AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe preview

Date published: Friday 23rd August 2013 1:35

AFC Wimbledon will check on Alan Bennett ahead of the visit of Scunthorpe.

Defender Bennett came off feeling his hamstring during the first half of last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Exeter.

Fellow centre-half Will Antwi is still sidelined following a hernia op so recent signing Rhys Weston, who came on for Bennett, could make his full Dons debut.

Antwi has resumed light training so should return to action in the next few weeks, while winger Kevin Sainte-Luce is available after a hamstring problem.

Scunthorpe could include new loan signing Jimmy Spencer in their squad and summer signing Etienne Esajas could make his first appearance for the club at AFC Wimbledon.

Huddersfield striker Spencer joined on loan from Huddersfield on Friday, while Esajas completed 45 minutes for the reserves in midweek after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Striker Matt Godden is hoping to overcome the knee injury that kept him out last week, while teenager Jamie Wootton could feature again after making his second appearance for the club off the bench in the draw with Dagenham.

Midfielder Andy Welsh and on-loan Barnsley striker Jordan Clark are both in contention, while Laws has no new selection worries.

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AFC Wimbledon v Scunthorpe preview

Date published: Friday 11th November 2011 3:02

Sam Hatton returns for AFC Wimbledon but Callum McNaughton is ruled out.

Hatton missed Tuesday night’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Swindon in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy through suspension.

Fellow defender McNaughton has extended his loan spell from West Ham for a third and final month but is not available as the Hammers do not want him cup-tied.

Another defender, Brett Johnson, needs a late fitness test after missing out in midweek with a back problem.

Striker Christian Jolley is fit despite coming off at half-time at Swindon as a precaution following his recent hamstring trouble, while Sammy Moore, Luke Moore and Max Porter are expected to be recalled after they were rested.

Scunthorpe pair Paul Reid and Andy Barcham face late fitness tests.

Winger Barcham missed last weekend’s defeat at Bournemouth due to a calf injury, while central defender Reid was forced out of the action early in the second half with a groin strain.

Shane Duffy is away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland Under-21s but fellow centre-back Cliff Byrne (back) is in contention after 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek.

Striker Chris Dagnall sustained a knock at Bournemouth but is expected to be in contention.

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could also be back in contention after missing the last four games with a dislocated finger, but if he fails to make it Sam Slocombe will continue.

Matt Godden (hip/hernia), Josh Lillis and Jimmy Ryan (both knee) remain long-term absentees.

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