Peterborough v Oldham preview
Last Updated: 17/08/13 3:03pm
Daniel Kearns: Set to return
Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Peterborough and Oldham Athletic at London Road Stadium.
Daniel Kearns has overcome a slight knock so Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is expected to stick with an unchanged side against Oldham.
An ankle injury forced Kearns off late on in the 4-2 victory at NottsCounty last Saturday but the midfielder has trained this week and has put the problem behind him.
An unchanged team would mean a place in the starting XI for forward Lee Tomlin, who this week submitted a written transfer request which was immediately rejected by the club.
Ahead of the game Ferguson, who last season tried to sign Oldham's former Everton forward Jose Baxter, said: "Oldham have two good strikers in Charlie McDonald and Adam Rooney, and Jose Baxter is well known to us as well. I saw a lot of him when I was in charge of Preston because we played Everton quite a bit in the reserve league."
Oldham's Jose Baxter is a major fitness concern for the Sky Bet League One game at Peterborough after suffering a groin strain in midweek.
With two goals already to his name this season, the former Everton striker could join David Mellor on the injury list. He sustained a hamstring strain in the home defeat to Walsall and remains highly doubtful.
However, James Dayton is expected to be fit despite also being forced off last weekend with a groin strain.
Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris could also miss out after damaging ankle ligaments against Derby in their Capital One Cup clash last week.
Sky Bet League 1
Sat 17th Aug
Bristol C1 - 2Wolves
Carlisle0 - 4Coventry
Crawley1 - 2Rotherham
Crewe2 - 1Tranmere
Gillingham1 - 1Brentford
Peterboro2 - 1Oldham
Port Vale2 - 1Bradford
Preston2 - 2MK Dons
Sheff Utd1 - 1Colchester
Shrewsbury2 - 0Swindon
Stevenage0 - 1Leyton Or
Walsall1 - 1Notts Co
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|8||Milton Keynes Dons||13||24|