Dons Injury Update

Dons gaffer Jimmy Calderwood hopes that Kevin McNaughton and Steve Lovell will be fit for the weekend, but there are more doubts over Michael Hart.

Hart, who showed on Saturday how much the Dons have been missing him this term, suffered a recurrence of a long-standing groin problem that has seen him appear only sporadically in the first team this season. Jimmy now fears he could face an extended spell on the sidelines.

Calderwood said: "Kevin McNaughton and Steve Lovell should also be back fit for Saturday. Hart has played a lot of games in such a short space of time since coming back and maybe it is a case of too much too soon for him.

"Michael, McNaughton and [Chris] Clark, are important players for us. When we have all three of those players available it gives us a lot of options, especially with the pace they have all got."

Meanwhile Zander Diamond expects to return to action soon for the Dons despite suffering a knee injury in Sunday's bruising battle with Hearts.

The Scotland U-21 captain sustained the injury in the closing stages of the game when he crashed into Rudi Skacel and had to be carried off the pitch.

But the big man said: "I had to go for the challenge on Skacel but the impact of the tackle left me with a really numb sensation. I knew right away there was no way that I would be able to continue.

"Actually I felt physically sick after the collision which made me believe that it was quite serious.

"The knee is still swollen and I'm awaiting a full diagnosis from our physios. But I'm fairly confident that it's not as bad as I first thought."