Posh make the short journey to the Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Peterborough United will look to strengthen their position in the play-off positions on Saturday afternoon when they make the relatively short journey to stadium:mk to face Karl Robinson's in-form Milton Keynes Dons in Sky Bet League One action (3pm).

Darren Ferguson's men know that a victory would extend the advantage over the Dons to six points with a game in hand, but are also acutely aware a defeat by more than one goal could see Posh slip out of the top six for the first time this season.

The Posh boss is without the services of Danny Swanson who serves the second of a two-match ban. Striker Kyle Vassell is still sidelined with a broken toe and faces a race against time to be fit for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Wembley in a few weeks.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival is fit again after an eye injury and is able to start if required. New loan signing Lloyd Isgrove goes straight into the squad after signing from Premier League side Southampton on Thursday.

'I think it is perhaps a bigger game now in the light of the results in midweek. They are in good form and have some decent players and we know that they will be up for the game.

'I know that we will take a big following and we owe them after the first half display against Bristol City on Tuesday evening. I said my piece after that game and we need to see a reaction.

'Lloyd gives us something a bit different and he will be in the squad. I looked to the bench on Tuesday and I had three defenders so it is good to have an attacking option to utliase,' Ferguson said.

Up until 11am on Friday, Posh had sold over 1,300 tickets in advance for the game. The match is not all-ticket, but supporters are advised that they must purchase a ticket from the away ticket booth on the day.

Tickets are on sale from the London Road Box Office, online at www.theposhtickets.com and via the 24-hour hotline 0844 847 1934 until 3pm on Friday.