A look ahead to Sunday's Sky Bet League One fixture at Fleet
Peterborough United return to Sky Bet League One action on Sunday when they travel to Fleetwood Town (3pm) and manager Grant McCann has almost a fully fit squad to choose from for the clash at Highbury.
Fleetwood progressed into the third round of the Emirates FA Cup following a 2-0 victory over Hereford United on Thursday night. They will face Leicester City in the third round in the New Year while Posh will travel to Aston Villa.
Posh are without the services of striker Junior Morias due to injury, but McCann confirmed he is nearing full fitness. “He is chomping at the bit, but we need to be careful with him, we don’t want to get him back into the side early and then he has a setback. He is a good lad though and understands the situation.” Liam Shephard is back in training after a muscle injury while defender Jack Baldwin is available after serving a one-match suspension.
he likes of Jordy Hiwula and Baily Cargill will be hoping to keep their place after being recalled, but with only three days between games Rosler may elect to recall Kyle Dempsey, Markus Schwabl and Nathan Pond - all of whom were rested in midweek. Conor McAleny (ankle) and Bobby Grant (knee) have been out since October and remain sidelined.
“I went to see Fleetwood at Hereford and they played well and deserved to be in the next round of the competition. In previous years, we have struggled at Fleetwood, our performances and results haven’t been great so we know we need to go there and put on a performance. We have five games before our next cup games and they are like cup finals for us.”
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“We can’t look at Leicester now. My focus is on Peterborough this Sunday and it’s important that we do everything right from now until the match. It’s important we go into the game with momentum,” Fleetwood boss Uwe Rosler said.
Posh have been given an allocation of terrace and seated tickets.
Senior 65+: £17
Senior 65+: £19
Ambulant/Wheelchair disabled: Relevant price with carer FOC
A student discount is available on the day from Fleetwood with valid ID priced at £10 for standing and £12 for seating. Tickets are on General Sale. Tickets are available at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Sunday’s referee is Anthony Backhouse.