Peterborough v Hartlepool preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's League One clash between Peterborough and Hartlepool at London Road.

Last Updated: 21/01/11 at 12:46

McCann: Suspended for Posh

McCann: Suspended for Posh

Peterborough captain Grant McCann will be missing as Darren Ferguson takes charge of the first home game of his second spell as manager.

The midfielder will sit out a one-match suspension after he was sent off in the last minute of last weekend's 3-1 defeat at leaders Brighton.

James Wesolowski is one contender to take his place in the middle while utility man Charlie Lee is another option after starting at full-back last week.

Tom Kennedy is poised to play at left-back after arriving on loan from Leicester.

Striker Dave Hibbert dislocated his kneecap in a match against Stockport in November and does not expect to return until April so Lee Tomlin will continue up front.

Midfielder Lee Frecklington is still troubled with an ankle problem while central defender Gabriel Zakuani will be out for another six weeks or so after dislocating his shoulder.

Defender Sam Collins is facing a race against time to feature in Hartlepool's trip to Peterborough.

The 33-year-old has been out of action since sustaining a knee injury in the New Year's Day win over Oldham and could be in line for a return.

Icelander Armann Bjornsson is likely to deputise at the heart of the defence if Collins is not deemed match fit.

First-team coach Mick Wadsworth will be able to call on Paul Murray, with the midfielder now back to full health after missing the midweek draw at Bristol Rovers with a virus.

But forward James Brown, who was also struck down with a bug, is rated doubtful having missed training on Thursday.

Wadsworth's side are just three points behind Posh in the table and beat them 2-0 at Victoria Park in October.

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Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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