Paul Tisdale may call upon midfielder Jordan Houghton to solve his defensive conundrum.
MK Dons take on Crawley Town this Saturday and look set to be without a host of defenders, with only Russell Martin expected back from the players who are currently sidelined.
That may lead Tisdale to select Houghton at the back once again, after the 23-year-old impressed while deputising in that role during last weekend’s win over Newport County.
“Jordan Houghton did extremely well, again, coming on,” Tisdale said in his pre-match press conference on Thursday.
“It just reminded us that, especially in home games, he can play in that position.
“With Russell Martin looking like he’s going to be back for Saturday, we may have an opportunity to go back to the three at the back, if we want.”
One of the defenders likely to miss Saturday’s game is Mathieu Baudry, who limped off against Newport with a hamstring problem after earlier suffering a head injury.
Tis, though, is not ruling the Frenchman out.
“He ended up with stitches in his eyebrow and he came off with a stiff hamstring. He was mightily unlucky because he was playing so well.
“It’s going to be a challenge for him to be fit for Saturday but I’ll never rule anybody out - I’ve been there before where somebody has made a quick late recovery.”
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