Tomlin faces a spell out with damaged ankle ligaments following a challenge by Sunderland's Ki Sung Yueng and left the Stadium of Light on crutches after the Capital One Cup defeat on Tuesday night. Posh boss Darren Ferguson has brought former striker Paul Taylor back to the club on loan as cover and the Ipswich man will go straight into the squad.
Defenders Mark Little and Nathaniel Knight-Percival are suspended after both were sent off in last weekend's 2-1 league win over MK Dons but midfielder Danny Kearns could return to the squad after missing the last two matches with a hip injury.
Tommy Rowe also limped out of the Sunderland game with a knee problem but the skipper is expected to be fit.
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