Colchester v Posh preview

Team news for Friday night's League One clash between Colchester and Peterborough at the Community Stadium.

Last Updated: 27/01/11 at 12:12

Frecklington: Back in the frame for Posh

Frecklington: Back in the frame for Posh

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Colchester will add new signing Nathan Clarke to their squad for the visit of Peterborough.

With the U's in the midst of a defensive crisis, boss John Ward has drafted in the centre-half on loan from Huddersfield until the end of the season.

Ward is still without crocked defenders Magnus Okuonghae, Brian Wilson (both ankle) and Morten Knudsen (knee) while Pat Baldwin is suspended following his red card at Brighton on Tuesday.

Clarke is therefore in line for an immediate debut alongside Matt Heath at the back in what will be only his second appearance of the season.

Midfielder John-Joe O'Toole is the only other absentee as he continues his recovery from a cruciate injury.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson has Lee Frecklington back for the trip to Colchester.

The midfielder is set to return to the Posh squad after he returned to training following an ankle injury which has kept him out of action since the end of October.

Frecklington's return to fitness has signalled the end of fellow midfielder Adam Clayton's spell at the club. Clayton was due to finish his loan with United after Friday's game but has been recalled by parent club Leeds three days early.

Defender Gabriel Zakuani is still three weeks away from a return after dislocating his shoulder while new signing Grant Basey is pushing for his first start.

Midfielder Grant McCann serves the final game of his two-match suspension while striker Craig Mackail-Smith is likely to start despite attracting interest from Southampton during the week.

On-loan strikers Jonathan Obika and Kieran Agard have both left the club to return to Tottenham and Everton.

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

Saturday, 09 August 2014
12:15
Sheff Utd v Bristol C  
15:00
Barnsley v Crawley  
Bradford v Coventry  
Colchester v Oldham  
Fleetwood v Crewe  
Leyton Or v Chesterfld  
MK Dons v Gillingham  
Port Vale v Walsall  
Preston v Notts Co  
Rochdale v Peterboro  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Barnsley 0 0 0
2 Bradford 0 0 0
3 Bristol C 0 0 0
4 Chesterfld 0 0 0
5 Colchester 0 0 0
6 Coventry 0 0 0
7 Crawley 0 0 0
8 Crewe 0 0 0
9 Doncaster 0 0 0
10 Fleetwood 0 0 0
11 Gillingham 0 0 0
12 Leyton Or 0 0 0
13 MK Dons 0 0 0
14 Notts Co 0 0 0
15 Oldham 0 0 0
16 Peterboro 0 0 0
17 Port Vale 0 0 0
18 Preston 0 0 0
19 Rochdale 0 0 0
20 Scunthorpe 0 0 0
21 Sheff Utd 0 0 0
22 Swindon 0 0 0
23 Walsall 0 0 0
24 Yeovil 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Champions League: Henning Berg hopeful of Legia Warsaw's chances against Celtic

Legia Warsaw boss Henning Berg hopes his side can get a positive result against Celtic in their Champions League tie.

Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new four-year contract at Everton

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a new four-year deal with the club.

Transfer news: Southampton's chairman says Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will stay

Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin will not be sold, according to Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger.

Mail Box

Youth Development Has To Be The Future

A varied Mailbox has thoughts on transfer targets, youth development, the obsession over 3-5-2, some innovative Blackpool suggestions and why Real bought Kroos...

Don't You Worry About Southampton...

We can't help but agree with one mailboxer who tries to calm the crisis-mongers gathering around Southampton, while we have mails on Man United's squad...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property