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Peterborough United Vs Bournemouth, Fri 1 Apr 2011

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Peterborough will be without defender Mark Little for the Friday night visit of promotion rivals Bournemouth.

Little was sent-off during the 2-2 draw at Bristol Rovers last week and serves a one-match suspension, so Kelvin Langmead or Chris Whelpdale are likely to fill in.

Captain Grant McCann is available after international duty with Northern Ireland while top scorer Craig Mackail-Smith is fine to start after he made his Scotland debut against Brazil on Sunday.

Centre-back Ryan Bennett should be back from an ankle injury but midfielder Lee Frecklington has had a hernia operation and will be sidelined for several more weeks.

Striker Dave Hibbert is absent as he steps up his comeback from a dislocated knee suffered back in November.

Bournemouth goalkeeper Shwan Jalal should return for the trip to his former club.

The 27-year-old missed the 2-2 draw at Charlton on the advice of the club's medical staff after having an epidural in his back but is in line for a recall.

Defender Warren Cummings is back in contention after returning from a thigh strain and may be handed a start.

Steve Lovell has not made an appearance this season through an ankle injury but, after a goalscoring return to the reserves in midweek, he is set to be named on the bench.

Manager Lee Bradbury is likely to leave out player-assistant Steve Fletcher, with Michael Symes back from an abductor problem.

Long-term absentee Ryan Garry is unlikely to feature again this season, but midfielder Mark Molesley is back in light training after twisting his ankle in a reserve match.

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Peterborough United
Mark Little
Dave Hibbert
Kelvin Langmead
Ryan Garry
Football
Mark Molesley
Chris Whelpdale
League One
Shwan Jalal
Steve Lovell
Lee Frecklington
Warren Cummings
Steve Fletcher
Ryan Bennett
Craig Mackail-Smith
Warren Cummings
Lee Bradbury
Grant McCann
Michael Symes

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