Date: 30th January 2015 at 12:33pm
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MK Dons travel to Crewe Alexandra tomorrow as they look to keep up with the automatic promotion chasing pack.

The Dons missed out on going top with a draw away at Scunthorpe on Tuesday so will be desperate to pick up three points on Saturday.
There are no fresh injury worries for the Dons although Ben Reeves and Mark Randall are still struggling with injuries. The Dons have often struggled without Reeves in the number 10 role and striker Grigg was ineffective in this position on Tuesday. The on-loan Brentford man is also yet to have a rest since Afobe`s departure so Jonson Clare-Harris could get another chance to start up-front.

On-loan Manchester City forward Devante Cole should also be fit for this Saturday after picking up a shoulder injury at Scunthorpe, and will be pushing for a start along with Baker, Bowditch, Powell, Green and Carruthers.

For Crewe Jon Guthrie (knee) will miss the game, but Brad Inman may come back in to the squad after scoring in the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday.

Crewe were rock bottom of League One for weeks earlier in the season, and after the Dons 6-1 victory over the Railwaymen in September Dons fans could be forgiven for thinking a victory at Gresty Road will be easy.

However, as series of good results have lifted them out of the relegation zone, including a 1-0 victory over promotion contenders Bristol City. The Dons have also never won at Crewe in four attempts and manager Karl Robinson was only too aware of how important the fixture is, telling MKWeb:

“It would be a big win for us and a cup final to an extent – another one – because if we win that it sets up the following Saturday against Bristol City perfectly.’

“We`ve been comfortably beaten at their place for the last two years with probably two of our worst performances there.

“This is a place that doesn`t suit us for whatever reason, and the results prove that, and this team have to go there and turn it around.

‘They`re a team that`s back on the up, and getting stronger as weeks go by.

“They didn`t play in the week and we did but we feel like we`ve got enough players at the football club to really put a performance on.”

Meanwhile Crewe boss Steve Davis is confident his side can be better than in the 6-1 defeat, not that they could play much worse. He told The Sentinel:

“We are not going to sit off though, we can`t sit off them and have to stop them playing and we will have a real go. We did not do that at their place.

“We admired them too much but that won`t be the case this weekend, it will be the complete opposite.”

But whatever Crewe throw at them on Saturday, this is the sort of game the Dons need to win if they want to maintain promotion ambitions this season.