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8 September 2012

Dons boss Karl Robinson welcomes back captain Dean Lewington into his starting XI, following his three-match suspension, for the tie with Walsall.

Jon Otsemobor, Darren Potter, Luke Chadwick and Ryan Lowe also return to the side after they were rested for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Northampton Town on Tuesday.

Scotsman Gary MacKenzie is away on international duty which means Antony Kay and Shaun Williams continue at the heart of the defence.

Under-18 'keeper Charlie Burns is handed a place on the bench due to Ian McLoughlin being away with the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad for their friendly with Italy.

Mathias Kouo-Doumbe also makes a return after his spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Walsall make one change from the side that drew 2-2 with Brentford last Saturday with James Baxendale replacing Will Grigg who is on international duty.

Last weekend's goalscorers Jamie Paterson and George Bowerman retain their place in a starting XI that does not include striker Febian Brandy.

Walsall: Grof, Butler (c), Holden, Featherstone, Cuvelier, Paterson, Hemmings, Purkiss, Bowerman, Baxendale, A Taylor.

Subs: R Jones, Taundry, C Taylor, J Jones, Williams, Benning, Downing.

MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Otsemobor, Kay, Williams, Lewington (c); Gleeson, Potter; Powell, Chadwick, Bowditch; Lowe.

Subs: Burns, Kouo-Doumbe, MacDonald, Smith, Chicksen, Ibehre, O’Shea.

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