Southampton v Peterborough preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Southampton and Peterborough United at St Mary's Stadium.

Last Updated: 19/11/10 at 12:20

Barnard: Pushing for a start for Saints

Barnard: Pushing for a start for Saints

Danny Butterfield and Oscar Gobern are pushing for places in the Southampton squad.

Right-back Butterfield has recovered from a calf injury and winger Gobern is finally fit after a hip operation.

Manager Nigel Adkins will definitely make at least one change to his squad after winger Jason Puncheon agreed a surprise loan switch to Millwall.

Alex Chamberlain played 45 minutes for England's Under-18s in midweek and came through unscathed so he should keep his place in the starting line-up.

But Adkins might be tempted to make changes elsewhere after the defeat at Carlisle last week as Saints look for a sixth straight home win.

Lee Barnard could line up alongside Rickie Lambert in attack after starting on the bench at Brunton Park.

Peterborough will be without striker Dave Hibbert, who dislocated his knee after coming off the bench during the 4-1 FA Cup replay win over Stockport on Tuesday night and is set for several months on the sidelines.

Full-back Nana Ofori-Twumasi is out with a groin injury, while former Stockport winger Tommy Rowe is also sidelined with a groin strain.

Midfielders Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale joined Gillingham on loan last week so are absent, but on-loan defensive duo Lewin Nyatanga and Marcus Williams return after they were ineligible to face the Hatters in midweek.

Midfielder Lee Frecklington rounds out the absentees after he suffered ankle ligament damage.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves
15:00
Crewe v Colchester
MK Dons v Brentford
Notts Co v Crawley
Oldham v Coventry
Peterboro v Carlisle
Preston v Shrewsbury
Rotherham v Port Vale
Stevenage v Bristol C
Swindon v Bradford

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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