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Mackail-Smith may miss Rams trip
Published : 07 Aug 2009 09:52:00
The forward - who has scored 53 goals in 109 appearances for the Posh - missed the majority of pre-season with a groin complaint and will be assessed by Darren Ferguson ahead of the trip to Pride Park. Should he miss out, Shaun Batt is favourite to line up alongside Aaron Mclean in attack as Ferguson's side taste second tier football for the first time since May 1994. Midfielder Dean Keates is a doubt with an Achilles injury buy may be fit enough to start, while winger Chris Whelpdale is out after a hernia operation. Forward Tommy Rowe and midfielder Toumani Diagouraga are expected to make their debuts for Ferguson's side.