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Swindon v Posh: Match Preview

9 October 2015

Posh travel to the County Ground to face Swindon Town on Saturday (3pm).

Peterborough United make the trip to Swindon Town in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday (3pm) as manager Graham Westley looks to make it three wins out of four matches since arriving at the helm.

An away win at Bradford and an exciting 5-3 success over Millwall have lifted Posh into the top half of the league table ahead of the trip to the County Ground.

Posh welcome back midfielder Jermaine Anderson from suspension, but Erhun Oztumer is unavailable as he continues to serve his ban. Jack Baldwin (knee), Harry Beautyman (thigh) and Kyle Vassell (ankle) are definitely ruled out. Joe Gormley underwent his knee operation on Tuesday with club officials stating the surgery was a success.

Manager Westley will assess Chris Forrester, Ben Alnwick, Marcus Maddison and Michael Bostwick before finalising his starting line-up. All four have missed certain training sessions this week.

Westley commented: 'I have come across Mark Cooper, the Swindon manager, quite a few times and he is a really nice guy and has done a good job at Swindon. The players have been working hard this week, we are looking on making little improvements day on day.

'Swindon have plenty of good players and they will still be capable of putting a good team together. They will pass the ball well and they will have threats, but we won’t be concerning ourselves with their problems.

'We will concentrate on getting our own game right. If that happens then we will have a great chance of getting another win.'

Swindon chairman Lee Power says he is hopeful of bringing in two new loan signings before the weekend. The club have been ravaged in recent weeks with a combination of injuries, international call-ups and homesickness hitting them hard.

They also lost Bradley Barry to concussion on Tuesday so Power hopes to bring in reinforcements for Saturday.

Posh had sold over 220 tickets in advance for the fixture, but the game is not all-ticket and there is no price rise on the day.


Posh have not won a league game at the County Ground since season 2006-2007 when a solitary Steve Jenkins goal was the difference. However, Darren Ferguson's men were successful in the JPT area final second leg with a Tommy Rowe penalty securing a shoot-out victory.


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