Wimbledon v Accrington preview

Date published: Friday 28th September 2012 12:18

AFC Wimbledon welcome back Christian Jolley but still have a host of absentees.

Winger Jolley returns after a one-match ban but striker Jack Midson sits out again as he completes a three-game suspension.

Midfielder Stacy Long is the latest addition to the casualty list after suffering a foot injury against Wycombe last weekend which left him on crutches.

Skipper Mat Mitchel-King remains a major doubt with a back problem and fellow centre-half Pim Balkestein has groin trouble.

Defenders Curtis Osano (ankle) and Callum McNaughton (knee) and striker Jason Prior (broken leg) are long-term absentees.

Caretaker boss Simon Bassey remains in charge having overseen a 1-0 victory at Adams Park in the Dons’ first game since long-serving manager Terry Brown was axed.

Accrington are boosted by the return of Toto Nsiala.

The Congolese defender missed the 1-0 victory over Aldershot last weekend as he was suspended, having accumulated five yellow cards in just eight matches.

Stanley will, however, have to cope without Michael Liddle following his dismissal against Chesterfield, meaning the Shots match was the first of three the defender will miss.

Lee Molyneux covered at left-back in Liddle’s absence and looks set to deputise there once again.

A thigh injury continues to frustrate midfielder George Miller but forward James Gray should be available for selection following a bout of illness.

Midfielder Matthew Whichelow started the last game but was replaced by fellow Watford loanee Piero Mingoia and the two will fight it out for a starting berth against the Dons.

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Wimbledon v Accrington preview

Date published: Friday 9th December 2011 10:57

Callum McNaughton returns to the AFC Wimbledon squad for the visit of Accrington.

On-loan centre-half McNaughton was denied permission to play in last weekend’s 3-1 FA Cup defeat at Bradford as parent club West Ham do not want him cup-tied.

Boss Terry Brown was less than impressed with his side’s defending at Valley Parade and is pondering further changes.

Fit-again Gareth Gwillim (knee) could reclaim his place at left-back while there could also be a long-awaited debut for Mat Mitchel-King.

The summer signing from Crewe has been sidelined by glandular fever, a shin injury and then a back problem but is finally fit and could at least be on the bench for the first time.

Winger Kieran Djilali may return after a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, Accrington will have attacking pair Jayden Stockley and Micah Evans available after loan extensions were thrashed out for the duo.

Stockley and Evans signed month-long deals at the Crown Ground in November, from Bournemouth and Blackburn respectively, and Stanley have secured their services until the new year after reaching agreements with the players’ respective parent clubs.

Alan Burton is boss John Coleman’s only new injury worry for the contest, with the defender ruled out for the foreseeable future following a double hernia operation.

Ian Craney is back in light training only six weeks after suffering a broken leg, but the weekend game comes too soon for the midfielder, who is targeting a return for the Boxing Day clash at Morecambe.

The Reds had a weekend out of action during the second round of the FA Cup, but face the Dons on an unbeaten run of four matches in the league.

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