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Watford's Michael Kightly and Lloyd Doyley will be assessed ahead of the clash.

On-loan winger Kightly was forced off with a hamstring injury in last Wednesday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester and duly missed Saturday's 3-2 loss at Hull and he now faces a race against time to be fit for this weekend.

Doyley, meanwhile, has picked up a thigh problem and also faces a late fitness test.

Manager Sean Dyche will be hoping Doyley makes it against Posh with fellow defender Martin Taylor already sidelined with a collarbone injury which has ruled him out of the last two games. However, new loan signing Nyron Nosworthy is available after joining the club from Sunderland until January.

One player definitely available and hoping to make his Hornets debut is striker Craig Beattie, who sealed a loan move from Swansea at the start of this week.

Lee Tomlin's suspension means Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson will be forced into at least one change.

Tomlin was sent off for the second time in his Posh career after 37 minutes of the 3-2 home defeat to Leeds last weekend after hacking down visiting striker Andy Keogh and he begins a three-match ban.

Tomlin's absence could open the door for Paul Taylor to return to the side while David Ball is another option for Ferguson, who has named the same starting XI for the past three matches.

Craig Alcock was forced off at half-time against Leeds due to a leg injury but the full-back should be fit for Saturday.

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Championship Fixtures

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Sky Bet Championship

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Derby 13 13 26
2 Watford 13 11 25
3 M'boro 13 7 23
4 Wolves 13 5 23
5 Norwich 13 10 22
6 N Forest 13 9 22
7 Charlton 13 4 22
8 B'mouth 13 6 21
9 Ipswich 13 4 20
10 Cardiff 13 2 19
11 Blackburn 13 -1 19
12 Brentford 13 -1 19
13 Sheff Wed 13 0 18
14 Rotherham 13 -3 16
15 Leeds 13 -3 16
16 Huddsf'ld 13 -6 16
17 Reading 13 -8 15
18 Millwall 13 -3 14
19 Wigan 13 -2 12
20 Brighton 13 -3 12
21 Birm'ham 13 -8 11
22 Fulham 13 -9 11
23 Bolton 13 -13 8
24 Blackpool 13 -11 6

Updated Wed, 22 Oct 2014

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