Sheffield Wednesday travel to Milton Keynes on Tuesday evening as they bid to steal a march on promotion rivals Huddersfield and Sheffield United and move into 2nd place in League One.
5th placed Mk Dons also have their focus firmly set on promotion this season and a win for them would see them close the gap on the Owls to 3 points with a game in hand.
Wednesday could hand a debut to Spurs midfielder John Bostock after the youngster joined the Owls on loan until the end of the season on Monday. Further changes are expected to be made to the side that drew at Blackpool in the F.A. Cup on Saturday with Jermaine Johnson, Chris O’Grady and Gary Madine all in contention to return to the starting line-up. Miguel Llera and Mike Jones could also come back into contention having been cup-tied at the weekend.
MK Dons have pulled off a transfer coup of their own over the weekend by signing Newcastle’s Alan Smith on loan and the former Leeds United striker could make his Dons debut against the Owls.
The home side will be without defender Mathias Doumbe who is set to serve a suspension following his dismissal in the defeat at Stevenage last time out.
After a poor start to the season away from Hillsborough, Wednesday’s form on the road has been much improved as they have only lost 1 of their last 8 away matches in all competitions.
The Dons form has been patchy of late as they have gone 4 games without a win though 2 of those matches were against Premier League side QPR in a well contested F.A. Cup tie. They suffered defeat at Stevenage last time out but won their last home league game against Colchester and have only lost once in 12 league matches on home soil.
The Owls earned a 3-1 win when the two sides met at Hillsborough in September and were convincing 4-1 winners on their first visit to Stadium MK last season.