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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 18 36
2 Swindon Town 18 35
3 Preston North End 18 34
4 Milton Keynes Dons 16 31
5 Sheffield United 17 30
6 Notts County 17 29
7 Rochdale 18 27
8 Peterborough United 18 27
9 Oldham Athletic 18 27
10 Fleetwood Town 18 25
11 Chesterfield 18 24
12 Bradford City 18 23
13 Barnsley 17 22
14 Walsall 18 22
15 Port Vale 18 22
16 Doncaster Rovers 16 21
17 Crawley Town 18 21
18 Coventry City 18 20
19 Leyton Orient 18 19
20 Gillingham 18 18
21 Colchester United 18 17
22 Yeovil Town 18 17
23 Scunthorpe United 17 16
24 Crewe Alexandra 18 15