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Sunderland v Posh | Match Preview

The preview to Tuesday's clash.

1 October 2018

A look ahead to the trip to Sunderland as Posh look to make it six wins from six on the road.

Peterborough United make the long journey up the A1 to face Sunderland on Tuesday night (7.45pm) as Steve Evans’ men look to make it six Sky Bet League One victories from six, but the Black Cats will provide arguably the toughest opposition to date.

The Wearsiders have acclimatised to life at this level impressively after a summer of change at the Stadium of Light and go into this clash off the back of a 1-1 draw at the Ricoh Arena against Coventry City on Saturday lunch-time.

TEAM NEWS

Posh have no fresh injury worries to contend with as striker Ivan Toney and central defender Ryan Tafazolli have overcome slight knocks. Tyler Denton and George Cooper are expected to miss out. For Sunderland, Lee Cattermole is suspended so Max Power is expected to come into the starting line-up.

Lynden Gooch is unlikely to be fit after picking up an injury at Coventry while Denver Hume underwent a scan on Monday. Jack Baldwin is likely to come up against his former club after slotting into life at Sunderland quickly.

FROM THE GAFFER

“We have a lot of respect for Sunderland, they are an excellent football club and credit to the new owner who has worked really hard behind the scenes, but we are going there to play our football, we have won every game we have played away from home so far and we can take confidence from that going to Sunderland. Our fans will enjoy the stadium, the experience and hopefully we can give them the right result too,” Evans said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed every single game this season, but all for different reasons. We’re not shying away from where we want to be this year and to do that we need to beat teams like Peterborough, so that will be our aim tomorrow evening,” Sunderland boss Jack Ross said.

TICKET INFORMATION

Posh had sold just over 500 tickets at 3pm on Monday with tickets on sale until 12pm on Tuesday at the ABAX Stadium Box Office, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and online at www.theposhtickets.com. The game is not all-ticket and fans can pay at Sunderland.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is David Coote.

KIT COLOURS

Posh will be in blue for the trip to the Stadium of Light.


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