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MK Dons v Posh: Match Preview

20 February 2015

Posh travel to stadium: mk to face Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

Peterborough United make the short journey to stadium: mk to face promotion contenders Milton Keynes Dons in Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm).

Darren Ferguson's men have enjoyed a big rivalry with their opponents with both sides challenging for promotion from League One and League Two in recent seasons.

Posh go into the clash on the back of a 2-0 defeat at league leaders Bristol City while the Dons were 1-0 winners at Colchester United.

Boss Ferguson said: 'It's a game we've always seemed to do well in. We've got a great rivalry with Milton Keynes.


'The fans always turn out in abundance and we hope to get a result for them. MK seem a lot more resilient this season. I think they've got a belief that they can go all the way.


'But they will be fearful of playing against Peterborough, because we have a good record against them. Karl Robinson has been there a while now and they are always there or thereabouts without actually getting the promotion. I'm sure he has learned things and they are in a great position this term.'


MK Dons manager Karl Robinson says he still has flashbacks of the decision to give a penalty against Stephen Gleeson in the playoff tie with Posh two years ago.

Gleeson was sent off for an alleged foul outside of the box which a penalty was given for at stadiummk in the first leg, which ultimately cost Dons, and Robinson accepts that the Peterborough game is a big one for the fans.

'You shouldn’t go backwards but I still have flashes of looking back at the decision with Stephen Gleeson so some big decisions have gone against us in some of those games. We need to take that out of the hands of the referee and perform to the best of our ability

'What Darren Ferguson has done there is remarkable but you can’t keep losing players on the basis that they are. He’s a top manager and he’s produced some great players. They seem to get it right more often than not and it’s just one of those years for them.'

Posh are hopeful that Joe Newell will recover from a groin injury, while Marcus Maddison is in contention after a spell on the sidelines with a knee injury. Kyle Vassell remains sidelined but should return against Bradford City next weekend.


Midfiedler Jermaine Anderson has been ruled out for the season with a toe injury while Jack Baldwin continues to make progress from his season-ending injury.


MK Dons hope midfielder Dele Alli will have recovered from the leg injury which cut short his game in Tuesday's 1-0 win at Colchester. Forward Ben Reeves could be ready to start after two substitute appearances. 


Posh had sold over 1,000 tickets in advance for the game and fans can pay at stadium: mk for no extra charge.


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