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Posh v Southend | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the ABAX Stadium.

3 February 2018

Posh host the Shrimpers at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Peterborough United return to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday with Southend United visiting the ABAX Stadium (3pm) and new signing Omar Bogle could be handed his first start after joining from Cardiff City on transfer deadline day in a loan deal until the end of the campaign.

After two cup games in recent weeks, Posh have no distractions between now and the end of the season with the first of 18 league fixtures taking place this weekend. The Shrimpers have changed their manager with Chris Powell replacing Phil Brown. Southend won their first game under Powell’s management with a 3-2 victory over promotion contenders Scunthorpe United at Roots Hall.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are without the services of Gwion Edwards who remains sidelined with an ankle injury. He is making good progress but no timescale has been set on his return. New signing Omar Bogle will be in the squad after joining from Cardiff City. Joe Ward and George Cooper return to the squad after being cup tied for the Emirates FA Cup fourth round defeat to Leicester City.

Shayon Harrison, Freddie Ladapo and Sam Mantom have all joined the Shrimpers to bolster the squad ahead of the clash at the ABAX Stadium. Harrison made the move from Tottenham Hotspur, Ladapo joined from Crystal Palace while Mantom will strengthen the midfield after joining from Scunthorpe United. All three could feature at the ABAX.

MCCANN QUOTES

“In my opinion, Southend are in a false position in the league. They have a strong squad and they have added to it in recent days. Shayon Harrison is a talented player, I have seen him play and he will be a threat. But it is about what we do and we have had a good January transfer window. I was delighted to get Omar Bogle into the building. We have 18 games remaining and I am sure it will be a really good ride for the Posh fans.”

FROM THE OPPOSITION

’I’m very pleased with our transfer business. It’s been a big turnaround for me and the club over the last seven days with a game to prepare for and the transfer window deadline looming large in the horizon. It was imperative that we got some players in and I’m very happy with our recruits,” Southend boss Chris Powell said.

TICKET NEWS

Tickets are on sale 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. Southend sold out of their initial allocation of 500 and are expected to bring over 750 fans.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Dean Whitestone.

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Posh Beaten By Shrimpers

Southend claim away win at ABAX Stadium.

3 February 2018

Jack Marriott in action against Southend United Joe Dent / theposh.com
Jack Marriott in action against Southend United

Grant McCann's men suffer home reverse to Southend United in Sky Bet League One.

Peterborough United missed an opportunity to close the gaps on the teams above them in the Sky Bet League One table after losing 1-0 to Chris Powell’s Southend United who made it back to back wins, claiming only their third away league win of the season in the process.

Stephen McLaughlin had the first shot of the game, but his low effort went wide of the far post from 20-yards. The visitors opened the scoring on six minutes, DEMETRIOU converting from the spot after Jonathan Bond was adjudged to have felled McLaughlin in the box. Bond was cautioned by referee Dean Whitestone.

Bond did well to keep out a deflected Cox effort moments later as the visitors continued to be on the front foot in the early exchanges. Jack Marriott saw a header saved by Oxley after a fine delivery from George Cooper on the left. Oxley had two attempts to gather a curler from Maddison moments later after the winger provided some decent trickery to beat his man.

Cooper curled a free-kick over the top from 30-yards after Maddison had been tripped following a pacy break. Yearwood was lucky to get away with just a caution after a shocking tackle on Anthony Grant on 34 minutes.

Hughes had the ball in the back of the net on 36 minutes after he latched onto a fine Maddison pass, but the assistant referee had raised his flag and the ‘goal’ was chalked off for offside. Maddison picked out Marriott on 40 minutes, but after a bobbly first touch, his shot was smothered by keeper Oxley.

Cox was incredibly fortunate not to score the own goal of all time on  47 minutes as he raced back towards his own goal – he fired the ball at his own goal with keeper Oxley thankfully for the Shrimpers well placed. Oxley had more to do less than 60 seconds later after a wonderful pass from Maddison picked out Marriott, the keeper doing well to deny the top scorer after racing from his goal.

Southend were forced into a change following that chance, John White stretchered off with Anton Ferdinand his replacement. Cox was an inch away from making it 2-0 on the break, his curler had Bond beaten but it also somehow went wide.

McLoughlin then fired wide on 56 minutes after more good work from Cox as Posh were punished for a slack header clear. Goalkeeper Oxley did well to beat away a long-range strike from Forrester on 66 minutes. Grant McCann made a double change with 20 minutes to play, Danny Lloyd and Junior Morias the men introduced.

Teenager Leo Da Silva Lopes was the final substitution used by the Posh management, debutant Bogle the man to be replaced. Ten minutes of added time was indicated by the fourth official for the injury to White and multiple examples of time wasting from the visitors.

Hughes had the ball in the back of the net again deep into stoppage time, but once more the assistant referee had his flag raised for offside.

Posh: Bond, Shephard, Hughes, Tafazolli, Taylor, Forrester (sub Morias 70min), Grant, Maddison, Cooper (sub Lloyd 70min), Bogle (sub Da Silva Lopes 78min), Marriott. Unused subs: O’Malley, Baldwin, Ward, Anderson.

Southend:  Oxley, Coker, Turner, Kightly, Timlin, Fortune (sub Ladapo 73min), Cox, McLaughlin, Yearwood, Demetriou, White (sub Ferdinand 53min). Unused subs: Bishop, McGlashan, Klass, Harrison, Kyprianou.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-1 Southend United
Full-time: Peterborough United 0-1 Southend United
Attendance: 5,114 (799 Southend fans)

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