Gueret drops Dons into goalkeeper crisis

Wolves reject Murray loan bid

Ahead of Tuesday's trip to Leyton Orient, MK Dons are facing a goalkeeping crisis after Nathan Abbey was rated a major doubt with an ankle injury.

First choice stopper Willy Gueret saw red in the first half against Cheltenham on Saturday for his foolish barge on Stuart Fleetwood and has picked up a three game ban.

And Abbey, who replaced him, limped off at the end of the game with an ankle knock, and now Roberto Di Matteo is sweating on his fitness ahead of tonight's League One encounter at The Matchroom Stadium.

If he doesn't overcome his knock the Dons chief would only have 17-year-old academy keeper Kurt Fox available to him, or at a push 40-year-old goalkeeper coach Paul Heald who retired from playing three years ago.

And Di Matteo has seen a loan approach for Wolves' Matt Murray turned down by the Championship club with their first choice keeper Carl Ikeme injured.

And assistant manager Eddie Newton has admitted it is a concern, but should he be pased fit, insisted it's a big opportunity for Gueret's understudy.

"The injury to Nathan is very worrying. We will assess him and see how he is," he said.

"No-one predicted Willy doing that and now all of a sudden Nathan has got his chance to make himself number one."

And Newton added that Dons have decided not to appeal against Gueret's red card, but did ask referee Graham Scott to look at the incident again on video.

"First I thought it was a definite sending off but I have spoken to Willy and he's adamant it's not a sending-off," he said.

"He believes the boy has come at him so we have presented the video evidence to the referee to see his thinking on the matter and we will see from there.

>> Meanwhile Dons have been drawn at home to Bradford City in the first round of the FA Cup. The game will be played at stadium:mk on Saturday, November 8 at 3pm.