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

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

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.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League One Fixtures

There are no fixtures at present.

Footer 365

Bomb threat confirmed on FIFA election day in Zurich

A bomb threat and a political protest have disrupted FIFA's congress on the day Sepp Blatter's critics hope will signal his exit.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: FIFA election explained

Will Sepp Blatter see off Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein? We explain how Friday's presidential vote works...

Mail Box

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company