Morgan back for Cooper bow

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Sheffield United skipper Chris Morgan will return from suspension against Peterborough, but striker Darius Henderson is banned.

Henderson sits out a one-game ban under the totting-up procedure and manager Kevin Blackwell must continue to mix and match due to an on-going injury crisis.

Left-back Derek Geary (knee) proved his fitness again with a midweek run-out for the reserves and Lee Williamson (back) is also in contention.

Centre-half Matthew Kilgallon appears set to shake off an ankle injury, fellow defender Andrew Davies, on loan from Stoke, has recovered from a hip problem and Jordan Stewart (calf) is available again.

Striker Ched Evans and Kyle Walker are expected back from international duty unscathed.

But Blackwell will still be without Gary Naysmith (knee), Richard Cresswell (ribs), Nick Montgomery (knee), Ian Bennett (thumb) and Paddy Kenny (drugs ban).

Mark Cooper has a fully-fit squad available for his first game in charge of Peterborough.

Cooper - who last weekend was preparing Blue Square Premier side Kettering for a trip to Cambridge - has inherited a side bottom of the Championship but has promised that every player has been given a clean slate.

Left-back Tommy Williams has joined QPR on loan since Posh's last game - a 3-1 defeat at Newcastle - so Tommy Rowe, Jamie Day or Scott Griffiths will start at full-back.

Cooper has pledged to tighten up the club's leaky defence and may make changes to the attacking 4-4-2 formation favoured by former boss Darren Ferguson.

Striker Aaron Mclean was left on the bench at St James' Park so will hope to return as Cooper looks to mastermind a first away win of the season.

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Peterborough United
Jordan Stewart
Stoke City
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Darius Henderson
Andrew Davies
Darren Ferguson
Scott Griffiths
Aaron Mclean
Tommy Rowe
Lee Williamson
Richard Cresswell
Queens Park Rangers
Sheffield United
Nick Montgomery
Ian Bennett
Kyle Walker
Jamie Day
Gary Naysmith
Ched Evans
Derek Geary
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