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Barnsley v Posh: Match Preview

17 April 2015

Posh head to Oakwell to face Barnsley in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday.

Peterborough United make the trip to Oakwell to face Barnsley in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Dave Robertson's men look to end the campaign with a trio of positive performances.

The Tykes, like Posh, underwent a resurgence of form following the appointment of their new manager, Lee Johnson, but have fallen away in recent weeks and only have an outside chance of reaching the play-offs.

Robertson wants his team to end the season on a high and is urging his squad not to be complacent as the season draws to a close.

'I don't want to see any of my players coasting towards the end of the season. There are three games left and if any of my players are mentally on the beaches then they will not find themselves in the team and that goes for next season as well.

'I want to end this season on a positive note with three positive performances. It is important that we do that. Barnsley are very similar to ourselves if I am honest. They had an excellent run of form, but have tailed off in recent weeks,' Robertson said.

The Posh boss has confirmed that captain Jack Payne dislocated his shoulder in the 1-1 draw with Crewe Alexandra. 'It popped out and popped back in again, but Jack will definitely miss the game at Barnsley. I am hopeful he will be fit to return next week against Crawley', Robertson said.

Winger Jon Taylor has also been ruled out of the game with a knee injury, but he too could feature against Crawley. Jack Baldwin and Jermaine Anderson remain sidelined.

Barnsley and Posh are level on points in the league table and have a similar goal difference with the Tykes sitting in nineth place.

Barnsley boss Lee Johnson is keen to end the season strongly: 'It will be a tough game, there’s no doubting that. But we want to finish as well as we can. It’s important we finish strongly.'

Stoke City loanee George Waring is missing with injury, while winger Dale Jennings will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle issue.

Posh had sold over 250 tickets in advance of the game with tickets available on the day at Oakwell with no price increase (except under 17 tickets which must be purchased in advance).


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