Wimbledon v Fleetwood preview

Date published: Friday 30th August 2013 10:37

The Dons will check on Alan Bennett ahead of this weekend’s outing.

Defender Bennett missed last weekend’s dramatic 3-2 win over Scunthorpe with a hamstring problem.

Fellow centre-half Will Antwi is back in light training following a hernia operation but is not expected to be risked.

Chris Arthur and Jack Midson could be restored to the starting line-up after their introduction as substitutes helped the Dons come from 2-0 down to secure all three points against Scunthorpe, while winger Kevin Sainte-Luce scored for the reserves in midweek to prove his fitness after a hamstring injury.

Graham Alexander will be able to call upon a full complement of players when the high-flying Cod Army make the trip to London.

Fleetwood have won both of their league games on the road this term without conceding so boss Alexander is unlikely to make too many changes either.

One man who could come into contention is much-travelled striker Jon Parkin who is yet to feature this season due to a troublesome calf injury.

Parkin was an unused substitute against Hartlepool last time out but, along with the rest of the squad, has participated in full training this week to give Alexander a wealth of options when they travel to the Dons.

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Wimbledon v Fleetwood preview

Date published: Friday 26th April 2013 10:48

Gary Alexander should be back in the AFC Wimbledon starting line-up for the must-win clash with the Cod Army.

The experienced striker returned as a late substitute in the 2-2 draw at Gillingham last weekend after shaking off an ankle injury.

Midfielder Peter Sweeney has resumed running after eight weeks out with a fractured metatarsal, but his return to fitness will come just too late.

Full-back Jim Fenlon has also stepped up his training following two months on the sidelines with a prolapsed disc in his lower back, but he will not be involved either.

The Dons will kick-off in the bottom two but know a victory will secure their survival as fellow relegation strugglers Dagenham and York face each other.

Fleetwood remain without top scorer Jon Parkin as they travel to the relegation-threatened Dons.

The striker has failed to overcome a chest infection and will play no part in the Cod Army’s final game of the campaign.

Graham Alexander is also likely to be without Dean Howell and Youl Mawene.

Full-back Howell has trained following a knee problem but is unlikely to make the matchday squad, while defender Mawene is definitely out with a foot injury.

Fleetwood have lost their last three games and Alexander could make changes as he looks to end the season with a win.

Andy Mangan struck at Chesterfield after coming off the bench and could be handed a start while Nathan Pond, Jean-Michel Fontaine and Barry Nicholson are pushing for inclusion.

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