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Posh v MK Dons: Match Preview

14 August 2014

Peterborough United host Milton Keynes Dons at London Road on Saturday afternoon (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action.

Darren Ferguson's Peterborough United face Milton Keynes Dons in their first home league game of the campaign on Saturday afternoon (3pm) looking to make it two wins from two in Sky Bet League One.

After an opening day success at Rochdale, Posh will hope to build on that victory when they entertain Karl Robinson's men, who have also enjoyed a decent start to the season.

Ferguson faced the media on Thursday afternoon and confirmed that Jon Taylor is fit and available for selection after missing the Capital One Cup defeat to Portsmouth because of a knee problem.

'Jon is fit and will be involved. I said on Tuesday that he probably could have played at Portsmouth, but there was no need to risk him. He has had a scan and there is no damage so it is a case of managing him this week and next. It would be a concern if he couldn't play next Tuesday,' Ferguson said.

The Posh boss has no fresh injury worries from Tuesday night to contend with, so Jack Baldwin (knee), Gabriel Zakuani (hamstring), Joe Newell (broken toe) and Erhun Oztumer are the players on the treatment table.

'It was a relief on Wednesday morning to learn there were no players suffering any other knocks or strains from Tuesday's game at Portsmouth. I was pleased about that because there is no doubt we have had a bit of an unlucky start to the season on the injury front,' Ferguson added.

Down the years, Posh and MK Dons have enjoyed some memorable tussles including in play-off football. Posh beat the Dons in the semi-finals back in 2011 before going on to clinch promotion following a victory over Huddersfield Town in the final at Old Trafford.

'It is a game that I am very much looking forward to. I think for the young players it is an excellent first game at London Road. It will have a bit of an edge to it and it will be hugely competitive. I am sure both sets of supporters will be looking forward to the game.

'MK have strengthened their squad, certainly in attacking areas and that has given them a bit more intensity and they have made a decent start to the season,' Ferguson said.

Ticket sales ahead of the game have been encouraging with tickets on sale at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster Hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the London Road Box Office.

The game is not all-ticket, but supporters are reminded that there are savings to be made by buying in advance.


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