POSH LIVE: Rochdale v Peterborough United: Vote of confidence in teenager Leo
Teenager Leo Da Silva Lopes has seen off the challenge of impressive newcomer Gwion Edwards to start today's (August 6) League One opener at Rochdale.
The 17 year-old midfielder will partner Jermaine Anderson in central midfield. Edwards is among the substitutes.
Right-back Michael Smith is injured so Hayden White makes his Posh debut. Three of the back four are making their competitive debut for the club as new signings Ryan Tafazolli and Andrew Hughes are also included.
Posh: Ben Alnwick, Hayden White, Andrew Hughes, Jack Baldwin, Ryan Tafazolli, Chris Forrester, Jermaine Anderson, Leo Da Silva Lopes, Marcus Maddison, Paul Taylor, Shaquile Coulthirst. Substitites: Mark Tyler, Gwion Edwards, Tom Nichols, Michael Bostwick, Adil Nabi, Callum Chettle
Rochdale: (to follow).
Referee: David Webb.
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