Huddersfield v Peterborough preview

Team news ahead of Sunday's League One play-off final between Huddersfield and Peterborough at Old Trafford.

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Peterborough defender Gaby Zakuani will be fit.

The centre-half has been struggling with a shoulder injury but will be available at Old Trafford.

Striker Lee Tomlin (ankle) and midfielder Grant McCann (hamstring) have also sat out training this week but are expected to be fit.

Boss Darren Ferguson has a dilemma at left-back with Charlie Lee returning from suspension to challenge Grant Basey, who impressed in his absence during the 2-0 semi-final second-leg win over MK Dons.

Paul Jones continues in goal after Joe Lewis fractured his kneecap in the first leg.

Craig Mackail-Smith will lead the attack in what could be his final game for Posh with QPR, Norwich and West Ham among the clubs linked with the Scotland striker.

Huddersfield manager Lee Clark will choose from an unchanged squad.

The Terriers are looking to secure promotion by extending their club record unbeaten league run to 28 matches.

Defender Lee Peltier, deployed in central midfield for the second leg of Town's penalty shoot-out win over Bournemouth in the semi-final, is expected to shake off a slight hamstring strain, while Clark must decide whether to change his formation at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Town have operated in a 4-4-2 formation at home this season, as they did against Bournemouth, but have played with one striker away from home.

Forwards Lee Novak, Danny Cadamarteri and Alan Lee provide Clark with extra options up front, but leading goalscorer Jordan Rhodes is likely to start alongside Arsenal loanee Benik Afobe.

Long-term absentees Alex Smithies (knee), Anthony Pilkington (leg/ankle), Damien Johnson (knee) and Liam Ridehalgh (foot) remain sidelined.

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League One Fixtures

Saturday, 25 October 2014
15:00
Barnsley v Bristol C
Coventry v Peterboro
Crewe v Sheff Utd
Doncaster v MK Dons
Gillingham v Crawley
Oldham v Bradford
Port Vale v Leyton Or
Preston v Fleetwood
Scunthrpe v Notts Co
Swindon v Colchester

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Bristol C 14 15 32
2 Peterboro 14 8 26
3 Preston 12 12 25
4 MK Dons 12 12 23
5 Notts Co 13 8 23
6 Sheff Utd 13 3 23
7 Swindon 12 10 22
8 Oldham 14 5 22
9 Rochdale 13 8 20
10 Chesterfld 13 3 19
11 Fleetwood 14 2 19
12 Bradford 14 0 19
13 Crawley 14 -10 17
14 Colchester 14 -1 16
15 Leyton Or 13 0 15
16 Barnsley 13 -2 15
17 Doncaster 12 -8 14
18 Port Vale 14 -6 13
19 Gillingham 14 -7 13
20 Coventry 14 -8 13
21 Yeovil 14 -11 13
22 Crewe 14 -18 13
23 Walsall 14 -4 12
24 Scunthrpe 14 -11 12

Updated Fri, 24 Oct 2014

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