Posh head to Gresty Road on Tuesday evening to face Crewe Alexandra (7.45pm)

Peterborough United travel to Gresty Road to face Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday night knowing that a victory would cement their place in second position in the table.

Darren Ferguson's men have recorded back to back victories with successes at Crawley Town and against Barnsley, but the Posh boss is warning against complacency as his team make the trip to one of the division's strugglers.

Defeats at Yeovil and Gillingham are a good indicator that any team can beat any team at this level and Ferguson is wary of the threat the Railwaymen could pose.

'Crewe have won their last two games and we have drawn on our last two visits so we know they can cause problems. Any team can beat any other at this level, we know that and our experiences at Yeovil and Gillingham are testament to that.

'However, we go to Crewe in good spirits. I thought we played well, particularly in the second half against Barnsley and should have won by more goals,' Ferguson said.

Defender Christian Burgess is a doubt with a hip injury sustained in the win over Barnsley, but Gabriel Zakuani is back from international duty where he helped DR Congo to a shock win over the Ivory Coast.

Crewe remain bottom of the table despite a victory over Walsall at the weekend and boss Steve Davis has put on record his thanks to the board of directors for sticking by him during a tricky opening to the campaign.

Posh were rescued by a late Michael Bostwick header in this fixture last term after finding themselves behind going into injury time.

Posh had sold just under 100 tickets in advance for the fixture with tickets on sale until 5pm on Monday from the London Road Box Office and until 9am online at www.theposhtickets.com. Posh fans can pay on the turnstiles at Gresty Road on the night.

Kyle Vassell and Kgosi Ntlhe remain sidelined while Grant McCann has a slight back injury which kept him out of the win at the weekend.