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Posh v Coventry: Match Preview

27 March 2015

Peterborough United host Coventry City at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Dave Robertson's men entertain the Sky Blues in Sky Bet League One action at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday afternoon knowing that a sixth victory from seven games will strengthen their hold on the final play-off place.

A 2-0 defeat to Preston North End is the only defeat in the last six games and the Posh manager believes that his side can maintain their winning mentality as they prepare for the visit of the struggling Sky Blues.

Posh were beaten 3-2 at the Ricoh Arena earlier in the campaign despite taking a 2-0 lead thanks to Jon Taylor and Marcus Maddison goals before the interval. City stormed back in the second period and claimed a surprise win.

Defender Christian Burgess played in that game and admits it was the craziest game he had been involved in.  'I have never seen such a momentum shift in a game that I have been involved in before. We were comfortable at 2-0, but they just kept coming at us in waves in the second half and we couldn't deal with it.

'However, that game has gone, that was a while ago now, we are on our own pitch and the players have been performing very well of late so we just need to keep that going.'

Boss Robertson was in confident mood at this week's press conference. 'Coventry are fighting for their lives, but they have made a good appointment in Tony Mowbray. He is an experienced manager and one that I respect. I know our lads are up for the game though, we are concentrating on how we can affect the game and I am looking forward to it.'

Marcus Maddison returns from suspension and is in contention for a starting berth after scoring twice and creating the other two goals in a 4-2 win at St. Neots in midweek.

Jack Baldwin and Jermaine Anderson are long term injury absentees while Ricardo Santos is suspended. Gabi Zakuani is away on international duty with DR Congo.

Coventry are just one point clear of the drop zone and made no loan signings ahead of the deadline with two players departing the Ricoh.

The Sky Blues have sold over 500 tickets in advance for the fixture while pre-sales in home areas are encouraging. Tickets can be purchased at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 or in person at the Box Office.


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