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MATCH PREVIEW | Posh v Bristol Rovers

A look ahead to Tuesday night’s fixture with Bristol Rovers.

25 January 2021

Posh are back in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday night with Bristol Rovers visiting the Weston Homes Stadium (7pm).

Peterborough United welcome Paul Tisdale’s Bristol Rovers to the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening in Sky Bet League action knowing that a victory over the Pirates could take the club into the automatic promotion places following three wins in seven days.

The latest success came on Saturday at Portman Road against Ipswich Town with an own goal from Mark McGuinness sealing all three points. Meanwhile, Rovers were beaten at Oxford United and arrive on the back of a disappointing run of form, which has seen them fall down the league table.

TEAM NEWS

Posh are without the services of winger Joe Ward due to a muscle injury, but he is scheduled to return on Saturday for the trip to Shrewsbury Town. Ronnie Edwards returned to full training on Monday following over a month of self-isolation but won’t be considered for the clash or the trip to the New Meadow, he is likely to be included in the squad for the Papa John’s Trophy quarter-final at Tranmere Rovers.

Sam Nicholson and former Posh midfield man Erhan Octumer could make their returns from injury after missing the defeat at Oxford United. Oztumer has been struggling with fatigue after a bout of Covid-19. Ed Upson is not expected to be fit. Former Posh centre back Jack Baldwin should start for the Gas.

FROM THE GAFFER

“Paul Tisdale is an experienced manager and very good tactically and they have some good players in their squad. It is all about what we do though. I am sure teams will see our home record and know they are in for a difficult game, but we need to make sure we remain focussed on the job in hand. We had a good week last week, we need to have a good one this week. It is an important game for us,” Darren Ferguson said.

IFOLLOW

We would like to thank all of our supporters who have purchased match passes to support the club safely from home. You can purchase a match pass for the clash with the Pirates for £10. To do so, click the link below:

Peterborough United vs Bristol Rovers on 26 Jan 21 - Match Centre - Peterborough United (theposh.com)

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee for the game is Graham Salisbury.


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