Posh are live on TV on Sunday afternoon as they visit AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League One action.
Peterborough United travel to Kingsmeadow to face AFC Wimbledon on Sunday (2.30pm) in a Sky Bet League One fixture that is being televised live on Sky Sports.
With the Premier League taking a break for the international fixtures, attention turns to League One and League Two and a win for Grant McCann’s men can move them into a strong position in the table with a game in hand.
AFC Wimbledon are strong at home and in striker Lyle Taylor, have a man in form. The game between the two sides last term finished goal-less with the game coming towards the end of the campaign.
Posh are without the services of striker Junior Morias, but the former St. Albans front man is making good progress and is ahead of schedule. Ricky Miller is unavailable, but nobody else has been ruled out by boss McCann, who refused to be drawn on who would be between the sticks. Conor O’Malley has excelled in the last two cup fixtures while Jonathan Bond has been excellent previously.
Lyle Taylor has a chance of recovering from a quad injury in time to keep his place in the AFC Wimbledon attack for Sunday’s game. The 27-year-old scored the winning goal for the Dons as they booked their FA Cup second round place with a 1-0 victory over Lincoln City last weekend. But Taylor was forced off in the first half against the Imps and is a doubt. Former Posh front man Kwesi Appiah may not return from his hamstring injury until the busy Christmas period.
“AFC Wimbledon is always a tricky place to go. They have good players and are a real handful up front, but will be focussing on what we can do. We won our last league game against the previously unbeaten leaders and we had a good performance and a result in mid-week against Cambridge. We know the game is on TV, but we want as many Posh fans as possible there backing us.”
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“They are very free-flowing in their attacking play and have scored a lot of goals. Jack Marriott has had an excellent season and has got 12 goals. They are a real threat going forward with Marcus Maddison and Gwion Edwards. They’ve got good players at the top end of the pitch who can hurt you.
“They’ve added Steven Taylor at the back, which gives you the experience needed. They are going to be in and around the play-offs this season with that squad. Despite being at home we’ve got to make sure we are very, very good without the ball to ensure we then get more of it,” Dons boss Neal Ardley said.
The game is all-ticket for Posh fans with tickets going off sale at 12pm on Saturday. You can buy tickets online at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) or in person at the Box Office which is also open from 10am on Saturday.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Darren Handley.
There will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off with the game falling on Remembrance weekend.