Peterborough v Doncaster preview
Last Updated: 31/08/18 12:10pm
Steve Evans is likely to name an unchanged side for the sixth successive game when table-topping Peterborough take on Doncaster.
The Posh's emphatic 5-1 win at Plymouth maintained their 100 per cent start to the season and made it the club's best-ever start to a Football League campaign. Jason Cummings and Matt Godden both scored in that game and with nine goals between them already, the pair are likely to lead the line once again.
Goalkeeper Marko Marosi is available for Doncaster after he missed the midweek Carabao Cup defeat against Blackpool through suspension. John Marquis, Mallik Wilks, Herbie Kane, Andy Butler and James Coppinger are likely to be restored to the starting line-up having been rested for that game.
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Jermaine Anderson started against the Seasiders but will not be in contention as part of the loan agreement with his parent club.
Rovers manager Grant McCann returns to the club who sacked him in February, and said: "I'm looking forward to it; it's just another game but we need to go there and make sure we do ourselves proud and play the way we can."
After six straight defeats against Doncaster between 1998 and 2011, Peterborough are unbeaten in each of the last seven league meetings (W3 D4).
Doncaster have failed to score in two of their last three trips to the ABAX Stadium (D2 L1), including a 4-0 drubbing in October 2015.
Peterborough striker Jason Cummings has had a hand in eight goals in his last four league matches for the Posh (6 goals, 2 assists) and has scored a penalty in each of his last three appearances.
Peterborough have won their opening five league matches this season, their best ever start to a Football League season; the last League One team to win their first five league games in a season were Leyton Orient in 2013-14, who went on to lose the play-off final that season against Rotherham, who were then managed by current Posh boss Steve Evans.
New Doncaster boss Grant McCann drew both matches with Doncaster when in charge of Peterborough, 0-0 at the Keepmoat before a 1-1 draw at the ABAX last season.
Portsmouth dropped points for the first time last weekend but they very much appear to be in the shake-up for promotion in Sky Bet League One this season after a great start under Kenny Jackett.
Plymouth, meanwhile, don't seem to have learnt their lessons from last season's awful start. They're bottom and are one of only two sides without a win in their first five games. This should be a comfortable home win.
David Prutton predicts: 3-0 (14/1 with Sky Bet)