Posh head to the Lamex Stadium to face Stevenage on Saturday in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.
Peterborough United make the relatively short journey to the Lamex Stadium on Saturday afternoon to face Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup (3pm).
After two defeats in the league, manager Darren Ferguson will be hoping a change of competition can bring a change in fortunes and the Posh players will be backed by a sizeable away support for the clash with Mark Sampson’s men.
The Posh boss confirmed in the pre-match press conference that George Boyd is a huge doubt for the game with a knee problem. The former Stevenage man has not been ruled out as yet, but youngster Harrison Burrows has been added to the squad.
Stevenage could give former Posh front man Craig Mackail-Smith a start in attack, while Tyler Denton should start at left-back. The two sides met during pre-season with the game ending in a 1-1 draw.
FROM THE GAFFER
“It is a different competition and that always brings a bit of freshness and it is a tie that I am looking forward too. We have faced Stevenage quite a bit in our recent history and it is always a difficult place to go. They have improved of late after changing their manager but the onus is on us and what we can do to affect the game,” Darren Ferguson said.
Posh have sold 1,507 tickets so far for the cup-tie, which is all-ticket for Posh fans. Under 200 tickets remain and they can be purchased 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 Box Office. The tickets will go off sale at 3pm on Friday. No tickets will be available on the day.
Ahead of kick-off, supporters will be asked to observe the playing of the Last Post whilst representatives from both Stevenage Football Club and Peterborough United lay wreaths on the Lamex Stadium pitch. All Stevenage players will have a poppy displayed on their shirts for the match.
Military personnel from the Stevenage branch of the British Legion will be in attendance throughout the day to help raise money for the Poppy Appeal, so please give generously to the collectors staged inside and outside the ground. Please note, contactless options will be available.
Posh will be in blue for the fixture.
The referee is Nicholas Kinseley