It is Papa John’s Trophy quarter-final action on Tuesday evening with a trip to Tranmere Rovers (7pm).
Peterborough United make the long journey north to Prenton Park to face Sky Bet League Two side Tranmere Rovers in the quarter-finals of the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening (7pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men just two games away from Wembley Stadium.
Posh go into the clash on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Shrewsbury Town while Keith Hill’s men are in great form, racking up four successive victories in all competitions. They strengthened their squad on transfer deadline day with several new arrivals including former England front man David Nugent.
Posh are without the services of young defender Ronnie Edwards who is expected to be out for up to eight weeks with a thigh problem. Jack Taylor was forced off before the interval at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday and won’t feature, although he should be fit for the weekend clash with Crewe Alexandra.
Ferguson has confirmed he will freshen his side up with several changes expected, Flynn Clarke and Mo Eisa are set to start, while Harrison Burrows, Louis Reed and Ricky-Jade Jones are also pushing for a starting berth.
Tranmere are expected to make a few changes to their starting line-up, but wholesale changes are not on the agenda for a side that are in good form. Former Posh winger Danny Lloyd is set to feature while James Vaughan is in fine form in attack.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Whenever you travel to Tranmere it is going to be a difficult game and they are in good form with four wins from four. They made a good appointment in Keith Hill and when you look at their squad, they have a lot of quality both in attack and experience at the back. They have made some good acquisitions in the window too. I will make changes to the side, but it will still be a strong 18 that is on duty and we will do all we can to get through the tie on what we expect to be a difficult surface,” Darren Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“It is a great challenge for us and the players to represent the Football Club and the fans and get to the semi-final of the Papa John’s Trophy. Peterborough have ambitions to get promoted from League One, they have done it before under Darren Ferguson, and we know that they have a squad that is capable.
“On any given matchday, we have an equal opportunity to be successful, so we are going into this game to try and win, but we know that they are a very good side attacking wise,” Tranmere boss Keith Hill said.
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Posh will be in pink shirts, black shorts and pink socks.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Samuel Barrott.