Mark Bonner has named his side to face last season's beaten play-off semi-finalists MK Dons...
Dimi Mitov takes his place in goal, with George Williams, Jubril Okedina, Lloyd Jones and Harrison Dunk lining up in front of the Bulgarian.
Having impressed in pre-season, scoring four goals, Harvey Knibbs starts alongside Paul Digby, Adam May, Sam Smith behind striker Joe Ironside.
With Mark Bonner now able to make five changes throughout the game, summer signings Brandon Haunstrup and Saikou Janneh take their place on the bench.
Starting XI: Mitov, Williams, Digby, Jones, Brophy, Ironside, Smith, Dunk, Okedina, May, Knibbs
Subs: Mannion, Haunstrup, Taylor, O’Neil, Lankester, Janneh, Tracey
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