MK Dons defender George Baldock is on his way to match fitness after being sidelined for ten weeks, according to the club website.
Baldock featured in the Dons’ FA Cup tie with Chesterfield, coming off the bench before playing his first full 90 minute match since 23rd September in a Development League Cup match away at Brighton & Hove Albion.
He told MK Dons Player: “It was nice to hear the fans sing my name again.
“I was ahead of schedule with my ankle but then had that setback with my thigh so it was really nice to be back out there with the shirt on.”
The 21 year-old full-back then went on to speak about the clash with Chesterfield: “(The Chesterfield game) was very disappointing because we’ve set our standards extremely high this year and we wanted to progress in the competition.”
“It was just one of those days but Richie mentioned to us that last time we went out of a cup, we went on a great run.
“I think it’s a lot more important that we beat Preston on Saturday and I think everyone would forget (the Chesterfield defeat) if we did win there.”
Karl Robinson’s MK Dons side currently lie in third position in the Sky Bet Championship, having accrued 38 points from 19 league games.