WIMBLEDON'S CHRIS PERRY is available after missing last week's 1-0 FA Cup win over Manchester City through suspension. Dean Blackwell is still struggling with a calf injury. Robbie Earle is another doubt with a hamstring problem, which is threatening to force the Jamaican international, substituted last week, to miss his first league game of the season. Record signing Gareth Ainsworth will be out for a further six weeks after his groin injury was discovered to be more serious than first thought. The former Port Vale winger will undergo an operation on Monday. Reserve goalkeeper Paul Heald has not returned to full fitness so Morten Bakke, who plays for Norwegian side FK Molde - the team owned by the Dons' Scandinavian backers - will carry on as understudy to Neil Sullivan.
Derby's Deon Burton looks likely to remain on the bench despite his two goals at Plymouth in the FA Cup last week. Paulo Wanchope returns from a one-game ban to replace the Jamaican international. Jim Smith can also call on Tony Dorigo, Stefan Schnoor and Francesco Baiano after injuries plus Darryl Powell who returns from a ban.
WIMBLEDON (from): Sullivan, Perry, Thatcher, Kimble, Cunningham, Ardley, Gayle, Earle, M Hughes, Euell, Leaburn, Ekoku, Kennedy, Cort, Roberts, Bakke, C Hughes, Francis.
DERBY COUNTY (from): Poom, Prior, Carbonari, Elliott, Laursen, Carsley, Eranio, Powell, Bohinen, Dorigo, Sturridge, Wanchope, Burton, Hoult, Harper, Hunt, Baiano, Schnoor, Kozluk.
Referee: A Wilkie.