Posh head to the Hawthorns to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday afternoon.

Peterborough United head to the Hawthorns for the first time since 2009 on Saturday afternoon as Graham Westley's men face West Bromwich Albion in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup.

The Baggies reached round four after defeating Championship side Bristol City following a replay at Ashton Gate, while Posh have yet to concede a goal in the competition after wins at Burton Albion and against Luton Town and Preston North End.

A crowd of over 20,000 is expected at the Hawthorns thanks to cheap admission at just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions with close to 4,000 Posh fans making the journey.

Posh fans have until 3pm on Friday to purchase tickets in advance from the ABAX Stadium Box Office, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934* or www.theposhtickets.com.

Michael Bostwick is expected to be involved after coming through 45 minutes in a reserve team fixture with Nuneaten in midweek, but Harry Toffolo is set to miss out after he was hospitalised following a clash of heads against Burton Albion on Tuesday evening.

Jermaine Anderson, Joe Gormley and Gabi Zakuani are ruled out due to injury while Aaron Williams and Callum Chettle are cup-tied. Adil Nabi cannot play as per the agreement following his transfer from West Bromwich Albion.

The Baggies are in talks to sign Brazilian midfielder Sandro on-loan from Queens Park Rangers and should that transfer be completed, he could make his debut against Posh. One-time Posh loanee Saido Berahino could also start as speculation continues to be rife over a possible departure ahead of the transfer deadline day.

Posh defender Jack Baldwin has been on media duty in the last few days and he admits everyone in the camp is excited ahead of the tie: "We were very disappointed with our performance against Burton, it was nowhere near good enough, but we have an opportunity to put things right against a Premier League side and we are all looking forward to it.

'There could be 4,000 Posh fans making the trip and we want to show them what we are all about. This is the FA Cup and anything can happen," Baldwin said.

NOTHER big gate is heading for The Hawthorns to enjoy more FA Cup football  – and what better place to start than at our Fanzone sponsored by freebets.com.


All the regular features will again be available to help fans from both Albion and Peterborough enjoy a family-friendly, vibrant build-up to the big kick off.


The £10 and £5 ticket prices have helped lure a 20,000-plus attendance with Posh fans housed in The Smethwick End.


And Posh fans are welcome to share the live music and live football on the big screen which leads the entertainment in the Fanzone.


The lunchtime Cup clash between Colchester and Spurs is the first live-screened of the day tie and after the first half, music from 2Tone Revue will keep atmosphere up-beat.


You can expect plenty of Ska and the spirit of Madness, The Specials and Bad Manners to be in the air while the kids enjoy some inflatable fun on the bouncy castle.


As always we have food and licensed drink outlets available to supplement our on-site Greggs.


The freebets.com Fanzone has been a big hit with fans of both the Baggies and our visitors.  Why not join us to experience it for yourself?



12pm open

12.40 – MC – welcome and guide to the Zone

12.45pm – Live game – Colchester V Spurs

1.00 -  Live Music: 2Tone Revue

1.30 – MC – Mascots score prediction

1:45 – Live game: Second half Colchester v Spurs

2.00 – Live Music: A second set from 2Tone Revue

2.35 – MC close down

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