Peterborough United Vs Huddersfield Town, Sat 21 Aug 2010

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Peterborough manager Gary Johnson is set to make changes to his side for the visit of big-spending Huddersfield.

Johnson labelled his side "pathetic" after last weekend`s 5-1 mauling at Bournemouth and will wield the axe.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Seth Nana Ofori-Twumasi were hauled off at half-time last weekend and look likely to miss out, with replacements Charlie Lee and Tommy Rowe looking to start.

Striker Aaron Mclean lasted the 90 minutes after overcoming an ankle injury but has revealed he is still in pain so may miss out, with summer signings Dave Hibbert and Lee Tomlin available to fill in.

Defender Gabriel Zakuani has a groin injury while midfielder Lee Frecklington (knee) and winger Chris Whelpdale (thigh) are also still not ready for the first team.

Huddersfield will be without suspended defender Gary Naysmith.

Naysmith was sent off for a second bookable offence during the closing stages of the goalless home draw with Tranmere last weekend.

Manager Lee Clark, who has named the same starting XI for the first three games this season, including the Carling Cup success at Carlisle, must choose between Graham Carey, on loan from Celtic, or Liam Ridehalgh to step in for Naysmith.

Clark has no other injury or suspension problems but does have other options with striker Lee Novak and midfielder Damien Johnson pushing for places in the starting line-up.

Defenders Nathan and Tom Clarke remain sidelined with long-term knee injuries but the former has had a protective brace removed and hopes to return to full training in five to six weeks.

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Peterborough United
Dave Hibbert
Charlie Lee
Chris Whelpdale
League One
Gabriel Zakuani
League Cup
Lee Frecklington
Aaron Mclean
Tommy Rowe
Lee Novak
Liam Ridehalgh
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing
Tom Clarke
Gary Naysmith
Damien Johnson
Lee Tomlin

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