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Swansea City Vs Peterborough United, Sat 27 Feb 2010

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Ferrie Bodde could make his first Swansea start since September when Peterborough visit the Liberty Stadium.

The Dutch midfielder was named on the bench at Derby last weekend after a five-month spell on the sidelines with a serious knee injury. And Bodde is in line to start against Posh, with Joe Allen and Andrea Orlandi ruled out.

Wales Under-21 midfielder Allen is unavailable after suffering a knee injury in the victory at Pride Park last weekend following a poor challenge from Jay McEveley.

Fellow midfielder Orlandi is out after picking up a hamstring injury in the same game, while striker Gorka Pintado starts a four-match ban after he was sent off for a wild challenge on Robbie Savage.

Leon Britton is back in contention after a back injury, while Cedric van der Gun (hamstring) is available for the first time since January 2 and Craig Beattie is also back in the squad after a spell out with a foot problem.

The Swans will assess the fitness of skipper Garry Monk (calf) and full-back Fede Bessone (calf) on Friday, but Albert Serran (hamstring) is definitely out.

Gabriel Zakuani could make a long-awaited return to the Peterborough defence.

The former Fulham centre-half has been sidelined since picking up a groin injury on Boxing Day but came through an hour of a reserve game with Watford in midweek and could come into Jim Gannon`s side.

Fellow central defender Ryan Bennett picked up an ankle injury before last weekend`s postponed fixture with Sheffield United and the club-record signing may be out for as long as a month.

Another option - Exodus Geohaghon - injured his foot in the reserve fixture so Zakuani will be needed as Gannon looks for a miraculous first away win of the season at fourth-placed Swansea.

Reuben Reid should start after he changed the game as a substitute against Ipswich 10 days ago so Craig Mackail-Smith will be on the bench.

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Derby County
Gorka Pintado
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