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Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Colchester and Peterborough at the Weston Homes Community Stadium.

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Freddie Sears: An injury doubt

Freddie Sears: An injury doubt

Cian Bolger is in line for his debut as out-of-sorts U's aim to halt the high-flying Posh.

The centre-back signed on Thursday on a one-month loan deal from Bolton to provide welcome defensive cover for a U's side who are winless in 12 matches in all competitions.

David Wright sustained a hamstring injury late on in Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Shrewsbury and joins fellow defenders Tom Eastman, Josh Thompson (both ankle), Mason Spence (hamstring) and Danny Pappoe on the sidelines.

Striker Freddie Sears picked up a hamstring problem of his own in the first half at the Greenhous Meadow and is a doubt along with Jabo Ibehre, who missed out altogether against the Shrews, while Drey Wright (knee) and Sanchez Watt (thigh) continue to miss out.

Lee Tomlin is expected to make his long-awaited return to the Peterborough squad when they travel to Colchester.

Tomlin has been out for the past month after suffering an ankle injury during the Capital One Cup defeat at Sunderland on September 24 but the seven-goal forward should at least be on the bench in Essex.

Manager Darren Ferguson is also hoping to have Mark Little available after the full-back missed the midweek stalemate with Sheffield United due to the hip problem that forced him off against Shrewsbury last Saturday.

Recent signing Shaun Jeffers scored a hat-trick for the development squad this week and the young striker could come into Ferguson's thinking for a starting spot after making his debut as a late substitute against the Shrews.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 25 April 2014
20:00
Port Vale v Sheff Utd  
Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
Bradford v Crawley  
Bristol C v Crewe  
Carlisle v Oldham  
Colchester v Brentford  
Coventry v Wolves  
Leyton Or v Tranmere  
Notts Co v Swindon  
Preston v Gillingham  
Rotherham v MK Dons  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 44 55 99
2 Brentford 44 30 91
3 Rotherham 44 27 82
4 Preston 44 25 82
5 Leyton Or 44 36 80
6 Peterboro 44 12 70
7 Swindon 44 7 66
8 Sheff Utd 43 0 60
9 Port Vale 44 -13 60
10 MK Dons 44 0 59
11 Walsall 44 2 58
12 Bristol C 44 3 56
13 Crawley 43 -5 55
14 Bradford 44 1 53
15 Gillingham 44 -17 52
16 Oldham 43 -10 51
17 Coventry 44 -2 50
18 Colchester 44 -12 47
19 Tranmere 44 -24 47
20 Crewe 44 -27 47
21 Notts Co 44 -15 46
22 Carlisle 43 -29 44
23 Shrewsbury 44 -19 41
24 Stevenage 44 -25 39

Updated Mon, 21 Apr 2014

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