League One

December 15, 2012

Full-time

MK Dons

1 - 0

Hartlepool

League One

15:00 +00:00, December 15, 2012

stadium:mk, England

Referee: R East

Robinson optimistic on Bamford

Team Stat Comparison

Milton Keynes Dons Hartlepool United
Matches Played 46 46
Table Position 8 23
Points 70 41
Goal Difference 17 -28
Goals for * 1.5 0.9
Goals against * 0.9 1.7
Last 5 W-L-W-L-W D-D-W-W-L
Last 5 home L-W-D-W-W D-W-L-D-D
Last 5 away W-W-L-W-L D-W-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Milton Keynes Dons | Hartlepool United

Competition Stats

Milton Keynes Dons Hartlepool United
Goals Ryan Lowe 11 Andy Monkhouse 7
Assists Dean Bowditch 11 Evan Horwood 10
Yellows Adam Chicksen 8 Jack Baldwin 7
Reds Antony Kay 3 Neil Austin 2
Squads: Milton Keynes Dons | Hartlepool United

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson is hoping Patrick Bamford will be fit enough to feature in their meeting against struggling Hartlepool.

The teenage striker, who joined the Dons on loan from Chelsea last month, is currently with his parent club receiving treatment on a hamstring problem.

The injury has ruled Bamford out of his last two matches but Robinson remains hopeful he will link up with them again before the weekend.

Midfielder Daniel Powell returned for last Saturday's defeat to Brentford after recovering from a hamstring problem but had to settle for a place on the bench.

Powell is back in contention for a starting role at stadium:mk as Robinson looks to bounce back from their first loss since October.

Hartlepool boss John Hughes could have Peter Hartley available.

The central defender missed last weekend's home defeat to Stevenage with conjunctivitis, but has trained this week and should be in contention at stadium:mk.

But fellow defender Neil Austin remains absent as he serves the third instalment of a four-game ban following two red cards this season.

Apart from that Hughes has no other injury concerns and Simon Walton will be pushing for a start after a hamstring injury restricted him to the bench against Gary Smith's side last week, while Luke James also made a substitute's return following a double hernia operation.

Pools, 10 points adrift at the foot of the table, are chasing their first win under Hughes and their first success since September 1 - a run of 20 games in all competitions.