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Spotland (ATT 3,613) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Calvin Andrew: Hoping to make debut

Calvin Andrew: Hoping to make debut

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Rochdale and Peterborough United at Spotland Stadium.

Rochdale will be without summer signing Jack Muldoon for their opening game at home against Peterborough.

The 24-year-old striker, signed from Worksop Town in May, has missed most of pre-season due to a groin problem, but boss Keith Hill has plenty of other options.

Fellow forward Calvin Andrew is hoping to make his debut for the club following his arrival from York and another summer recruit, Sean McGinty, is pushing for his first appearance at the heart of defence.

The pre-season performances of young prospects Callum Camps and Andy Cannon, both midfielders, has given Hill a selection headache, while new skipper and centre-half Ollie Lancashire will lead the side.

The departure of last season's top scorer Britt Assombalonga means Kyle Vassell is now likely to get his chance up front alongside Conor Washington for Peterborough.

Michael Smith and Erhun Oztumer are expected to be in the squad after recovering from knocks but fellow summer signing Jon Taylor is doubtful with an ankle injury.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing's chances of starting will increase if Taylor does miss out, but Posh boss Darren Ferguson seemed cautious about starting with teenage Tottenham loanee Kenny MCEvoy.

And Ferguson would not rule out a role in the team from some of those currently on the transfer list, including striker Tyrone Barnett.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 39 84
2 Preston North End 38 74
3 Swindon Town 37 70
4 Milton Keynes Dons 38 69
5 Sheffield United 39 61
6 Rochdale 38 56
7 Barnsley 39 56
8 Peterborough United 39 56
9 Chesterfield 38 54
10 Bradford City 37 54
11 Doncaster Rovers 38 53
12 Fleetwood Town 39 53
13 Oldham Athletic 39 52
14 Gillingham 39 51
15 Port Vale 39 48
16 Walsall 38 46
17 Coventry City 39 46
18 Crewe Alexandra 39 45
19 Scunthorpe United 38 44
20 Notts County 38 43
21 Crawley Town 39 43
22 Leyton Orient 38 42
23 Colchester United 38 38
24 Yeovil Town 39 33