Peterborough v Hartlepool preview

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

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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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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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