Rhys Healey and Sam Nombe continue to make progress in their rehabilitation, according to manager Russell Martin.
Both players are back on the training pitch to commence the next stage of their recovery, and while a return to action is still someway off, Martin is pleased to have the duo in and amongst things at Woughton on the Green.
“They have been progressing nicely,” he said in Friday’s pre-match press conference ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash with Bolton Wanderers at Stadium MK. “I don’t think they will be in contention much this side of Christmas, but if they can do that, that would be brilliant.
“They will come back stronger with the hard work they've put in. Both of them have pushed each other through their rehab, and they’ve brought each other out of their shells.
“They're really comfortable in each other's company, and there's a little bit of competition between them too. If it brings an added benefit of a close relationship on and off the pitch, then that’s a bonus from this spell.”
Martin was asked to elaborate on Nombe and, in particular, the way in which he burst onto the scene in September by scoring four goals in four games.
“Sam put himself in a great position from nowhere. He brings a freshness and fearlessness that we've lacked since he got injured. He couldn't care less about who he's playing against, whether it's Sunday League or Premier League. He just wants to play, and I love that attitude.
“If we can work out the rough edges that he has, then we've got a real player. We're so excited to get him back.”