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Posh v Derby | Match Preview

Posh host Derby County in Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday.

13 August 2021

Posh Fans back at the Weston Homes Stadium Joe Dent /
Posh Fans back at the Weston Homes Stadium

Read the match preview ahead of the clash with Derby County at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough United welcome Wayne Rooney’s Derby County to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday lunchtime (12.30) as Darren Ferguson’s men look forward to their first game at home in the Sky Bet Championship for nearly a decade.

After a difficult start with defeats at Luton Town and against Plymouth Argyle in the first round of the Carabao Cup, Posh will be looking to get off and running against the Rams who are unbeaten in their first two fixtures of the campaign.

The game is live on Sky Football, the first of two fixtures in the month of August to be selected for coverage. Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie is the co-commentator.


Posh are hopeful that Siriki Dembele could be named in the squad for the first time this season. He has been struggling with an Achilles problem but manager Darren Ferguson has rated his chances as 50-50 for this weekend’s clash. Striker Jack Marriott and midfielder Jack Taylor are both doubts as they continue their comebacks from injury.

Derby County are expected to start former Manchester United and West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison in their starting line-up. He scored a free-kick in midweek in the Carabao Cup success. The Rams don’t have a big squad due to financial constraints, but could still field a side packed full of experience including defenders Curtis Davies and Phil Jagielka.


“I watched Derby’s game with Huddersfield and they played well, they were solid and organised and they have a lot of good players. I know they have had some difficulties, but it is still a good XI they can name. For us though, it is about getting back to our level of standards, we have fallen below that in the first couple of games. It is our first home league game, it should be a good crowd and it is live on the TV, we are looking forward to it,” Darren Ferguson said.


“We are preparing the team and preparing for how we want to play, what ideas we have for the game and being ready to try and get three points. I know it will be a tough game. It’s Peterborough’s first league game at home of the season so I’m sure their supporters will be right behind them.

“They haven’t had a great start in the league or the cup, we know that, but we are expecting them to bounce back from that and we know it will be a tough game. We have to do everything we can to go there and get three points,” Rooney said.


Blocks A & B in the Main North Stand are now on sale to Posh supporters for Saturday's clash vs. Derby County.  Save ahead of matchday by purchasing your tickets now. You can purchase tickets here:

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The Box Office will be open from 9am on Saturday.


We are urging supporters to arrive at the stadium early to ensure a safe entry into the stadium. Please adhere to social distancing within the concourses of the stadium and please be mindful of others and respect their decisions around COVID-19.


The match referee is David Webb.

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Match Reports

Dembele Fires Last Gasp Winner As Posh Up And Running

Siriki Dembele fired the winner as Posh recorded their first Championship win.

14 August 2021

Siriki Dembele celebrates the winning goal against Derby County Joe Dent /
Siriki Dembele celebrates the winning goal against Derby County

Posh up and running after scoring twice in injury time to overcome Wayne Rooney’s Derby County.

Live on Sky, the first home league game back in the Championship, raucous crowd – you just knew that Peterborough United would add to the drama and Darren Ferguson’s men did just that, scoring twice in stoppage time to secure a fine 2-1 victory over Derby County at the Weston Homes Stadium.

It was a lively start with both sides playing at a high tempo, backed by noisy supporters, but chances were at a premium inside the opening 15 minutes. Jack Marriott, playing against his former club, had a half chance on 18 minutes after good work from Joel Randall, but he took a heavy first touch.

Jonson Clarke-Harris nodded a deep Dan Butler cross over the bar on 21 minutes as Posh made progress down the left hand channel. Skipper Mark Beevers was rather harshly cautioned on 25 minutes for a foul by the touch-line as referee Mr Webb punished the Posh man for his first indiscretion.

Derby goalkeeper Kelle Roos somehow kept out a powerful drive from Clarke-Harris from fully 30-yards on 33 minutes, the shot-stopper managing to prevent it from squirming through his legs. There was one minute of added time indicated, but nothing occurred during those 60 seconds.

Roos was called upon moments after the interval to keep out a low drive from Jorge Grant after neat interplay between Clarke-Harris and Marriott. The Rams were forced into a change on 51 minutes as Jack Stretton replaced the stricken Colin Kazim-Richards.

Posh made a change on 62 minutes with Siriki Dembele replacing Marriott in attack. Thompson was cautioned moments later as Derby broke at pace. Darren Ferguson made his second change on 73 minutes with Josh Knight replacing Randall.

The visitors opened the scoring on 77 minutes as a corner was headed back across goal, the ball eventually falling kindly for the substitute STRETTON who lashed home giving Pym absolutely no chance. Harrison Burrows replaced Beevers for the final 10 minutes as Ferguson tried to find an equaliser from his side.

Posh drew themselves level in stoppage time as a low cross from Ward was tapped home at the back post by Harrison BURROWS. Clarke-Harris fired over with a free-kick deep into 11 minutes of stoppage time.

Burrows provided a chance for Grant in the box moments later, but he couldn’t keep his header down.  Incredibly, in the 100th minute, Posh found a winner as another Ward delivery fell at the feet of DEMBELE, who swerved and fired low into the bottom corner.

Posh: Pym, Butler, Thompson, Beevers (sub Burrows 83min), Kent, Clarke-Harris, Grant, Marrott (sub Dembele 62min), Norburn, Ward, Randall (sub Knight 72min). Unused subs: Cornell, Edwards, Poku, Tomlinson.

Derby: Roos, Byrne, Forsyth, Shinnie, Bird, Lawrence, Morrison (sub Jozwiak 83min), Kazim-Richards (sub Stretton 51min), Stearman, Davies, Ebosele (sub Sibley 58min). Unused subs: Allsop, Brown, Watson, Williams.

Half-time: Peterborough United 0-0 Derby County
Full-time: Peterborough United 2-1 Derby County
Referee: D. Webb
Attendance: 10,177 (1,619 Derby County fans)

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