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Bradford v Posh: Match Preview

22 August 2014

Posh head to Valley Parade to face Bradford City on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action (3pm).

Peterborough United travel to Valley Parade on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action with Phil Parkinson's Bradford City providing the opposition (3pm).

The Bantams have made a decent start to the season and with a crowd of well over 10,000 expected, it promises to be an early season test for Darren Ferguson's men.

The Posh boss has plenty of injury worries to contend with ahead of the fixture with Jack Baldwin (knee), Gabi Zakuani (hamstring), Erhun Oztumer (hip) and Michael Bostwick (calf) all definitely out.

Left-back Kgosi Ntlhe, winger Kenny McEvoy and attacker Jon Taylor all remain serious doubts for the game, but Ricardo Santos has overcome the knock he took in the 2-1 home reverse to Sheffield United.

Christian Burgess, who turned his loan move from Middlesbrough into a permanent deal on Thursday, is in line to make his first start for the club.

'We have quite a few injuries, but we can't use that as an excuse. It is part and parcel of football. I have watched the game back on Tuesday and I have to be honest, I thought we played very well, particularly in that first half. In fact the first half was the best we have played this season.

'Bradford this weekend is a tough game. There will be a big crowd and it is always a difficult place to go. It is a big pitch and there will be an edge to the game and that is what love. We are looking forward to the game,' Ferguson said.

Posh had sold just under 250 tickets for the game in advance, but supporters can pay on the turnstiles at Valley Parade for no extra cost.

There will be a familiar face in the Bantams line-up with ex-Posh striker Aaron Mclean expected to lead the line alongside the giant James Hanson.


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