Posh head north to face Blackpool on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
Peterborough United are back on the road on Saturday with a trip north to face Blackpool in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) and it will be a tricky test for Darren Ferguson’s men with the Seasiders unbeaten at Bloomfield Road since October.
Posh go into the clash on the back of two home victories over Crewe Alexandra and Ipswich Town, but with five games out of the next seven on the road, Ferguson is well aware that his team need to start picking up points away from the Weston Homes Stadium.
Blackpool were due to be in action on Tuesday night against Burton Albion, but that clash was called off due to a frozen pitch not long before kick-off. The Seasiders have had their playing surface covered since then and are working hard to ensure the game goes ahead despite the continued cold snap.
Siriki Dembele remains a doubt for the game after missing Tuesday’s win with a sore knee. Due to the freezing temperatures this week, Posh have been unable to get onto the training ground to give a fitness test to the former Grimsby Town man, so he will be assessed on Friday ahead of the trip north. Ronnie Edwards (thigh) remains sidelined.
Blackpool midfielder Matty Virtue is expected to return for the hosts after a spell on the sidelines, while Ethan Robson could also come into the squad. The Seasiders had a number of knocks and niggles going into the scheduled Tuesday fixture, but with that game postponed, all are likely to return to fitness apart from flying winger CJ Hamilton.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Whenever you go to face Blackpool away from home, with fans or without fans, you know it will be tough and we know the conditions will be difficult, it will be cold and they have an excellent home record, but we have to find a way. It doesn’t really matter if we come back on the bus following a 1-0 win or a 4-3 win, any victory will be welcome. It has been difficult this week with the weather conditions, it has prevented us from doing much work with the players and we haven’t been able to have a look at Siriki, so he remains a doubt,” Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“Obviously with not playing the other night, certain other players can just rest and brush down some of the knocks and bruises they've had and be ready to go against Peterborough,” Blackpool boss Neil Critchley commented.
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Posh will be in white shirts, black shorts and white socks for the game.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Robert Madley.