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Posh v Yeovil: Match Preview

30 January 2015

Posh host Yeovil Town at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Peterborough United look to make it back to back league victories for the first time since October when they entertain Yeovil Town in Sky Bet League One on Saturday afternoon at the ABAX Stadium (3pm).

The 2-1 success at Notts County last weekend has been spoken about as a 'springboard' for a good run of form and boss Darren Ferguson is acutely aware of how important the clash with the Glovers is.

'We know that this game is an important one. We want to use the win at Notts County as a platform. We need to put a string of wins together. The league is extremely tight, we know how close we are to the play-off positions and know what a win could do in terms of position.

'Yeovil will be tough opponents because they have been on a decent little run of form. They drew away at Preston North End and I have watched that game back, they deserved the point they got. They are decent away from home too and have scored the majority of their goals away from Huish Park.

'We have spoken this week about sticking to the game plan and remaining patient if things do not go our way early in the game. As much as an early goal would be welcome, the game is 90 minutes and we can't go chasing it and lose our shape,' Ferguson said.

The Posh boss is without the services of goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and Jack Baldwin due to injury, while Jon Taylor is two weeks away from a return. He has been spending time with David Kemp at St. Georges's Park this week as he nears a return.

Yeovil have extended defender Stephen Arthurworrey's loan from Championship side Fulham and signed ex-Mansfield midfielder Fergus Bell. Both have agreed deals at the League One club until the end of the season.

Arthurworrey, 22, whose original deal was due to expire on 31 January, has made 16 appearances for the Glovers since arriving in October. Bell, 24, has spent the last six months with Mansfield, making 10 starts in League Two.

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson is making his first return to the ABAX Stadium since his departure as manager. Nathan Ralph, Ben Nugent and Seth Nana-Ofori Twumasi are all in the Yeovil squad.

Tickets are on sale for the game at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and in person at the Box Office.

Saturday's match day programme features Christian Burgess on the front cover and includes an interview with Nathan Ralph about life after Posh and the thoughts of manager Darren Ferguson. The programme costs £3.


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