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Posh v Colchester: Match Preview

14 August 2015

Posh host Colchester United at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday.

Peterborough United entertain Colchester United at the ABAX Stadium (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon as Dave Robertson's men look to build on Tuesday night's success over Crawley Town in the Capital One Cup.

The U's drew 2-2 with Blackpool on the opening day and followed it up with a 1-0 defeat to Championship side Reading in the first round of the Capital One Cup with the visitors scoring the winner through Chris Gunter during extra-time.

Goalkeeper Sam Walker could be out for the rest of the season after suffering suspected cruciate ligament damage. The 23-year-old, who sustained a knee injury last season, was carried off on a stretcher during Tuesday's defeat to the Royals.


Posh could welcome back defender Michael Smith from a back problem leaving central defender Jack Baldwin as the only absentee for Dave Robertson.


Robertson said: 'Colchester manager Tony Humes used to be the Academy Manager like myself so we have come up against each other quite a few times during the last few seasons. He did well to keep Colchester in League One last season and they have added to their youthful squad with a bit of experience.


'They have brought a lot of young players through their Academy system and we know what to expect. We are at home and we want to continue to make the ABAX Stadium a fortress. We have only lost once during our tenure in charge and we want that record to continue,' Robertson said.


Posh have met Colchester six times in the last two seasons with an FA Cup and Capital One Cup meeting in the schedule. In the league meeting between the two sides at the ABAX Stadium last season, Posh were beaten 2-0.


For a full list of ticket information for the game please click here


Tickets can be purchased at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the Box Office.


Remember, that during the half-time interval, the entertainment will be provided by the Mick George Skip Challenge, the Mick George cheerleaders and the Princebuild Peeby penalty shoot-out challenge.


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