MK Dons vs. Bradford City Match Preview

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Timothee Dieng is expected to be fit as former Bayern Munich goalkeeper could start.

Frenchman Timothee Dieng has returned to full training this week and is expected to be included in City’s squad for the trip down South.

The defensive midfielder was able to get 45 minutes under his belt earlier this week, after playing in a behind-closed-doors match against Manchester United’s reserve team.

Bantams goalkeeper Colin Doyle may be able to compete against MK Dons, the shot-stopper is currently away with the Republic of Ireland national squad.

City are intending on Doyle to fly back into England in time for Saturday’s fixture.

If this request isn’t achievable, then Lukas Raeder will have a strong claim to make his debut between the sticks for Bradford.

Staying on the topic of international duties, centre back Adam Thompson is unavailable for the match at Stadium MK.

The 6ft. 1 powerhouse is away currently with the Northern Ireland squad.

Fellow teammates Shay McCarten and Rouven Sattelmaier are still out with injuries.

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The Franchise have been firing into some form of late, after a shaky start to the season.

Robbie Neilson’s side have won three out of their last four games, as well as keeping three consecutive clean sheets.

The Dons boss is expected to revert to his original choice squad. After, resting a good majority of first team players for their midweek Checkatrade Trophy game with Stevenage.

The Milton Keynes faithful will be also happy to hear that former Arsenal man Chuks Aneke made his first start in six months on Tuesday night. The striker was out with hamstring problems.

Joe Walsh was also included in the game after a recent knee injury.

Both Walsh and Aneke are likely to make the bench for the fixture against Stuart McCall’s men.
MK Dons have got some international problems of their own, players Callum Brittain and Ousseynou Cisse will be out on national duty.

Fullback Scott Golbourne, might feature to replace Callum Brittain but the Bristol City loanee may be a doubt after he limped off against Bury last week.

Peter Pawlett is still suffering an injury and will miss the fixture.

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