Posh welcome West Bromwich Albion to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday night (8pm).
Peterborough United entertain West Bromwich Albion at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday evening (8pm) in Sky Bet Championship action with the game televised live by Sky Sports, the second home fixture to attract the cameras.
The Baggies changed their entire XI for their midweek defeat to Arsenal in the second round of the Carabao Cup and were heavily beaten at the Hawthorns, but they have been excellent in the league so far as they try and ensure it is a short stay in the Championship.
Posh are without the services of skipper Mark Beevers (hamstring) and striker Ricky-Jade Jones (knee) while midfielder Jack Taylor is unlikely to feature with Darren Ferguson expected to have him available for selection following the international break as he battles back to full fitness after a hamstring injury.
West Brom are expected to be without striker Callum Robinson and goalkeeper David Button who are both isolating through Covid-19. Defender Matt Clarke is injured due to a hamstring problem, but the Baggies have strengthened this week with the arrival of Jordan Hugill on a loan deal from Norwich City.
FROM THE MANAGER
“We worked so hard to get promoted to the Championship and games like Saturday evening are the reason why. No disrespect, but we don’t want to play in front of 2,000 fans, we want big crowds, big atmospheres and it will be just that on Saturday. West Brom are a powerful team, we will have to match that, but we need to impose our game onto them, we need to play with belief, our home record is good, we want that to continue,” Darren Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“They (the fans) understood our priority this season is clearly the Championship,” West Brom manager Valerien Ismael said after the 6-0 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday evening. “At the end they applauded the young lads for their performance. The guys tried to give everything. Now we move on and the focus is on Saturday and Peterborough.”
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Box Office. West Brom fans will occupy the Deskgo Stand and had sold just under 2,000 tickets at 9am on Thursday.
There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off as we remember former player Robbie Cooke and those Posh fans that have lost their lives during the pandemic. That will also appear on the big screen with a number of those supporters remembered 10 minutes ahead of kick-off and some during the applause.
The match referee is James Linington