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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 14 32
2 Peterborough United 14 26
3 Preston North End 12 25
4 Milton Keynes Dons 12 23
5 Notts County 13 23
6 Sheffield United 13 23
7 Swindon Town 12 22
8 Oldham Athletic 14 22
9 Rochdale 13 20
10 Chesterfield 13 19
11 Fleetwood Town 14 19
12 Bradford City 14 19
13 Crawley Town 14 17
14 Colchester United 14 16
15 Leyton Orient 13 15
16 Barnsley 13 15
17 Doncaster Rovers 12 14
18 Port Vale 14 13
19 Gillingham 14 13
20 Coventry City 14 13
21 Yeovil Town 14 13
22 Crewe Alexandra 14 13
23 Walsall 14 12
24 Scunthorpe United 14 12