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Posh v Brentford: Match Preview

7 October 2013

Posh entertain Brentford in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy on Tuesday evening (7.30pm).

Peterborough United entertain Sky Bet League One rivals Brentford in the second round of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at London Road on Tuesday evening (7.30pm).

Darren Ferguson's men go into the fixture with the Bees on the back of a 2-0 success over Preston North End, while Uwe Rosler's men were beaten 1-0 by Rotherham United at Griffin Park at the weekend.

The football club have reduced the prices for the game to just £5 (anywhere in the stadium) and sales have been encouraging in advance. Fans can purchase tickets online at www.theposhtickets.com, via the 24-hour hotline 0844 847 1934 and at the Box Office in person.

In terms of team news, Posh can call on the services of Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Mark Little, who return after completing three-match bans. Lee Tomlin is sidelined through injury. Paul Taylor has been given permission to play in the competition by parent club Ipswich Town.

Kgosi Nthle is away on international duty with South Africa and is unavailable. Boss Ferguson has hinted he may make a handful of changes for the game with striker Tyrone Barnett among those considered for a rest.

'Ty took a kick to his knee at the weekend. We thought it was something else, but he got through it fine. He is one that I am considering giving a rest to. With three games this week, Grant McCann is another one I am looking at.

'However, the stats show that he actually plays better after a Tuesday game than when he has a rest, so he should be okay. I am definitely not looking on making wholesale changes.

'The competition is one we really want to do well in. There is the carrot of Wembley at the end of it and a win against Brentford would actually take us into the quarter-finals and just the terminology is something to get quite excited about,' Ferguson said.

If the scores are level at the end of 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to penalty kicks.


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