Smith back for Dons
Milton Keynes Dons,
MK Dons will have Alan Smith available again for the short trip up the M1 to face Northampton in the first round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Smith could go straight back into the starting XI at Sixfields, with the former England international in need of a run out after missing the last three matches through suspension. The same can be said of defender Anthony Kay, who warmed the bench for the full 90 minutes against Carlisle on Saturday on his return from a three-game ban. Captain Dean Lewington, however, will serve the final match of his suspension. Fellow defender Mathias Kouo-Doumbe resumed training last week after a month on the sidelines with a knee injury but it remains to be seen whether manager Karl Robinson will include the Frenchman in the travelling party. New signing Jimmy Bullard made his Dons debut as a second-half substitute at the weekend, and he could be another player who is in from the start on Tuesday night. Fellow midfielder James O'Shea and striker Charlie MacDonald are also options for Robinson.