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Barnsley v Posh: Match Preview

19 April 2016

Posh travel to Oakwell on Tuesday evening to face play-off chasing Barnsley.

Peterborough United make the trip to Oakwell this evening (7.45pm) to face Lee Johnson's Barnsley with the Reds still chasing a play-off spot in Sky Bet League One.

The rise of the Tykes has been one of the stories of the season with the Reds in the bottom four for much of the campaign before an astonishing run of form, which has seen them on the verge of the play-off spots.

When you add the Johnstone's Paint Trophy to the cabinet, it has already been a campaign to remember for the side from South Yorkshire.

Posh go into the game mathmatically safe from any relegation worries and boss Graham Westley has hinted that midfielder Chris Forrester may well be given a break as he comes to the end of back to back seasons without any summer of rest.

Jermaine Anderson, Joe Gormley, Jordan Nicholson and Tom Nichols are sidelined with injury while Michael Smith will have a fitness test after coming off with a slight injury in the second half of the 4-1 win at Colchester United at the weekend.

Westley said: "Barnsley are a good side, they have lots of ability in their side. I watched them last week against Oldham and to be fair to Oldham, they played well on the night and ran them close. It is a great opportunity for us, they will be playing at full throttle, they have everything to play for so it is a good challenge for our boys.

I remember playing Barnsley soon after I took over, we beat them that night and I spoke to Lee (Johnson) after the game and expressed my surprise that Sam Winnall wasn't playing and at the time he was not flavour of the month and then Winnall got in and started scoring goals and they are where they are now."


Barnsley are expected to be without full-backs George Smith, Aidy White and James Bree for the game. Marley Watkins is out for the season with a jaw injury.


Posh had sold just over 100 tickets in advance of the fixture, but fans can pay on the night at the stadium.

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