League One latest: Manchester United duo train with League One team ahead of possible loan | The Watford prospect gives rivals a boost | warning from former Portsmouth favorite Ipswich Town

United are open to Dons dealManchester United pair Dermot Mee and Rhys Bennett are training with AFC Wimbledon ahead of a potential loan. The duo spend time with the Dons as part of the Pro Experience Program and according to United’s head of player development and coaching Justin Cochrane, a temporary deal for the Under-23s could be organized. He told Wimbledon’s official website: ‘It’s an opportunity for the young players at Manchester United to go into senior environments in the league.’ They spend a week with teams where I know the manager and the environment they have there, just to get a sense of what men’s football really is. They get the “open door” in terms of seeing what it’s like for training, meetings, warming up for a match – all they do is not play in a game. It’s a great experience for these young players, who are mostly used to playing in youth matches, just feeling the different intensity levels and what is required of them in a men’s environment. ‘I talked to Robbo (Mark Robinson) about potential players . We had some conversations about potential loans. ‘I just want to have relationships with good people and Robbo is doing a great thing at Wimbledon. He has the right environment and tries to play the right way. I was impressed last season and I am even more impressed to return here. It provides an environment where people will feel better. ‘

Evans helped by the return of the Watford talentSteve Evans welcomed Watford midfielder Daniel Phillips’ return ahead of schedule. Phillips started in a 1-1 draw at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, despite being out for two months with an ankle injury. Evans told Kent Messenger: ‘I think the staff was I was smacked when I said I would put Phillips in the 18s if we had 18.’ I looked at the numbers and we looked at four replacements, so we decided to involve him and he was really impressive in training on Thursday. ‘ I saw how Wednesday played and set up and I think he controlled the game for long periods. The last 20 the kid had no fuel left at all, but we could not change it (Gillingham had already made three substitutions, with two injuries). “If we had a full team, it would probably take two weeks before we saw him. Off the bench, but that needs to be resolved.”

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Conor Chaplin warned Ipswich they face a tough challenge in their FA Cup replay at Oldham. And the former Pompey favorite reckons the Tractor Boys will have to dig deep to win a second-round spot after Latics’ 1-1 draw at. Portman Road gave them another chance to get upset. Chaplin told TWTD.co.uk: ‘I think we’ll get our work cut short by going up to their place. We expect nothing less than a very hard game. ‘It’s just another game, another opportunity for people to prove something, to bet on a claim and show why they should play more regularly.’ But we must also remember , what it is. all about and it gets this club on to the next round of the FA Cup. It could be a case of having to roll up our sleeves, but it depends on how the game goes. ‘

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Rhys Bennett in action for Manchester United academy (Photo by Charles McQuillan / Getty Images)

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