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Coventry v Posh: Match Preview

30 October 2015

Peterborough United travel to the Ricoh Arena on Saturday.

Graham Westley's Peterborough United travel to the Ricoh Arena to face Coventry City in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) knowing that a victory could lift them into the play-off positions.

The recent run of away form is impressive with three wins from the last four games on the road and the Posh boss believes the clash at the Ricoh will be a good yardstick to how far his side have progressed.

'Coventry are a very good side and they will be well-organised and well-managed. They have been playing well and been near the top of the table for most of the season. But this is the best time for us to play them.

'If you could pick a time to go to Coventry it would be after you’d delivered a performance like we did last Saturday. Obviously it will still be a tough test, but we are all looking forward to it and I suspect our fans will be the same.


'It’s a great stadium to visit and we should have a big away following. It’s the perfect test for us to see how far we have come in recent weeks. We will certainly be in a good frame of mind. We will be positive and we will take the game to Coventry,' Westley said.


The Posh boss will leave it late when it comes to selecting his starting line-up. Gabriel Zakuani is doubtful after suffering a muscle injury in the 4-0 win over Doncaster Rovers, but Chris Forrester is available despite taking a heavy knock last weekend.


Jack Baldwin (knee), Joe Gormley (knee) and Kgosi Ntlhe (toe) are definitely out while Marcus Maddison and Harry Beautyman are nearing fitness after spells on the sidelines.


Coventry sit fourth in the League One table and are set to include Joe Cole in their side. Cole joined the Sky Blues in a short term loan deal from Aston Villa to play games.  Centre back Reda Johnson is out with a muscle injury.


Posh had sold over 800 tickets in advance of the fixture with another batch of tickets now on sale at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. The game is not all-ticket.



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