Fitzpatrick among those to return
Alan Reeves will have key players back available for tonight’s Final Third Development League Cup tie at Milton Keynes (6.30 pm kick-off).
Winger David Fitzpatrick (pictured), who was on the bench for the first-team at Wycombe recently, has recovered from an ankle injury in time to feature and right-back George Pilbeam is also back in the frame after shrugging off a groin strain.
First-teamers including Kevin Sainte-Luce will be in the squad, along with striker George Oakley, who made his debut as a late substitute in the defeat at Northampton. Tom Beere will have a late fitness test to decide if he can make the squad after suffering from a toe injury recently.
Senior Professional Development Coach Alan Reeves will also offer experience to several academy players, though he is mindful that the Under-18s have an FA Youth Cup tie at Fakenham Town on Tuesday night.
“I’ve talked with Mark Robinson about this and we’ve got to be careful as the Under-18s have an important match tomorrow night too,” said Alan. “We want to have a good chance of winning both games. The Under-18s on the bench tonight will start in the game tomorrow.
“Tonight’s game is another test for us against a club at a higher level. They will be strong opposition for us tonight. I’ve watched their Under-18s twice against us recently and they have been decent.
“Our performances have been mixed so far. We’ve drawn with Orient, beaten Bournemouth, and lost fair and square against Charlton. For 45 minutes against Cambridge last week we were brilliant, but then we were poor in the second-half. We’re just looking for that consistency.”
Though Will Nightingale is ruled out of tonight’s match, the injury he suffered at Cambridge is not as bad as first feared with an X-ray confirming that there is no fracture to his ankle and it is just badly bruised.
Tonight’s match is open to both home and away supporters with tickets available to buy on the night. Tickets are priced at £3 for adults and £1 for under-18s and will only be available to buy on the gate (cash only). Wimbledon supporters can enter the stadium via gate one.