Peterborough United FC
Shrewsbury Town FC

Weston Homes Stadium

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.


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.

Luke Leahy


“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.


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.

Posh v Shrewsbury Town


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.

Marcus Maddison


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.


The match referee is Declan Bourne.


Posh v Shrewsbury Town

Frankie Kent netted a late winner to earn Posh a vital 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town.

Peterborough United closed the gap to the play-offs back to seven points as a late Frankie Kent header secured a 2-1 victory over Shrewsbury Town at the Weston Homes Stadium as Darren Ferguson’s men took their tally to 19 points from the ten games since his return to the club.

After a patient start, the first chance arrived on five minutes as a deep cross from Joe Ward picked out Jack Taylor at the back post, but he couldn’t keep his close-range header on target. The deadlock was broken just after the quarter-hour mark as a wonderful delivery from Joe Ward was met at the back post by skipper Jonson CLARKE-HARRIS who made no mistake, heading home past the keeper Marko Marosi.

It didn’t take long for the visitors to get back on level terms, a deep free-kick was nodded back across goal by Saydee and Tom FLANAGAN was there to fire home via the underside of the crossbar to equalise.

Marosi was well placed to keep out a low left-footed effort by Ward on 25 minutes after good work from Harrison Burrows and Ephron Mason-Clark in the build-up. Ward’s corner clipped the top of the crossbar moments later with Marosi furiously back-peddling as Posh came close to getting bac in front.

Mason-Clark saw a low shot comfortably claimed by Marosi on 36 minutes after cutting inside onto his right-foot following a good Ward pass across midfield. Pyke was cautioned for a foul on Taylor by referee Declan Bourne on 37 minutes.

Kyprianou glanced a header wide of the target from a driven corner kick from Burrows on 58 minutes before Tom Bayliss fired over off balance at the other end after a poor header from Ward caused a bit of panic in the Posh defensive area.

Flanagan was cautioned for a foul on Burrows right by the touch-line three minutes later. Mason-Clark had the ball in the back of the net on 63 minutes after a knock down from Clarke-Harris, but the assistant referee had his flag raised and the goal was chalked off for offside.

Kyprianou was cautioned for a foul 25-yards from goal on 65 minutes but the resulting set-piece came to nothing. Mason-Clark saw a left-foot shot on the angle deflected behind for a corner kick after a good Burrows pass had got Posh moving.

Saydee was cautioned for time-wasting on 78 minutes for about the fifth time in the game, referee Mr Bourne finally dishing out a caution. On 87 minutes, Posh got their noses in front as a free-kick from Ward was flicked on by Tshimanga and KENT was there to guide it home with his head.

Substitute Oliver Norburn was booked as the game entered five minutes of stoppage time and Will Norris followed him into the book for time wasting moments later. Norris produced an important stop moments later, clawing a swerving Leahy effort around the post.

Posh: Norris, N. Thompson (sub Butler 69min), Edwards, Kent, Ogbeta (sub Tshimanga 80min), J. Taylor, Kyprianou (sub Norburn 88min), Ward, Mason-Clark, Clarke-Harris, Burrows. Unused subs: Blackmore, Jones, B. Thompson, Randall.

Shrewsbury: Marosi, Leahy, Pennington, Moore, Winchester, Pyke (sub Shipley 57min), Bloxham (sub Street 85min), Bayliss (sub Bennett 85min), Dunkley, Saydee (sub Bowman 85min), Flanagan. Unused subs: Burgoyne, Craig, Barlow.

Half-time: Peterborough United 1-1 Shrewsbury Town
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-1 Shrewsbury Town
Referee: Declan Bourne


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