Saturday for his challenge on defender Adam Thompson. Stevenage could be boosted with the return of two international players who missed the match against Bury.
Terence Vancooten and Liam Smyth were called up by Guyana and Northern Ireland Under-19s respectively but return for manager Dino Maamria to select.
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MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale has revealed his side would be without defender Joe Walsh until the new year. The defender limped off against Brighton Under-21s, and the injury has proved to be worse than initially thought.
Tisdale will be boosted by the news that striker Robbie Simpson will remain with MK Dons for the rest of the season.Simpson had signed on a short-term deal in July but it has been confirmed he will remain with the side for all of the 2018-19 campaign.
Stevenage have lost each of their last three league games against MK Dons since a 1-0 victory in October 2012.
MK Dons have scored two or more goals in each of their three trips to the Lamex in the Football League (W2 L1), netting seven goals in total.
Stevenage have lost just one of their last six league games at the Lamex (W4 D1), a 0-1 defeat against Crewe in October.
MK Dons have lost just one of their 18 league games so far this season (W10 D7) and are unbeaten in League Two since a 1-2 defeat against Lincoln in September (P10 W7 D3 L0 since).
Kurtis Guthrie's red card for Stevenage against Bury last time out was the fifth Stevenage have been shown in the league this season, more than any other side in League Two.