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Posh v Ipswich Town | Match Preview

Posh welcome Tractor Boys this evening for Leasing.com Trophy action.

4 December 2019

Ipswich Town are the opponents this evening as the Leasing.com Trophy reaches the knockout stages.

Peterborough United entertain Ipswich Town this evening (Wednesday) in the knockout stages of the Leasing.com Trophy (7.30pm) with the Tractor Boys visiting the Weston Homes Stadium for the second time this season.

Ipswich and Posh shared the points in the league fixture with the visitors snatching a 2-2 draw thanks to a last-gasp Luke Chambers header from a corner kick. Posh breezed through the group stages of the competition with wins over Northampton Town, Cambridge United and Arsenal under 21s.

Ipswich finished second in their group, losing the final game against Colchester United, a game where they took over 2,500 supporters. Ipswich, like Posh, have enjoyed a good start to the season and are currently chasing down Wycombe Wanderers at the top of the division.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are without the services of Josh Knight, George Boyd and Frazer Blake-Tracy due to injury. The latter’s ankle injury sustained in the 3-0 win over Dover Athletic in the second round of the Emirates FA Cup will be assessed when the swelling subsides.

Manager Darren Ferguson has hinted that he will mix his team up like he has done in the group games with Siriki Dembele, Ricky-Jade Jones and Harrison Burrows all set to be involved. Dembele has recovered from a knee injury to feature.

Ipswich have given their squad players an opportunity in this competition so far with big hitters James Norwood and Kayden Jackson not featuring. Will Keane is expected to lead the line with former Posh youth player Jordan Roberts set to start. Another ex-Posh player Gwion Edwards is unlikely to travel.

FROM THE GAFFER

“It is a competition that we want to progress in. Our home form has been good this season and we want that to continue. I will make changes. Siriki Dembele is fit to start, which is good news. Ipswich will make changes, I don’t know that for sure, but they have certainly utilised their squad in the group games, but it will be a difficult game because they are a good side,” manager Darren Ferguson said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

"The guys I play can handle the ball and can handle the occasion. The guys in the academy deserve a lot of credit for developing the kids and we try to give them the finishing touch of what it's like to be a footballer, the mentality of a footballer and the mental strength of being a footballer.

"You're going to get ups and downs with it so we try and help them out with it. We try to give them a winning habit,” Ipswich boss Paul Lambert 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 Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office, which is open from 9am through to kick-off.

Ticket Prices;

Adults: £10
Seniors 65+: £5
Under 18s: £5
Under 12s: £1

Season ticket holders' seats will be reserved until 5pm on Tuesday 3rd December. The Motorpoint Stand will be closed for this fixture. Ipswich have sold over 400 tickets for the tie.

COMPETITION RULES

If the tie is level after 90 minutes, it will go straight to penalty kicks.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Graham Salisbury.

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Posh Knocked Out Of Trophy On Penalties

Posh beaten in the Leasing.com Trophy second round tie on penalties.

4 December 2019

Serhat Tasdemir in action against Ipswich Town Joe Dent / theposh.com
Serhat Tasdemir in action against Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town progress in the Leasing.com Trophy after a penalty shoot-out success at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough United are out of the Leasing.com Trophy after losing 6-5 on penalties to Ipswich Town following a hard-fought 1-1 draw at the Weston Homes Stadium with goalkeeper Adam Przybek saving Frankie Kent and Sirki Dembele’s spot-kicks.

Posh had penalty appeals turned down inside the opening couple of minutes when Siriki Dembele appeared to be upended in the box by Henderson. Tasdemir fired over from long-range moments later as Posh made a bright start to the contest and on 11 minutes he forced keeper Przybek into a good save diving to his left.

The visitors opened the scoring on 23 minutes completely against the run of play, a turnover in possession in the midfield led to James Norwood advancing, his low shot was parried by Chapman into the path of El MIZOUNI who tucked home the rebound.

Roberts sent a free-kick just over the top just after the half hour mark after Tasdemir was adjudged to have felled his man. Posh levelled the scores on 33 minutes and it was a third goal for the club for 17-year-old Ricky-Jade JONES, who ignored the run of Dembele and fired low past goalkeeper Przybek from just inside the box.

Tasdemir was cautioned for a foul on 37 minutes by referee Mr Salisbury. Dembele fired over on the stroke of half-time as Posh continued to press. Chapman was well placed to keep out a curling effort from El Mizouni on 47 minutes.

Posh should have taken the lead for the first time in the tie moments later as Dembele skipped past two defenders and picked out Ward, but his side-footed effort went wide of the near post. Dembele fired wide from 25-yards after skipping past two defenders as Posh continued to dominate.

Dembele sent a deft lob wide of the target on 63 minutes, moments after Ferguson had made his first switch with Frankie Kent replacing Ward. Huws was cautioned for a foul on Dembele as the game entered the final 20 minutes.

Chapman did well to tip a fierce Huws free-kick over the bar four minutes from time. Substitute Toney saw a late header well kept out by keeper Przybek as Posh tried to force a winner. Chapman kept out Huws deep into stoppage time after he skipped into some space in the box.

Tasdemir saw a shot blocked by Huws with the last kick of the game before the referee blew the final whistle and to penalties the tie went. It was Dembele and Kent that ultimately saw their spot-kicks saved by Przybek with Barry Cotter scoring the crucial penalty to send the Tractor Boys through.

Posh: Chapman, Butler, Woodyard, Dembele, Bennett, Tasdemir, Ward (sub Kent 63min), Mason, Kanu (sub Eisa 83min), Barker, Jones (sub Toney 83min). Unused subs: O’Malley, Reed, Cartwright, Burrows.

Ipswich: Przybek, Skuse (sub Smith 46min), Norwood, Roberts, El Mizouni, Kenlock, Dobra, Cotter, McGavin, Huws, Henderson. Unused subs: Alley, Folami, Georgiou, Hughes, Simpson, Gibbs.

Half-time: Peterborough United 1-1 Ipswich Town
Full-time: Peterborough United 1-1 Ipswich Town (Ipswich win 6-5 on penalties)
Attendance: 2,310 (497 Ipswich fans)

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