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Peterborough V Burnley at London Road Ground : Match Preview

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01 Feb 2013 12:01:24

Peterborough V Burnley at London Road Ground : Match Preview

Peterborough V Burnley - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Posh duo back

Forward Lee Tomlin and centre-half Gaby Zakuani come back into contention for bottom-of-the-table Peterborough ahead of the visit of Burnley.

Tomlin has finally served the three-match suspension he incurred for the red card he received during the defeat at fellow strugglers Bristol City on December 29 while Zakuani has returned from South Africa following DR Congo's elimination from the African Nations Cup.

Boss Darren Ferguson, whose side were last in action a fortnight ago when they drew 1-1 with Hull at London Road, will also be able to call on new signings Jack Payne and Alex Pritchard.

Both are young midfielders, with Payne arriving on loan from Gillingham and Pritchard on loan from Tottenham.

Burnley could welcome back top scorer Charlie Austin, who has not featured since sustaining a hamstring injury during their 1-0 defeat to Leicester on December 29.

Fellow hamstring victim Michael Duff is also back in training but the centre-back remains a doubt.

Boss Sean Dyche has Dean Marney at his disposal after Burnley successfully appealed the midfielder's red card during last weekend's 2-1 home loss to Birmingham.

Defender Ben Mee remains on the sidelines following a minor setback in his recovery from medial knee ligament damage.

Dyche's men lie five points shy of the play-off places in eighth having won four of their last six league matches.


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