MK Dons make two changes to the side that was beaten 3-2 by Brentford last weekend, with Mathias Kouo-Doumbe and Dean Bowditch coming into the starting XI.
Frenchman Kouo-Doumbe replaces the injured Jon Otsemobor at right-back while Bowditch returns to the team after missing the trip to Griffin Park with a knock.
Elsewhere, Karl Robinson’s side remains the same with Ryan Lowe, who is in search of his third goal in four games, leading the line-up top. Fellow frontman Patrick Bamford misses out on the squad, after failing in his attempt to regain full fitness in time, following his injury.
MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Kouo-Doumbe, Kay, Williams, Lewington (c); Gleeson, Potter; Bowditch, Chadwick, Balanta; Lowe.
Subs: McLoughlin (GK), MacDonald, Smith, Chicksen, Powell, Sekajja, Ismail.
Hartlepool United (4-4-2): Flinders; Richards, Collins, Baldwin, Horwood; Franks, Sweeney, Humphreys, Monkhouse; Wyke, Howard.
Subs: McHugh (GK), Poole, Rutherford, Murray, Holden, Johnson, Boagey.
Referee: R East (Wiltshire)