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Posh v Fleetwood: Match Preview

13 November 2015

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

Peterborough United entertain Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One action at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday (3pm) as Graham Westley's men look to build on the impressive 3-0 away win at Burton Albion in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Posh boss watched the Cod Army in their Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Sheffield United and knows what to expect from Stephen Pressley's men.

'Fleetwood are a good side and have some interesting players in their squad. We won't be underestimating anyone in this league based on their league position, but we will be concentrating on how we can impose ourselves on the game and use our strengths and there are a lot of good players in my side.

'It should be a good game because we are scoring a lot of goals at the minute and in the last three fixtures we have kept two clean sheets so that demonstrates that we are finding a way to defend well even though our main aim is to score plenty of goals,' Westley said.

The Posh boss is definitely without the services of defender Jack Baldwin who serves the first of a three match ban following his red card at Burton last week.

Kgosi Ntlhe (toe) and Joe Gormley (knee) are long term absentees while Gabi Zakuani was expected to miss the fixture due to international commitments, however boss Westley refused to rule him out at this week's press conference.

'You never know with Gabi. You saw what he did last time he was away to ensure he came back and helped the team, so you don't really know if he is going to turn up on a plane. We will wait and see,' Westley said.

Fleetwood include former Posh striker David Ball in their squad and the ex-Manchester City youngster has been in the news recently as his goal was shortlisted in FIFA's 'most beautiful goal' top 10. Ball's audacious bit of skill and wonderful finish is up against goals from across the world.

Fleetwood have signed Everton's David Henen on a one-month loan and Reading winger Tariqe Fosu until January. Striker Henen, 19, has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees after he joined from Greek side Olympiakos in July.


Fosu, 20, has been with Reading for six seasons and progressed through their youth system. Both players will be available for Saturday's clash at the ABAX Stadium.


The club will be inducting two former players into the Hall of Fame prior to kick-off on Saturday and there will be pre-match entertainment outside of the Motorpoint Stand with two FootPool tables for supporters to try. They are free to have a go!


Tickets for Saturday's game are available at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 and or in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office.



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