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Peterboro v Port Vale preview

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Peterborough United and Port Vale at London Road.

League One leaders Peterborough will once again be without a host of players when they entertain Port Vale.

Gaby Zakuani and Kenny McEvoy are away with DR Congo and the Republic of Ireland Under-21s respectively, while Michael Bostwick, Erhun Oztumer and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing remain sidelined through injury.

Kgosi Ntlhe is available after suspension but is struggling with a groin problem, though it is not all bad news for Posh boss Darren Ferguson with Jack Baldwin and Jon Taylor set to return.

Ferguson's side, whose Johnstone's Paint Trophy defence ended at the first hurdle in midweek, are aiming to avoid a third straight home defeat.

Achille Campion will have to wait for his Port Vale debut after picking up an injury in midweek.

The French striker, who joined on loan from Norrby IF this week, scored in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Chester but was substituted with a thigh problem which has ruled him out of the trip to London Road.

Fellow new signing Jordan Slew, Vale's other goalscorer in the 2-1 win, will also miss out after Micky Adams revealed he is short of match fitness.

The experienced boss could ring the changes after three straight home defeats, with fringe players such as Adam Yates, Louis Dodds and Chris Birchall in contention.