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Barnsley v Posh: Match Preview

1 October 2012

Posh head to Oakwell looking for a second successive league victory.

Peterborough United head back to Yorkshire on Tuesday evening to face Barnsley at Oakwell (7.45pm) following Darren Ferguson's first league win of the campaign at Hull City on Saturday.

The Posh boss was delighted with the manner of his side's performance at the KC Stadium and is hoping for more of the same against the Tykes.

'It was pleasing on Saturday because we got the three points and a decent performance. Hull is a difficult place to go and they had an excellent record prior to us going there so hopefully we can take that into Tuesday night's game at Oakwell.

'Barnsley are a good side, they pass the ball well and have had some good results, particularly the 5-0 win at Birmingham,' Ferguson said.

New Posh signing Saido Berahino will be in the squad after agreeing a three month loan deal from West Bromwich Albion. He is hoping to make an impact at Championship level after successful loan stints with Northampton Town and Brentford.

'It’s a tough league, but I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping the team to climb the table. It’s probably a good time to join as we’ve just won our first match of the season so we’ll be playing with some confidence. I don’t know a lot about the team, but I grew up close to Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in Birmingham and I’ve known Tyrone Barnett since I was a kid so that should help me.

'I’ve been at West Brom since I was 12, but I enjoyed my loan spells at Northampton and Brentford last season. I scored six goals in 15 games for Northampton and four in eight for Brentford. I believe I am a good finisher and I need the ball to my feet to show my best. I also make good runs behind defenders,' the striker said.

Barnsley teenager John Stones could return to the starting line-up. The 18-year-old defender missed the recent 5-0 win at Birmingham due to an ankle injury, but stepped off the substitutes' bench early in the second half of Saturday's home draw with Ipswich.

Another defender, Bobby Hassell, is available following suspension, but was not included in the squad at the weekend, while Toni Silva is having to be patient before making his first appearance after recovering from a knee injury.

The former Liverpool winger had returned to full training ahead of the Ipswich game, but was another player not included in manager Keith Hill's squad.

Hill, who has no new injury or suspension problems, must decide whether to recall Luke Steele in goal or retain Ben Alnwick.



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