AFC Wimbledon will be boosted by the return of skipper Mat Mitchel-King for Saturday's visit of Rochdale.

The defender has missed the Dons' last three matches having been granted compassionate leave but returned to the club on Monday and will get a friendly run-out against Sutton ahead of the weekend clash.

His return will be welcomed by boss Terry Brown, especially as fellow centre-half Dale Bennett is an injury doubt with a knee problem.

"Mat will be back in the frame for us," said Dons manager Brown.

"We have a friendly against Sutton and it will be a chance for Mat and some of the players who have not played much, such as Luke Moore and Christian Jolley, to get a run-out."