Posh host in-form Fulham at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
Peterborough United welcome free-scoring Fulham to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet Championship action (3pm) and the Cottagers will arrive in PE2 full of confidence after a thumping 7-0 away win at 10-man Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday evening.
Marco Silva’s men are the leading goal-scorers in the country and in Aleksandar Mitrovic, they have a front man who has netted 19 goals already this term. Harry Wilson scored twice in the big win at Ewood Park and the £15m man is expected to continue in the attacking role that he has flourished in of late.
Posh go into the game on the back of a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Huddersfield Town at the Weston Homes Stadium with substitute Jonson Clarke-Harris levelling the scores after coming off the bench to excellent effect.
Posh are without the services of experienced defender Nathan Thompson, who collected his fifth booking of the campaign in midweek and will serve a one-match ban. Jack Marriott, Joel Randall and Ricky-Jade Jones are still side-lined although Randall and Jones are set to return to training next week and could be involved in the next league fixture at Stoke City.
Muniz Carvalho came off the bench and scored twice at Blackburn, but is unlikely to displace any of the attacking players that started the game while midfielder Tom Cairney is another that may find himself among the substitutes too.
FROM THE GAFFER
“When you are watching Fulham last night (Wednesday) and it gets to five, six and seven, you think ‘they won’t be short of confidence’, they are a good team, regardless of their result against Blackburn, I would be saying the same things, they have a clear identity in how they play and they have good attacking players, my job is to get the players to stop them and try and win the game, we are at home, we have been good at home, we will try and get the three points,” Darren Ferguson said.
The game is ALL-TICKET for Posh supporters. Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Box Office at the Weston Homes Stadium. Fulham have sold just over 2,500 tickets and will occupy the Deskgo Stand.
There will be a minute’s silence ahead of kick-off in memory of all those that have lost their lives fighting for their country. Remembrance Sunday falls during the international break, so this is the closest fixture that Posh could hold the tribute at.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Dean Whitestone.