Posh welcome Plymouth Argyle to the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening.
Peterborough United entertain Sky Bet League One side Plymouth Argyle at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday night in the first round of the Carabao Cup (7.45pm).
Manager Darren Ferguson hinted in his pre-match press conference that he would freshen up the starting line-up for the meeting with the Pilgrims, who, like Posh, were beaten on the opening day with Rotherham United victorious at the New York Stadium.
Posh will be without the services of midfielder Jack Taylor and attacking players Siriki Dembele and Jack Marriott, but both are expected to return for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Derby County, which is live on Sky Sports (12.30pm).
Ronnie Edwards, who came on as a second half substitute, could feature, while Jonson Clarke-Harris completed 90 minutes at Kenilworth Road and is unlikely to be involved as he continues his comeback from a calf injury.
Plymouth recruited Posh winger Ryan Broom on-loan during the summer but he is unable to feature against his parent club. Plymouth could also make changes to their starting line-up at the busy start of the campaign with Niall Ennis expected to start.
FROM THE GAFFER
“There will definitely be a freshness to the starting line-up and not just because some players need minutes but also I want to see a change in levels from the weekend. We have a few players unavailable due to injury, but there are opportunities for others. We want to win the game, our approach doesn’t change dependant on the competition, it is our first game back in front of our own supporters and it is a big week with three home games, our home record has been good and we want that to continue,” Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
We are definitely looking for a striker, and looking for one that might give us something a little bit different as well, whether that's pace down the left, pace down the right. Someone with a little bit of dynamism in them - out your feet, touch it, cross it - but I think everyone is looking for the same thing. We will just keep plugging away. We are looking at whether our targets played on Saturday, whether they were out the squad or in the squad, and that gives you an indication,” Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe said on recruitment.
The Deskgo Stand will be closed for this fixture. Season ticket holders' seats are reserved until 5pm on Monday 9th August. The Ticket prices are as follows;
Seniors 65+: £7
Match Day (from 3pm)
Seniors 65+: £10
Caroline Hand Executive Suite*
Seniors 65+: £15
* Padding seating, bar facility and programme included.
There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off in memory of Roy Gilmore, the club’s Tunnel Supervisor, who sadly passed away last week.
If the tie is level after 90 minutes, the game will go straight to penalties.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Ben Toner