Dons have a number of injury doubts for Saturday’s match at Portsmouth

AFC Wimbledon head coach Mark Robinson could be facing a selection headache heading into this weekend’s League One clash against Portsmouth.

Full-back Cheye Alexander is set to be out for up to eight weeks after he suffered an injury to his right ankle in the 1-0 EFL Trophy loss to Sutton United.

Alex Woodyard was on modified training earlier this week due to a slight knee issue while fellow midfielder Anthony Hartigan (toe) missed training on Tuesday but should be fit.

Ben Heneghan picked up a dead leg during Monday’s training.

Chelsea loanee Henry Lawrence returned to training on Monday after starting in England U20’s 2-0 loss to Portugal but missed Tuesday’s session with a sore throat – not Covid-19 related.

Dan Csoka, who had been on international duty with Hungary U21s, and Dapo Mebude and Aaron Pressley, both away with Scotland U21s, return to training tomorow.

Robinson revealed that defender Will Nightingale, who had been ruled out for up to four months with sprains to his ankle, ACL and posterolateral corner, “might be back for Christmas.”

Robinson added: “He is recovering really well – quicker than we thought. It will just be one that we need to assess as we go along.

“He’s reacting really well to everything, so there is a chance that he might be back out doing some functional movement on the grass next week. There is a slight possibility he might be ready for a game over the latter part of Christmas.”

George Marsh, 23, took part in his first session on Tuesday after recovering from a broken bone in his foot, but Saturday’s trip to Fratton Park will come too soon for the midfielder.

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