Date: 18th February 2014 at 11:54am
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This midweek tie sees Simon Grayson’s Lilywhites be welcomed by Karl Robinson’s 10th place Dons to Stadium MK.

Preston will be hoping they can get a good result and try and earn three points to put the pressure on Leyton Orient, something they didn’t do on Saturday.

The Dons’ last game was at home to Lee Johnson’s Oldham Athletic, were MK won the game 2-1 thanks to goals from Carruthers and Reeves.

That win sees the Buckinghamshire side have two wins in the last five, after a well earned victory away to Walsall, but include defeats away to Carlisle United and Crewe.

The last time these two sides met was back in August, which ended in a 2-2 draw at Deepdale.

What Grayson Has To Say:

Grayson: “They are a good team, they have been in and around the Play-Offs for the past few years and have got some good recent results.’

Grayson: ‘We know how they will play; they have some good footballers and Karl has a philosophy of playing good football, but we will go down there looking to get a good result.’

Milton Keynes Dons Team News:

Karl Robinson has only one injury concern for tonight’s clash, as Darren Potter is to have a fitness test after the midfielder picked up a knock on Saturday.

Player to watch: Samir Carruthers

Youngster on loan from Premier League side Aston Villa has been impressing for the Dons this season and found the net on Saturday in their home win over Oldham.

Preston North End Team News:

On Loan Bolton man Craig Davies is set to have a fitness test after suffering a hamstring injury which he picked up against Leyton Orient, but has a options such as Ian Hume, Kevin Davies and Stuart Beavon to partner the in-form Joe Garner up front.

Player to watch: Joe Garner

Garner picked up a brace for the Lilyhwhites last trip on the road at Tranmere and scored from the spot on Saturday; he will be looking to add to his goal tally of 17 goals.

Match Facts & Stats

Last 5 matches:

Preston: W-1 D-4 L-0
MK: W-0 D-4 L-1

Current Score: MK Dons 4-5 Preston

Ref Watch:

Mark Heywood takes charge of his second North End game of 2014, his previous being the first game if the year against Port Vale.

So far this season, Heywood has issued 68 yellow cards and dismissed two players.

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