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After success in two cup competitions, Peterborough United return to Sky Bet League One action at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday with Blackpool providing the opposition (3pm) and manager Grant McCann believes the next few fixtures are vitally important to the club’s plans this term.
Going into the game, Posh are five matches unbeaten and last time out at the ABAX Stadium in the league, leaders Shrewsbury Town were beaten 1-0 thanks to Goal of the Month winner Marcus Maddison.
Blackpool have had many off the field issues but it appears that the current owners are now actively looking to sell the club. On the pitch, after a good start to the season, form has tailed away in recent weeks, but they have every chance of getting themselves into the promotion mix later on in the campaign.
Posh welcome back Gwion Edwards from a slight injury for the meeting with the Seasiders but Liam Shephard faces up to six weeks on the sidelines with a groin injury. Junior Morias (thigh) and Ricky Miller (unavailable) won’t be involved while McCann confirmed several other players are struggling with fitness following the 5-0 win at Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday evening.
Kyle Vassell has handed Blackpool a boost by returning to training this week and could be in line to face his former club. Clark Robertson (foot) and Mark Cullen (hamstring) remain on the sidelines.
“It is the start of a really important run of fixtures for us, the cup games are definitely crucial for us, but the league is the bread and butter. We have two important home games back to back coming up starting Saturday against Blackpool. Blackpool made a really good start to the season. They came up last season and I watched that play-off victory. They are a good side and it will be a tough test for us, but as I always say, it is about us and how we can influence the game."
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“It’s about how we go there and how we perform. We want to go and put on a performance and get back to winning ways as quickly as possible. You look at the manner of the goals we conceded last week, and the players know themselves that they weren’t good enough in that context. We’ve talked this week about being more responsible and taking ownership for it, and they’ve been good”, Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer said.
All the information ahead of the game can be found here: https://www.theposh.com/news/2017/november/ticketing-tuesday-match-day-information/
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Trevor Kettle is the match referee.