A look ahead to Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Shrewsbury Town.
Peterborough United welcome Shrewsbury Town to the Weston Homes Stadium in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) as Darren Ferguson’s men look to bounce back from the weekend defeat to league leaders Sheffield Wednesday.
The Shrews, who are managed by the experienced Steve Cotterill, are in fine form and came from 2-0 down to earn a point against Derby County at Pride Park thanks to two goals in a stirring second half display from Tom Bayliss and Luke Leahy.
This game was originally due to take place in December 2022, but was postponed due to a frozen pitch.
Posh defender Dan Butler is back in the squad after missing the weekend trip to Hillsborough due to illness. Josh Knight is serving the second of a three-match ban and will miss out, but midfielder Ollie Norburn came through his first start since returning from a serious knee injury without any problems and is fit to start should the manager choose too.
Rekeil Pyke and Carl Winchester are both pushing for starts for the Shrews after both helped change the course of the game against the Rams. Both were introduced when Derby were leading 2-0 at the interval and played key roles in the turnaround.
ONE TO WATCH
Luke Leahy (pictured below) is in wonderful form for the Shrews and has contributed both in assists and goals this season after moving into midfield. The penalty king in the division, Leahy is deadly from 12-yards and is a hugely popular member of the squad. He started his career at Rugby Town and went on to play for Walsall and Bristol Rovers before signing a two-year contract at Shrewsbury in the summer of 2021.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Shrewsbury are a tough side to play against. They had a great result at Derby and I have watched it back and they could have actually won the game in the second half. You know what you are going to get, they are well organised, have a physical edge and will keep going right until the end. You have to be switched on, but equally we have to do our things right in terms of how we can hurt them,” Ferguson said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Shrewsbury fans will be accommodated in the away section of the main stand. The Deskgo Stand is open for Posh fans.
Match passes are available to purchase for £10 both domestically and overseas with audio passes are also available priced at £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Posh midfielder Ollie Norburn (pictured below centre) and full-back Nathanael Ogbeta are former Shrewsbury players and there are a host of other players to have played for both clubs including Lee Angol, Steve Anthrobus, Tyrone Barnett, Scott Cooksey, John Cornforth, Jon Cullen, Jason Cummings, Louie Donowa, Exodus Geohaghon, Anthony Grant, Carl Griffiths, Bryn Gunn, David Hibbert (pictured below right), Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Kelvin Langmead, Richard Logan, Tony Lormer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Martin O’Connor, James Quinn, Greg Rioch, Richard Scott, Jon Taylor (pictured below left), Ivan Toney, Lee Williams, Kyle Vassell, James Wesolowski and the letter spotted Fola Onibuje who only made two appearances for Posh.
Marcus Maddison (pictured below) scored one of his best ever Posh goals in a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town at the Weston Homes Stadium back in 2017. You can relive that strike here.
Posh will be wearing the blue home kit for the fixture.
If you can’t make the game, you can follow all of the action in a number of ways.
- Live match updates on our official Twitter feed @theposh.
- Behind the scenes coverage and updates on our official Instagram story.
- Keep up to date with minute-by-minute updates on our Live Match Centre here.
- Download the official Peterborough United app to get all of the action direct to your smartphone.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Declan Bourne.