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Posh v Bradford: Match Preview

12 February 2016

Posh host Bradford City at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

It is back to Sky Bet League One action on Saturday as Peterborough United entertain Bradford City at the ABAX Stadium (3pm) with Graham Westley's men looking to take the positives from the two fixtures with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the Emirates FA Cup.

Over 210 minutes, Posh were not beaten by the Baggies, eventually bowing out of the competition on penalty kicks in front of over 10,500 supporters and a huge television audience of over 5.6 million on Wednesday evening.

The Posh boss conceded that there were a few tired bodies in the dressing room following the battle with the Baggies and he will assess his squad ahead of the clash against Phil Parkinson's Bantams.

"We have a few tired bodies. Andrew Fox ran over 17k on Wednesday night which is a huge distance and a lot of that at high pace so you only have to look at the loads to know that there are going to be some tiredness and fatigue.

"We also have one or two that have been struggling with sickness from the dehydration that they felt during the game. It was a big effort and energy is going to be a big deal on Saturday.

"We also have players who are available on Saturday who were not involved on Wednesday so they will come into my thinking," Westley said.

Adil Nabi, Tom Nichols, Ricardo Almeida Santos, Michael Smith and Aaron Williams are all available after missing the tie with the Baggies. Callum Chettle has a knock while Joe Gormley and Jermaine Anderson are long term absentees.

Bradford City have signed teenage West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen on a one-month loan deal. Central midfielder Cullen, 19, made his Premier League debut as a substitute for the Hammers during their 3-0 victory at Liverpool last August.


He has also represented the Republic of Ireland at under-21 level, making five appearances in total. The Bantams are four points behind Posh in the League One table and have a game in hand.


Tickets are on sale for the game at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office.


*Calls are charged at 7ppm plus your network access charge.



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