Defensive woes for departing Jim

Departing Peterborough manager Jim Gannon has defensive problems ahead of Saturday's visit of Bristol City in the Championship.

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Bennett: Still sidelined

Bennett: Still sidelined

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On-loan Wolves full-back Mark Little had been filling in at centre-half for the past two games but lasted just 26 minutes against Scunthorpe in midweek before hobbling off with a hamstring injury.

He is starting a four-week lay-off so Gannon will have to move Exodus Geohaghon back into the defence after a spell in midfield.

Record signing Ryan Bennett remains sidelined with his ankle injury while fellow centre-back Craig Morgan is also out with an ankle problem.

Posh also have problems in attack as on-loan Brighton forward Liam Dickinson remains a doubt with a hamstring injury and Aaron Mclean is out for the rest of the season after having knee surgery this week.

Gannon - who decided this week to leave the club at the end of the season - will be looking for a positive response to the 4-0 drubbing in midweek which left Posh 12 points adrift of safety.

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Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 23 August 2014
12:15
Ipswich v Norwich
15:00
Blackburn v Bournemth
Brentford v Birmingham
Brighton v Bolton
Derby v Fulham
Huddersfld v Charlton
M'boro v Sheff Wed
Millwall v Rotherham
N Forest v Reading
Watford v Leeds

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2 Cardiff 3 3 7
3 Millwall 3 3 7
4 Charlton 3 2 7
5 Bournemth 3 4 6
6 Norwich 3 4 6
7 Watford 3 2 6
8 M'boro 3 2 6
9 Wolves 3 1 6
10 Sheff Wed 3 1 5
11 Ipswich 3 0 4
12 Reading 3 0 4
13 Brentford 3 0 4
14 Derby 3 0 4
15 Blackburn 3 -1 4
16 Birmingham 3 -1 4
17 Brighton 3 0 3
18 Rotherham 3 -2 3
19 Leeds 3 -3 3
20 Huddersfld 3 -5 3
21 Wigan 3 -2 1
22 Bolton 3 -4 1
23 Fulham 3 -3 0
24 Blackpool 3 -4 0

Updated Thu, 21 Aug 2014

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