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Posh v Blackpool: Match Preview

6 May 2016

Posh entertain Blackpool at the ABAX Stadium at Sunday lunch-time.

Peterborough United conclude their Sky Bet League One campaign at Sunday lunch-time (12.30 kick-off) with a home fixture against Blackpool at the ABAX Stadium.

The Seasiders have to win to stand a chance of survival with local rivals Fleetwood two points ahead of them with a home game against already relegated Crewe Alexandra to play. Fleetwood also have a superior goal difference to the Tangerines.

Posh currently occupy 13th place but cannot finish any higher than that even with a second successive victory.

Caretaker manager Grant McCann remains unbeaten in the position after last weekend's 4-3 win at Shrewsbury Town added to the previous away win at Oldham and home draw with Walsall in his first stint in charge.

Irrespective of if McCann gets the job on a full-time basis, the former midfielder believes that the home form has to improve moving forward.

"Our home form has been poor throughout this season and that has to change next year. We want to end the season on a high and put in a good performance for the supporters, who have been magnificent in tough circumstances this term.

"I am fully focussed on the job in hand and that is the game against Blackpool. I am sure I will sit down with the chairman next week," McCann said.

Goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has been ruled out with injury, but striker Joe Gormley could return to contention after a quicker than expected recovery from a long-term injury.

Jermaine Anderson, Jordan Nicholson and Tom Nichols are definitely out, while McCann suggested he had injury concerns to two other members of his squad in his media briefing.

"One player is probably 50-50, the other one should make it but it is pointless talking about them particular individuals because they both might be fit."

Blackpool have only picked up one point from their last four fixtures and were beaten 4-0 by Wigan Athletic at Bloomfield Road last time out.

Experienced midfielder David Norris, who had a spell at Posh, is expected to feature for the Seasiders.

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

Ahead of the fixture on Sunday, PISA will present the Player of the Year and Goal of the Year award, while BBC Radio Cambridgeshire will also make their presentation for Player of the Year.

Following the game, the players will remain on the pitch to thank the supporters for their fantastic backing this season, home and away. Fans are reminded that it is an offence to enter the field of play.

The foreverposh awards will take place in the Venue from 2.30pm on Sunday. Tickets cost just £1 and all money will go to the Chris Turner Statue Fund. Tickets can be purchased at www.theposhtickets.com - all players will be in attendance.






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