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Gillingham v Posh: Match Preview

16 September 2014

Posh travel to Priestfield on Tuesday evening to face Gillingham.

A Peterborough United victory at Gillingham on Tuesday evening would break a club record for the best start to a league campaign away from home.

Three points at Priestfield would make it four away wins in a row after successes at Colchester United, Rochdale and Bradford City during August.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is expecting a tough test. 'Peter Taylor is an experienced manager and they have had a pretty decent start to the season. They have a goal threat in Cody MacDonald and they like to play football from the back.

'I think we have demonstrated our qualities away from home. We had to dig in at Bradford and at Colchester we played some good stuff on the counter-attack and I think we are set up well to attack away from home.

'Home crowds demand that you attack and I am sure the Gillingham fans will want their team to come at us and it is up to us to cope with that and then cause them problems going the other way,' Ferguson said.

Posh are still without Michael Bostwick, Erhun Oztumer and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, while defender Kgosi Ntlhe has a 'small' chance of being fit, although it is unlikely the left-back will be risked.

Gillingham will assess striker Danny Kedwell (knee cartilage), but midfielder Doug Loft could return to the squad after Achilles trouble.

Defender Gavin Hoyte serves the final match of his three-game ban, while goalkeeper Stuart Nelson (thumb) remains a long-term injury victim.

Gills boss Peter Taylor said: 'This league is a tough and great league and we are tested every week. That is why we have got to be on our game.

'Peterborough are a very good young team and are playing well. Darren Ferguson is building another team there and it will be a big test. I am convinced we will start better than we did on Saturday.'

Posh had sold over 150 tickets in advance for the League One encounter and fans can pay on the turnstiles on the night.


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