Burton v AFC Wimbledon preview
Burton begin their home league campaign against AFC Wimbledon
without midfielder Lee Bell.
Bell received two yellow cards in as many minutes during the
second half of the League Two opener at Rotherham on Saturday as
Albion went down 3-0 to the pre-season promotion favourites.
His subsequent dismissal means he joins defender Marcus Holness
on the suspended list for the visit of the Dons.
Holness will complete his two-match ban following his red card
during extra-time in the Capital One Cup victory over Sheffield
United the previous weekend.
Manager Gary Rowett has options should he wish to makes changes
with defenders Andrew Corbett and Aaron Webster, midfielders Chris
Palmer and Jack Dyer and strikers Matthew Paterson and Justin
Richards all ready to come into the team.
AFC Wimbledon will continue to monitor Curtis Osano.
Osano, who moved to Kingsmeadow from Luton over the summer,
failed a late fitness test on his calf injury ahead of Saturday’s
League One opener against Chesterfield.
Teenager Angus MacDonald, who is on loan with the Dons from
Reading, deputised at right-back and will keep his place if Osano
is ruled out again.
Otherwise boss Terry Brown is unlikely to veer too much from the
side which picked up a fine 1-0 win over the Spireites.
Centre-half Callum McNaughton (knee) and striker Jason Prior
(broken leg) are still on the road to recovery following the
injuries they suffered towards the end of last season.