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Team News: Port Vale

21 December 2013

Karl Robinson names an unchanged starting XI for today’s clash with Port Vale; the side’s final home game of 2013.

Karl Robinson names an unchanged starting XI for today’s clash with Port Vale; the side’s final home game of 2013.

The Dons boss opts to stick the team which saw off Wolverhampton Wanderers last weekend, with Jordan Spence keeping his place in the centre of defence ahead of Antony Kay, who his named on the bench for a second successive week following his return from injury.

Spence partners Shaun Williams, Dean Lewington and Lee Hodson at the back with David Martin behind them in goal and Stephen Gleeson and Darren Potter ahead of them in midfield.

The Dons’ attacking trio is made up of Dale Jennings, Ben Reeves and Samir Carruthers while loanee Patrick Bamford leads the line up-front looking for his 15th goal of the season.

On the bench for the Dons this afternoon are Ian McLoughlin, Tom Flanagan, Alan Smith, Brendan Galloway, George Baldock, Jason Banton and Kay, who will be hoping to make his first appearance in three months at some point today.

MK Dons (4-2-3-1): Martin; Hodson, Williams, Spence, Lewington (c); Potter, Gleeson; Carruthers, Reeves, Jennings; Bamford.

Subs: McLoughlin, Flanagan, Smith, Baldock, Galloway, Banton, Kay.

Port Vale: Johnson, Jones, Robertson, Dickinson, Chilvers, Myrie-Williams, Tomlin, Pope (c), Lines, Duffy, Birchall.

Subs: Boot (GK), Dodds, Shuker, Williamson, Griffith, Hughes, Hugill.

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