Stockport boss Gary Ablett is boosted by the return of striker Jabo Ibehre for the home clash with MK Dons.

Ibehre is available again after serving a two-match ban, but defender and newly-appointed captain Johnny Mullins again looks set to miss out.

Mullins sustained a knee injury in last Tuesday's 1-1 draw at home to Brighton and subsequently missed the weekend's 2-0 defeat at Southampton.

Watford defender Mat Sadler and Plymouth forward George Donnelly joined County on loan last week and played against Saints.

They could now make their home debuts as Ablett's men bid to arrest a 15-match winless streak in League One.

Defender Paul Huntington could also feature. He rejoined County this week after his contract at Leeds was terminated by mutual consent.

MK Dons are able to welcome back Jude Stirling.

Stirling missed last weekend's draw with Exeter through suspension but is available again and will be needed as manager Paul Ince has defensive problems.

Mat Doumbe missed out last week with his groin problem and will again be out while Darren Powell had to come off at half-time after jarring his knee and is also unlikely to feature.

To compound Ince's problems, David McCracken broke his nose last week and is a doubt though he is expected to make himself available.

Sean O'Hanlon (knee) has been out all season and completes the list of defenders on the treatment table.

The Dons currently lie eighth in League Two, three points from the final play-off place.

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