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Blackburn v Posh: Match Preview

28 February 2013

Posh travel to Ewood Park on Saturday to face Michael Appleton's Blackburn Rovers side (3pm).

Peterborough United will look to get back to winning ways on Saturday when Darren Ferguson's men make the journey to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers (3pm) in the npower Championship.

Following defeats to Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers, Posh hope to end the bad run against teams beginning with 'B' when they come up against Michael Appleton's men.

Striker Tyrone Barnett has been named in the squad after a long injury lay-off, while Kgosi Ntlhe also returns after an ankle injury sustained against Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the campaign.

Midfielder Davide Petrucci is a doubt after he was forced off against Bolton with a slight hamstring injury. Ferguson commented: 'We have done all the testing on Davide and the scans haven't showed any real damage, so we will have to manage that.

'Jack Payne came in on Tuesday and performed very well so he is in my plans for Blackburn definitely. He is a good footballer, he hasn't played that particular system much in his career so we will have to work on him.

'Blackburn have four very good front men in Pederson, Rhodes, Campbell and Bentley and they are a strong side. Michael hasn't changed too much there and they will be hoping for a good run between now and the end of the season,' Ferguson said.

Blackburn have injury concerns of their own. Martin Olsson (eye) and Lee Williamson (ankle) will be out of action for up to six weeks, while Dickson Etuhu (knee) may be out for the rest of the season. It is also feared Colin Kazim-Richards (ankle) could be out for three months.





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