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Burton v Posh: Match Preview

21 August 2015

Posh head to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion on Saturday.

Peterborough United make their first visit to the Pirelli Stadium, home of Burton Albion, since 2005 on Saturday as the Sky Bet League One action continues (3pm).

In fact, those two meetings in 2005 are the only fixtures between the two sides in the club's history and it didn't end well for Posh - Mark Wright's men beaten in a cup replay and missing out on a lucrative tie at Manchester United in the process.

Burton have won two out of three league games so far this season and beat Blackpool 2-1 at Bloomfield Road last weekend.

Posh boss Dave Robertson confirmed at his weekly press conference that defenders Tobi Adebayo-Rowling and Alex Davey should be fit for the encounter and midfielder Harry Beautyman is back in contention after a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury.

Kgosi Ntlhe remains a doubt with a toe injury, while Michael Smith will be assessed as he looks to recover from a back complaint. Jack Collison (dead leg) should be fit while Jack Baldwin returns to training next week.

'The first part of the press conference could all be about injuries, but we do have players coming back so we are positive about that ahead of the game with Burton. David Oldfield is on the coaching staff at Burton and he was my youth coach here at the football club so I know him well and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has done very well with them.

'Burton are well organised, they are defensively solid and they have made a good start to the season, but we are focussing on ourselves and we are looking forward to the fixture,' Robertson said.

The game is all-ticket for Posh fans with tickets on sale from the ABAX Stadium until 4pm on Friday. No tickets will be available on the day. Over 700 had been sold by Friday morning.



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