FA Cup - Sunday team news: Lewington confident

MK Dons captain Dean Lewington is confident he will be given the green light to feature in a tie that has real significance for the 28-year-old.

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Dean Lewington (PA Photos)

The long-serving defender, who missed his side's 5-1 win over Colchester with a hamstring injury but looks likely to return, is in a unique position as the only player in the squad to have pulled on a Wimbledon shirt before the move to Milton Keynes in 2003.

Fellow defender Gary MacKenzie is ruled out after having a hip arthroscopy in October while Daniel Powell missed the U's rout.

On-loan forward Patrick Bamford is available for the televised cup tie having been given permission by parent club Chelsea.

Dons head into this match look to build on an unbeaten November where they won five times, scored 16 times and conceded just four goals.

Wombles boss Neil Ardley could welcome back Mat Mitchell-King for his team's much-anticipated trip to Buckinghamshire.

Mitchell-King has been missing through injury since the 4-3 replay win over York in the previous round but successfully came through a reserve run-out in midweek and is available for selection.

Warren Cummings continues to be sidelined with a muscle strain, as does long-term absentee Sammy Moore, while George Francomb's loan spell has ended and the defender has returned to parent club Norwich.

On-loan West Ham forward Paul McCallum will also miss out. The 19-year-old serves the first match of a three-game suspension for the straight red card he picked up while making his debut in the 3-1 defeat at Morecambe last weekend.

This will be the first meeting between the two teams since the original Wimbledon club relocated to Milton Keynes in 2002, with a supporters-led group setting up AFC in protest of the move.

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