MK Dons boss Karl Robinson will make a handful of changes when his team return to Sky Bet League One action at home to Port Vale on Sunday.

Rested players set to return for MK Dons

Rested players set to return for MK Dons

Robinson swapped six players for the Checkatrade Trophy tie at Peterborough in midweek, resting the likes of captain Dean Lewington, midfielder Darren Potter and goalkeeper David Martin.

That trio should return to the starting line up against Vale while midfielder Ryan Colclough and defenders George Baldock and Joe Walsh could also earn recalls.

Chuks Aneke is getting closer to a return from his knee injury but the forward still remains unavailable, while defender Scott Wootton is a long-term absentee with a knee problem.

Port Vale will be without Anton Forrester after the striker sustained a hamstring injury in last week's 2-0 home defeat to Coventry.

Forrester is expected to be sidelined for up to three weeks, while boss Bruno Ribeiro will also be without midfielder Paulo Tavares as he serves a one-match ban after reaching five yellow cards.

Assistant boss Michael Brown and Seb Amoros are vying for a starting place in Tavares' absence, while fellow midfielder Anthony Grant will return to contention after serving a one-game ban.

Vale, sixth in the table, are chasing their first win on the road this season.