Huddersfield manager Lee Clark could recall Antony Kay and fit-again pair Tom Clarke and Danny Drinkwater to the starting line-up against MK Dons.
Midfielder Kay missed the recent 3-0 defeat at Norwich - the Boxing Day clash at Carlisle was postponed - through suspension, but is expected to return at the expense of Jim Goodwin.
Versatile Clarke is back in the reckoning following minor knee surgery, while Drinkwater, on loan from Manchester United, has shaken off a thigh strain that forced him to miss 12 matches.
Clark has a fully-fit squad to choose from following striker Robbie Simpson's recovery from a similar thigh problem, with no new injury or suspension worries.
Dons boss Paul Ince will be without in-form winger Jason Puncheon.
Puncheon scored two superb goals in a 4-1 win over Stockport on Boxing Day but also picked up his fifth booking of the season and will now serve a one-match suspension.
Winger Martin Devaney is one option to replace Puncheon should he shake off his nagging hamstring problem and he will be assessed closer to kick-off.
Defender Jude Stirling made a surprise appearance on the bench against Stockport after missing the whole season to date with a groin problem and he could be involved, but Sean O'Hanlon (knee) remains out.
Striker Jabo Ibehre is back from a loan spell with Southend but is suspended as the Dons aim to end Huddersfield's unbeaten home record.
Assistant Karl Robinson said: "We're going in the right direction and we're immensely looking forward to Monday's game at Huddersfield - we can't wait for it."
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