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Fleetwood v Posh: Match Preview

4 April 2016

Posh travel to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night.

Peterborough United make the long journey to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town in a rearranged Sky Bet League One fixture on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Graham Westley's men were due to make this trip on Easter Monday, but due to international call-ups, the game was postponed. Posh go into the game on the back of three successive victories, the latest coming against struggling Crewe Alexandra on Saturday.

Fleetwood drew 1-1 with Swindon Town in their latest fixture with ex-Posh front man Nicky Ajose earning a point for the Robins at the County Ground.

Posh boss Westley will be without the services of Jordan Nicholson, Jermaine Anderson and Joe Gormley due to injury while midfielder Chris Forrester was substituted on Saturday due to exhaustion.

"We can be much better and we will need to be much better to get a result at Fleetwood. Given Saturday’s statistics maybe it’s better we are away tomorrow, but the good point from the Crewe game was our clinicality. That won us the three points and kept our good little run going.

 

“We will need to be at our best to win at Fleetwood though. I watched them lose 1-0 at home to Walsall recently and I still don’t understand how they lost that game.

 

“They dominated the ball and played with a great energy and tempo. I also thought they were very good when we beat them at our place. They have talented individuals who can hurt you.

 

“But I have also watched their game at Swindon on Saturday (it was a 1-1 draw) and there is no doubt there was a nervousness about their play.

 

“That can happen with teams near the bottom. Apprehension can creep into your game and it’s our job tomorrow to take advantage of that," the Posh boss said.


Fleetwood include former Posh striker David Ball in their ranks and are managed by Stephen Pressley. They signed one-time Posh target Stefan Scougall on a short term loan deal and he could feature on Tuesday evening.


Understandbly with a long trip north on a Tuesday night, advanced ticket sales for the fixture are nominal but Posh fans can gain admission on the night.




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