Peterborough v Derby preview

Team news for Saturday afternoon's Championship clash between Peterborough and Derby at London Road.

Last Updated: 04/11/11 at 17:52

Tomlin: Completes his ban

Tomlin: Completes his ban

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Lee Frecklington has added to Peterborough's problems ahead of the visit of the Rams.

Frecklington was sent off for two bookable offences during the first half of the 2-1 defeat at Championship leaders Southampton on Tuesday night and must serve a one-match ban. The midfielder joins forward Lee Tomlin on the suspension list. Tomlin will complete his three-game absence against the Rams.

With defenders Craig Alcock and Scott Wootton and teenage midfielder Joe Newell out injured, manager Darren Ferguson has just 16 players available. The shortage of senior players will see Ferguson include 15-year-old striker Jannai Gordon Hutton on the bench.

Josh Thompson, Daniel Kearns, David Ball and Emile Sinclair are pushing for recalls.

Derby's visit is the final game before the international break, and Ferguson admits the two-week sabbatical will come just at the right time for Posh.

He said: "The break will do us good as we need to get players back."

Russell Anderson has added to Derby's injury problems ahead of the trip to Peterborough.

Anderson limped off after 32 minutes of the 3-0 home defeat to Cardiff on Wednesday night with a damaged hamstring. Jake Buxton, another central defender, came on and filled in at right-back in a patched-up back four which saw Kevin Kilbane partner stand-in skipper Jason Shackell, who has been battling on with a hip problem, at centre-half in the absence of Mark O'Brien (shoulder).

Anderson had been helping out at right-back with last season's player-of-the-year John Brayford sidelined by a thigh injury. The Scot had started in the position in four of the last five matches.

With Anderson a major doubt and O'Brien receiving pain-killing injections and likely to remain out, Kilbane and the recently fit-again Buxton could be asked to play out of position once more at London Road.

Manager Nigel Clough is already without captain Shaun Barker (knee), fellow defenders Chris Riggott, O'Brien and Brayford, midfielders James Bailey and Paul Green and forwards Steven Davies (fractured skull), Nathan Tyson (groin) and Theo Robinson (hamstring).

With the two-week international break set to kick in after the game on Saturday, Clough may opt not to rush back any of his injured players. Schoolboy Mason Bennett could retain his place after making his full home debut in midweek but fellow teenager Callum Ball, Tomasz Cywka and Conor Doyle are also options.

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.

Championship Fixtures

Monday, 22 September 2014
19:45
Wigan v Ipswich  
Saturday, 27 September 2014
15:00
Birmingham v Fulham  
Blackburn v Watford  
Blackpool v Norwich  
Bolton v Derby  
Bournemth v Wigan  
Brentford v Leeds  
Cardiff v Sheff Wed  
Charlton v M'boro  
Huddersfld v Millwall  

Sky Bet Championship

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

Updated Sun, 21 Sep 2014

Footer 365

Championship: Norwich investigate claim of homophobic abuse

Norwich are investigating an allegation of homophobic abuse during their Championship game with Birmingham City.

Juan Mata apologises for Manchester United's shock defeat to Leicester

Juan Mata has apologised to Manchester United fans after the team's embarrassing capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.

Premier League: West Ham's Diafra Sakho relishing Enner Valencia link-up

Diafra Sakho reckons West Ham can spring a few more surprises in the Premier League this season.

Mail Box

Will Rodgers Finally Drop Gerrard?

The mailbox wants to know if Brendan Rodgers has the stones to drop Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Wayne Rooney's display, sitting down, and thanking United fans...

Clattenburg And Assistants Should Be Suspended

It's a Mailbox containing Manchester United fans taking defeat to Leicester pretty well, plus some long thoughts on Gerrard and Liverpool, plus Southampton congratulations...

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