Posh are back in action at the Weston Homes Stadium on Wednesday evening (7.45pm).
Peterborough United welcome Accrington Stanley to the Weston Homes Stadium on Wednesday evening in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm) looking to build on Saturday’s hard fought 2-1 win at Gillingham which consolidated Darren Ferguson’s men in third place in the table.
A win over Stanley could take Posh top if results go their way tonight (Tuesday) and it would mean a fifth successive league victory at home, a sixth in all competitions. Stanley will provide tricky opposition though and go into the game off the back of a 2-0 win over league leaders Ipswich Town on Sunday.
Posh welcome back Marcus Maddison from injury for the clash with John Coleman’s men. Maddison missed the weekend win with bruised ribs. Frankie Kent has recovered from tonsillitis and will also be available for selection while midfielder Louis Reed is back from suspension. Serhat Tasdemir has been added to the squad after he was allowed home at the weekend to see his family following his summer move from AFC Fylde.
Accrington are without the services of defender Ross Sykes who was sent-off in the win over the Tractor Boys due to violent conduct. Colby Bishop, fresh from the double that saw off Ipswich, should lead the line and is in good form following his summer arrival from non-league. Billy Kee continues to be a notable absentee due to personal reasons.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Accrington Stanley are a good side and they will be tricky opposition. They have some good players, particularly in attacking areas and I believe they will come and try and take the game to us. We are in good form at home and we want that to continue. We are looking forward to the game under the lights in front of our own supporters,” Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“Peterborough catch the eye, like Oxford and Ipswich, they play an attacking brand of football and have scored loads of goals. When they get it right they are very good. They have an exceptional striker in Ivan Toney and he is just one of many who will be a handful.
“They will be up for it but we are too, we will go into it confident having beat the league leaders on Sunday. We went there and won last season so we know we can do it. We know in football there is a large element of luck and we had the rub of the green on Sunday. I think we played as well against Rochdale the week before but we lost that game and then I think we got the breaks against Ipswich.
“But we need to go on a run now, we need to get our heads down and pick up the wins which I think our performances have merited,” Stanley boss John Coleman said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com, via the Ticketmaster hotline 0844 847 1934 (Calls cost 7ppm plus your network access fee) and in person at the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Remember, under 12s are admitted for just £1 in any stand at the stadium!
The fan zone will be closed ahead of this match, but the ticket collection point will be open as normal.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Sam Purkiss.