Peterborough V Blackpool at London Road Ground : Match Preview

30 November 2012 11:01
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Rowe back for Posh

Tommy Rowe will return to the Peterborough squad when Blackpool visit London Road.

The wing-back has been sidelined for over a month with an ankle injury and is likely to start on the bench against the Seasiders.

Midfielder Michael Bostwick, who has played at centre-half in the last two games, will serve a one-match suspension after he received his fifth yellow card of the season during the 2-0 defeat at Charlton on Tuesday night.

Gaby Zakuani or Craig Alcock are expected to replace Bostwick in the starting line-up.

On-loan striker Saido Berahino missed out at The Valley with a knee injury and the West Brom teenager remains a doubt.

Daniel Kearns was recalled from his loan spell at York on Thursday and the midfielder will be pushing for a place in the squad.

Michael Appleton has no new injury or suspension worries as he goes in search of a first win as Blackpool manager.

Appleton is unbeaten since leaving Portsmouth to succeed Ian Holloway at Bloomfield Road, but Tuesday night's 1-1 draw with Birmingham was the Seasiders' fourth successive stalemate.

He must once again do without the attacking talents of Gary Taylor-Fletcher (hamstring) and Matt Phillips (toe), while centre-back Ian Evatt (knee) also remains sidelined.

On-loan Bournemouth man Wes Thomas could be in line for a first start in attack as veteran striker Kevin Phillips has started both of Blackpool's games this week.

Elliot Grandin is eyeing a recall after the midfielder was left out of the starting line-up and matchday squad in midweek.

Source: PA