Posh host Millwall at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Peterborough United entertain Millwall in Sky Bet League One action at the ABAX Stadium on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) as Grant McCann's men look to secure their third victory of the campaign.
The Posh boss is not dwelling on the defeat to Bradford City on Saturday and is expecting a tough challenge from a Millwall side that were play-off finalists last term.
"It will be another tough game, but to be honest, they are all at this level. We know that we have to raise our game by about 50-60% from Saturday and if we do that, I am sure we have got a great chance of getting what we want from the game.
"Millwall are a good side. They have added to their squad and they have made a decent start to the campaign. We have spoken about our home form, so we want to get off and running at the ABAX in the league," McCann said.
The Posh boss confirmed that defender Ryan Tafazolli is still not ready for selection as he works his way back to fitness following a hamstring injury.
"Ryan has done some more work with the physio and Ben, but he is still feeling it a little bit and we don't want to risk him and then he be out of action for 10 weeks. We have to be careful at this stage of the season.
"Michael Bostwick and Jack Baldwin have done fine and we have options across the defensive unit of the game. We know we can change things if we want to," McCann added.
Brad Inman and Lee Angol are long term absentees but Posh have no fresh injury worries from the 1-0 defeat to the Bantams.
Shaun Hutchison could be on the Millwall bench for tomorrow night’s game at the ABAX. The summer signing from Fulham missed the start of the campaign due to a hamstring injury but is due to resume training today.
“We will see how he gets through training today – if he does well then he could be ready to come back on the bench for Tuesday,” said Lions boss Neil Harris.
Millwall will also make late checks on Shane Ferguson and Shaun Williams, both forced off in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Milton Keynes. Ferguson was forced off after making a goal-line clearance to deny Nicky Maynard a tap-in. Williams had double vision after being caught by Kieran Agard.
“They have both been in yesterday and been checked over,” said Harris. “Shaun will have a concussion test because in some instances you have to give them seven days. Agard’s shoulder caught him. It was nothing malicious, Shaun flicked the ball sideways and Agard came in to challenge and glanced his jaw. He had to come straight off but wanted to carry on, it was a big game against his former club. With Fergie it was the impact with the post that damaged him. He has got bruising to his hip area from where he smashed into it.”
Posh beat the Lions 5-3 last season with Chris Forrester, Lee Angol, Conor Washington and a Jon Taylor brace earning Graham Westley his first home win as boss.
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