Jack Baldwin believes this Saturday's meeting with the league leaders is a good test for his squad.

Peterborough United skipper Jack Baldwin believes Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture with league leaders Shrewsbury Town is the perfect opportunity to end a mini-dip in form and believes there are positives to take from the last two away performances.

Posh come up against a Shrewsbury side that are unbeaten in 15 league games, but Baldwin is confident that he and his team-mates can end that run at the ABAX Stadium.

“Of course it's vitally important for everybody to remain as positive as possible; as hard as it may be because of the recent form. But we have to take any criticism on the chin. We are all professionals and we know that performances and results recently have been nowhere near good enough.

“I don't think there is a better time to be facing the league leaders. I think it's the kind of game we need as a group. Despite our recent blip, we still feel that we are capable of challenging at the top of this league and it is a great game for us to test ourselves against a team who have started tremendously well and get our season back up and running.”

Even with a dip in form, a win against the Shrews and success in the game in hand Posh have over a number of divisional rivals, could take them into third position in the table. Baldwin acknowledges their football needs to be done on the pitch. 

“Like I said earlier, we know it has not been good enough and as a group we are desperate to repay the fans and the people throughout the football club for their early faith shown in us, with strong performances and results. We don't go out and put on a bad display on purpose, we just need to find our consistent level and we are working hard day in and day out to achieve this.”

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