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Posh v Notts County: Match Preview

12 September 2014

Peterborough United host Notts County at London Road on Saturday afternoon.

Darren Ferguson's men will look to consolidate their position at the top of the Sky Bet League One table on Saturday when they entertain Notts County at London Road (3pm).

After last week's 3-1 victory over Port Vale, Posh are currently one point clear at the summit, but Ferguson is not getting carried away and insists the Magpies will provide a stern test.

'They were quite a young side last term and bolstered their ranks with a few excellent loan signings whereas during the summer they have brought in a lot of experience like Roy Carroll, Alan Smith and Gary Jones.

'Gary Jones in particular knows this division well and they will be looking to continue their good form away from home. We are in a good place at the minute, but all we have done is made a decent start, that is all it is,' Ferguson said.

In terms of team selection, the Posh boss can welcome Gabriel Zakuani and Kenny McEvoy back from international duty. Joe Newell and Kgosi Ntlhe are also fit and available for selection.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Erhun Oztumer and Michael Bostwick are still sidelined with injury, but are moving closer to a return.

Magpies boss Shaun Derry has been extremely complimentary to Posh in his pre-match press conference, telling the Nottingham Post: 'I watched Peterborough the other week and the majority of their team are around 22-23,' said Derry.

'Their recruitment is fantastic and the way they source players is remarkable. When they are signing these players from non-league they are still handing out fees of hundreds of thousands.

"That is entirely different to us who will look to pluck out a non-league player for much less. It's brilliant what they are doing, but it must be great knowing you can operate in that kind of market.

'But Peterborough deserved that £5.5 million for Britt because they sourced him, they looked after him and made him into the player that he is today.

'They then reaped the rewards at the end of it. They have then reinvested that money into other young players.'

Tickets for the game are available 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 remember that it is cheaper to buy in advance. The Magpies had sold over 300 tickets in advance.

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