Posh head to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday to face Coventry City.Peterborough United make the trip to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday to face Coventry City in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) knowing that a win would keep them in second place in the table.
Darren Ferguson's men were controversially beaten 1-0 at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday evening while closest challengers Swindon Town were also defeated by Rochdale at the County Ground.
Saturday's opponents Coventry have been on the slide recently and were beaten 4-1 at in-form Oldham Athletic in midweek as their poor start to the campaign continued.
The Sky Blues won their first two fixtures back at the Ricoh, but have found life difficult in front of their own supporters after finally leaving Sixfields, which was their temporary home.
Boss Darren Ferguson admitted he was surprised by Coventry's form, but conceded this makes them a 'dangerous opponent'.
'Make no mistake, Coventry have some good players and I am surprised to see them where they are in the table, but that makes them a dangerous opponent. They will want to get back on track. We have watched their last few games and they play a certain way.
'For us, I think we are still in a good place. I thought we performed well at Crewe in difficult circumstances, so I am pleased with how things are going, but obviously we are going there looking for the win,' Ferguson said.
The Posh boss received good news this week with the successful appeal to the red card given to Michael Bostwick at Crewe meaning he is available to play at the Ricoh. Christian Burgess is rated as 50-50 with the defender struggling with a hip complaint.
Kyle Vassell and Kgosi Ntlhe are still sidelined, but Grant McCann is making progress and could return against his former club Scunthorpe United. 'Grant has a slight injury, but he should be fit for Scunthorpe and that will be a boost as I want him in the squad. He is very much in my thinking for that game.'
Coventry boss Steven Pressley is weighing up whether to gamble on the fitness of Reda Johnson and Frank Nouble as the they bid to end their seven-game winless run. Danny Pugh will not be part of the squad as he is sidelined for a month.
Posh had sold over 1,000 tickets in advance for the game. The club have an allocation of over 3,000 and fans wishing to attend the fixture can just pay at the turnstiles at the Ricoh. No tickets are available from London Road.