Peterborough United entertain Coventry City in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday (3pm).
Peterborough United face Coventry City at the ABAX Stadium on Saturday in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon looking to bounce back from successive defeats on the road to Bradford City and AFC Wimbledon this week.
Darren Ferguson’s men have three successive home games at the ABAX Stadium due to the postponement of the forthcoming Portsmouth trip. Coventry have played themselves into play-off contention following the midweek victory over Fleetwood Town and will be backed by over 1,700 supporters.
Posh have appealed the red card issued to defender Rhys Bennett at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Tuesday night and are expected to know the outcome of that appeal by 5pm on Thursday. If it fails, he will be suspended for the clash with the Sky Blues.
Lee Tomlin missed training on Thursday due to illness, while Siriki Dembele and Josh Knight are both still out although both are making good progress from knee and ankle injuries respectively.
Coventry are unlikely to make wholesale changes to their line-up following that come from behind win in midweek. They have spent most of the week dealing with ground issues following a statement from their owners SISU.
FROM THE GAFFER
“I watched Coventry play Burton Albion fairly recently myself and although they lost that game, they have had some really good results of late. They are a fairly young side and are fluid with their formation. They are in the play-off picture just like a number of other sides, but we have to try and take care of ourselves. We need to be brave on Saturday, we need to be on the front foot and get the fans off their seats,” Darren Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“Results went for us on Saturday and then we managed to get three points tonight and that has clawed us back a little bit closer and it’s exciting. It’s exciting because we go to Peterborough on Saturday with a big, big following and hopefully we can close the gap even further on them and Doncaster,” Mark Robins said.
Tickets are available at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and in person at the ABAX Stadium Box Office. Coventry have sold over 1,700 tickets or the game.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Michael Salisbury.