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Hull City v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to Saturday’s trip to the KCOM Stadium.

23 October 2020

Posh travel to Hull City in League One on Saturday.

Peterborough United make another trip north this weekend as Darren Ferguson takes his in-form side to the KCOM Stadium to face league leaders Hull City, who go into the game on the back of a narrow 1-0 success over AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday evening.

The Tigers have made an excellent start to the campaign with their only defeat coming at Fleetwood Town in a televised clash that ended in a 4-1 loss. Hull have already kept six clean sheets this season and are among the favourites for an immediate return to the Championship.

Posh have kept three clean sheets in a row themselves, with four successive league victories (Northampton, Swindon, Oxford and Wigan) lifting the club into the play-off places in League One.

TEAM NEWS

Posh will be without teenage front man Ricky-Jade Jones who is side-lined until at least Christmas with a leg injury. Joe Ward received treatment following a hefty challenge at the DW Stadium on Tuesday night but is expected to be fit.

Lewie Coyle has been ruled out for four to six weeks after tearing ligaments in his right shoulder, Hull City boss Grant McCann has confirmed. The 25-year-old was withdrawn in the first half of the Tigers’ 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon following a heavy collision with Steve Seddon.

McCann says the injury is not as bad as first feared and the right-back will not require an operation. McCann also confirmed that Jordy de Wijs is back available after a bout of illness and James Scott has now returned to training. Mallik Wilks, who was only fit to start on the bench against the Dons, has now fully recovered from illness.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Like Tuesday, it is a big pitch at Hull, and I have no doubt that it will be an entertaining game because both sides like to play football. Hull have made a good start to the season. It can be difficult to make a positive start after a relegation, but they have strung together a lot of clean sheets and are very difficult to break down. Our squad are in a good place at the minute and we are looking forward to the game,” Darren Ferguson said.

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“We want to continue to build on that and we’re going to have a very tough game here at the weekend against one of the teams that I’d imagine will be up and around the automatic promotion places. We have made a decent start to the season. We will go into the game in a good mood, we have reacted well to the defeat at Fleetwood,” Grant McCann said.

IFOLLOW

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https://www.theposh.com/matches/fixtures/first-team/202021/october/hull-city-vs-peterborough-united-on-24-oct-20/

KIT COLOURS

Posh will be in blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Tom Nield.


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