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Bristol Rovers v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s trip to Bristol Rovers.

2 November 2020

Posh travel to the Memorial Stadium to face Bristol Rovers on Tuesday evening.

Peterborough United are back in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday evening as Darren Ferguson takes his side to the Memorial Stadium to face Bristol Rovers (7pm), who currently sit in 13th place in the league table.

Posh go into the game on the back of an excellent October, which saw the club move to the summit of the league table. A 5-1 win over Shrewsbury Town at the Weston Homes Stadium, which featured a hat-trick from Siriki Dembele, will mean confidence is sky high ahead of the clash with the Pirates.

TEAM NEWS

Posh welcome back Nathan Thompson to the squad after he was rested for Saturday’s victory. Niall Mason deputised and could keep his place in the starting line-up. Ricky-Jade Jones remains side-lined due to a leg injury.

Bristol Rovers will hand a fitness test to David Tutonda after he went off at the weekend with injury in the second half. The management are ‘hopeful’ that he will be declared fit and available for selection after ‘muscle tightness’.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Bristol Rovers is always a very tricky place to go and Tuesday night will be no different. We will prepare in the right way and look to build on a positive October as we move into November. This is the final game in the block that we looked at before we move into the FA Cup at the weekend and then the Papa Johns’s Trophy next Tuesday. We had a meeting on Monday morning where we went through the positives from the display against Shrewsbury. The players have been fantastic and hopefully we can carry that form on,” Darren Ferguson said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

Obviously they’re winning games. They’ve had a really good run and they’ve done well, especially in recent weeks. It shows what an open league it is at the moment. If you can get on a good run of games and get consecutive wins, there is the opportunity to move up the league table and get into those top areas. We played Lincoln when they were top and won, and hopefully we can do the same tomorrow against Peterborough,” Bristol Rovers boss Ben Garner said.

A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS

There are a number of former Posh players within the Gas squad including central defender Jack Baldwin, who arrived during the summer. The accomplished centre back has settled into life well at the club and will be part of an expected three-man defence. Mark Little is currently injured, while Erhan Oztumer was another arrival ahead of the transfer deadline.

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KIT COLOURS

Posh will be wearing the pink away kit.

MATCH OFFICIAL

The referee for the game will by Lee Swabey.


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