Dons sweating over quartet
Milton Keynes Dons,
MK Dons will wait to see whether a quartet of players are fit enough for the Capital One Cup trip to Cheltenham.
Defenders Mathias Kouo-Doumbe and Jon Otsemobor, midfielder Daniel Powell and striker Jabo Ibehre were absent as Karl Robinson's side lost 1-0 to a late Fulham goal in a pre-season friendly at stadiummk on Tuesday night. Doumbe and Ibehre were nursing injuries carried over from a previous warm-up game at Kettering while Powell was ill and summer signing Otsemobor was also rested as a precaution. Robinson is hopeful they will all be fit for the first-round tie on Saturday. Alan Smith and Ryan Lowe, the other two new arrivals at the Milton Keynes club over the close season, will be pushing for starting places. The Dons beat Cheltenham 4-1 at Whaddon Road at this stage of the competition last season.