Posh travel to play-off contenders Swindon Town on Saturday (3pm).

Peterborough United travel to the County Ground to face Swindon Town in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday (3pm) knowing that three points is required to keep the play-offs within touching distance going into the final few fixtures.

The Robins have suffered back to back 3-0 defeats in league action, but the performances in both were chalk and cheese with an excellent showing against league leaders Bristol City on Tuesday night in front of the live Sky cameras.

Posh boss Dave Robertson took the squad boxing this week with Tommy Martin putting the players through their paces at Vic's Gym and he insists that the players have responded well to the challenges put in front of them.

'The players have responded really well. We have tried to mix it up a bit this week and the preparation for the game with Swindon has gone well and everyone is now looking forward to the game.

'We know Swindon are missing three first team players and that will present it's own set of challenges for them, but it is not about Swindon Town for me, it is about this group of players and how we can influence the game and impose our our own authority on proceedings.

'We have five games left and we know what is required. The task is simple. The pressure is off externally, the players can play without any fear, the shackles are off and we want them to enjoy their football,' Robertson said.

Jack Baldwin and Jermaine Anderson are long-term injury absentees while Jon Taylor will undergo a fitness test on Friday. He was rated as 50-50 at the weekly press conference with a knee strain.

Defenders Nathan Thompson and Raphael Branco and midfielder Yaser Kasim are all suspended for the clash with Posh. Thompson is serving the second of a three-match ban after he was dismissed in a recent fixture while Branco and Kasim collected their 10th bookings of the season in the defeat at Bristol City.

Tickets are on sale for the fixture at the County Ground at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster Hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the Box Office.

At 3pm on Thursday, Posh had sold just under 200 tickets. There is no price rise on the day and fans can pay on the turnstiles at the County Ground.