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Crystal Palace v Posh: Match Preview

2 May 2013

Posh head to Selhurst Park for the final day of the npower Championship campaign (1245pm).

Peterborough United conclude the npower Championship campaign with a vital fixture at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace on Saturday (12.45pm).

Darren Ferguson's men know a victory will secure Championship football next season, but anything other than three points could see Posh slip through the trap door.

Huddersfield face Barnsley and a win for the Terriers would be the ideal scenario, which could lead to Posh staying up regardless of the result against the Eagles.

Manager Darren Ferguson admits that other scores will come into his thinking, but it won't effect the way his side go about their business on the field.

'We are going there to win. That would secure our status and that is our aim. We know that Palace are a good side and they have some dangerous players as they proved at London Road earlier in the season, but we also know we are in good form and the lads are very relaxed.

'Of course, the scores elsewhere will be important and I am sure the fans will let us know of what is going on around the country, but first and foremost, we need to do our job properly,' Ferguson said.

Posh have been boosted by the news that full-back Mark Little is fit after a hamstring injury. He came through training unscathed this week and gives the Posh boss another option in terms of selection and possible formation.

Only long-term absentee Peter Grant is sidelined although the Scot is making excellent progress and will travel with the rest of the squad to London for the game.

Crystal Palace have no fresh injury worries to contend with themselves with boss Ian Holloway keeping a close eye on the fitness of midfielder Owen Garvan who has had a long spell on the sidelines prior to his recent return to the starting line-up.

The game is a SELL-OUT for Posh fans with over 2,700 making the trip.


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