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Dons unsure of Gilbey’s availability

Boss sweating on the midfielder's fitness...

4 April 2019

Paul Tisdale is still waiting on the fitness of Alex Gilbey ahead of Saturday’s top-of-the-table clash with Lincoln City at Stadium MK.

The midfielder missed last weekend’s win over Forest Green Rovers due to the injury he suffered in the first half of the meeting with Yeovil Town last month.

Tisdale was asked about Gilbey’s condition in his pre-match press conference on Thursday and provided the following update: “I'd like to think [he’d be in contention].

“He still hasn't trained but we've still got a couple of days before the game. We're at that part of the season where we have to keep everyone’s chances alive as long as possible. It has dragged on a bit longer than I'd have hoped but hopefully, Alex will be available on Saturday.”

He continued: “Simon Crampton and his team as always are working every hour. I'm working pretty late at the moment but they're always still here after me, and when I get in early, they're here too.

“There's a lot of work for them but they're putting a lot of effort into getting everyone fit. You have to continually try and get a team on the pitch but you're always looking ahead.”

Tisdale also confirmed that George Williams and Jordan Moore-Taylor are making good progress in their rehabilitation programmes but didn’t sound optimistic of their chances of being available for Saturday’s game.

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