MILTON Keynes Dons will have more to play for than they might have imagined when they visit Oxford United tomorrow.

Russell Martin's side were well clear of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone less than three weeks ago, but Tranmere Rovers' resurgence has cut the gap from 13 points to five.

It means Dons probably need at least three more wins to secure safety and this trio of players will be key to their survival hopes.


The striker has six goals in his last eight games, landing a nomination for the third tier's player of the month for February.

As well as finding the net five times last month, his impressive work-rate showed he is more than just a finisher.

With 12 goals this season he is comfortably Dons' top-scorer and will be their chief threat at the Kassam Stadium.


The 25-year-old has been a virtual ever-present in the Dons midfield this season and has chipped in with five goals for the strugglers.

He impressed at the top of a diamond formation in their 1-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers last weekend, linking well with Healey and ex-United man Carlton Morris.


The young midfielder had not played a league game for Dons until this season, but has already amassed 29 appearances for the campaign.

Kasumu made his first start since January against Doncaster and immediately impressed, so could be one to watch tomorrow.