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Burton Albion v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s trip to the Pirelli Stadium.

5 March 2021

Posh make the trip to in-form Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Peterborough United make the trip to the Pirelli Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One action (3pm), facing one of the division’s in-form teams in Burton Albion, who have moved away from the drop zone following the appointment of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

Posh go into the fixture on the back of a 0-0 draw at Oxford United on Tuesday evening, a point that kept the club at the top of the table, with a three-point buffer to those chasing down Darren Ferguson’s men.

The Brewers have enjoyed some very positive results of late, including a 1-0 success over Bristol Rovers and include former Posh defender Michael Bostwick in their ranks, as well as Colin Daniel, who also played for the club.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are without the services of midfielder Jack Taylor, who is sidelined for a further five weeks with a hamstring injury. Defender Ronnie Edwards is due back by the end of the month as he recovers from a muscular injury. Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris is 50-50 after picking up an injury at the Kassam Stadium, while several other first team regulars are nursing knocks.

Burton are unable to play on-loan Ryan Broom who is ineligible as he is on-loan at the Pirelli Stadium from Posh. Kane Hemmings, who scored twice against Posh earlier in the campaign, is expected to lead the line.

FROM THE GAFFER

“It is quite a tight pitch and Burton are a high energy team, so first and foremost, we need to match those levels, but I have confidence the players can do that. Physically they look good and continue to end games strongly. I have watched a number of Burton’s recent performances and they have been very good, they are tough to break down, very well organised and a threat. They are one of the in-form teams in the division, so we are under no illusion that it will be a tough test for us,” Darren Ferguson said.

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Burton Albion vs Peterborough United on 06 Mar 21 - Match Centre - Peterborough United (theposh.com)

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Posh will be in blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Carl Brook.

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Match Reports

Posh Slip To Defeat At Resurgent Brewers

Burton Albion condemn Posh to defeat at the Pirelli Stadium.

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Mark Beevers in action against Burton Albion Joe Dent / theposh.com
Mark Beevers in action against Burton Albion

Posh beaten 2-1 by in-form Burton Albion in Sky Bet League One action at the Pirelli Stadium.

Peterborough United suffered a 2-1 defeat against Burton Albion as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s in-form side scored twice in five minutes during the second half to secure three more points as they continued to move away from the drop zone in League One with youngster Harrison Burrows’ late strike in vain.

Jonny Smith was cautioned for a foul on Siriki Dembele inside the opening five minutes after a lively start from both sides at the Pirelli Stadium. Sammie Szmodics saw a deflected effort beaten away by Ben Garratt with Jonson Clarke-Harris losing his footing as he attempted to convert the rebound from a very tight angle.

Christy Pym produced a stunning stop to keep out a Danny Rowe effort on 22 minutes as referee Mr Brook missed a blatant foul on Szmodics, who required treatment as a result. Szmodics volleyed wide from the edge of the box after a cross into the box was only half-cleared by Brayford.

Reece Brown fired well over the top from 30-yards on 34 minutes after Dembele did well to win the ball in midfield. Five minutes of added time was played at the end of the first half, but it didn’t yield any further opportunities in front of goal.

Clarke-Harris headed wide on 52 minutes from a clipped cross into the box as keeper Garratt ended up in no man’s land. Moments later the home side got themselves into the lead as a Smith cross-shot took a deflection, was parried by Pym and HEMMINGS was in the right place at the right time to tap home from close-range.

Skipper Beevers was cautioned for a foul on Smith on 55 minutes as the Brewers made progress down the left-hand side of the Posh back-line. It went from bad to worse on 57 minutes as the Brewers grabbed a second as CARTER appeared to bundle the ball home from close-range.

Clarke-Harris looped a header into the arms of Garratt on the hour mark from a Butler cross as Posh tried to get back into the contest following those two quick-fire goals from the hosts. Ward curled an effort over the top with his left-foot on 63 minutes as Darren Ferguson introduced Mo Eisa for Clarke-Harris.

Harrison Burrows replaced Butler on 67 minutes as Ferguson made a second change. Carter was well positioned to clear an Eisa shot after he did well to find a bit of space. Posh had a great opportunity on 79 minutes as Eisa raced onto a Kent pass but he lofted his effort over the crossbar.

Smith curled a shot wide of the upright on 81 minutes as the Brewers tried to grab a third goal. Deep into stoppage time, youngster Harrison BURROWS netted his first Posh goal with an angled strike that keeper Garratt could only get a hand too but it was not enough as the hosts secured a 2-1 success.

Burton: Garratt, Brayford, Edwards, Bostwick, Hemmings (sub Powell 76min), Akins (sub Taylor 69min), Smith (sub Gallacher 90min), Carter, Hamer, Mancienne, Rowe (sub Parker 76min). Unused subs: O’Hara, Earl, Fondop.

Posh: Pym, Butler (sub Burrows 67min), Beevers, Kent, Thompson, Ward, Brown, Hamilton, Dembele, Szmodics, Clarke-Harris (sub Eisa 62min). Unused subs: Gyollai, Mason, Kanu, Jones, Reed.

Half-time: Burton Albion 0-0 Peterborough United
Full-time: Burton Albion 2-1 Peterborough United
Referee: Carl Brook

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