Posh host Queens Park Rangers at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
Peterborough United are back at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) for the visit of in-form Queens Park Rangers in Sky Bet Championship action as Darren Ferguson’s men go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
A 2-1 away win at Hull City moved Posh out of the relegation zone thanks to goals from Jack Taylor and Siriki Dembele on Wednesday evening, while Ilias Chair struck a late winner to send Queens Park Rangers back into the Championship's top six with a narrow victory over Blackburn Rovers.
Posh are reporting no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, but Ferguson confirmed that summer signing Kwame Poku is still struggling with a knee complaint. He is due to return to training on Monday. Joel Randall and Ricky-Jade Jones are both set to return to training in two weeks time as they step up their rehab following injuries.
Jack Marriott (hamstring) is out while fellow front man Jonson Clarke-Harris is serving the final game of a four-match ban. After missing out through suspension against Blackburn in midweek, skipper Stefan Johansen could return for tomorrow’s trip to PE2. Elsewhere, Moses Odubajo and George Thomas could also return this week after sitting out of Tuesday’s clash with Blackburn.
FROM THE GAFFER
“QPR are a good team, they have good attacking players and tremendous options, but I am saying that every week, that is the nature of the Championship, every opposition we play have excellent players and match-winners. Our home performances have been good, I have been happy with how we have performed and hopefully we can back up the win in mid-week with a strong performance against QPR. We want to see if we can get back to back wins for the first time this season, it will be difficult but we go into the game in confident mood,” Darren Ferguson said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“Now we have another tough game at Peterborough this weekend. They also come into the game following a very good result in midweek, at Hull. That will give them lots of confidence.
“They are tough to beat at home – I watched their recent game against West Brom. They are hard to beat and break in numbers. They have ball players in midfield and defenders who can drive out with the football.
“Injuries have probably hurt them at times this season and there won’t be any lack of respect. We know we’ll have to be at our best to get the points on Saturday. Victory would give us four wins out of five – and that’s the consistency that you want,” QPR boss Mark Warburton said.
The game is all-ticket with tickets on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. QPR have sold just over 3,300 tickets (as at 12pm on Friday) for the game and will occupy the Deskgo Stand as well as the away section of the North Stand.
There will be a minute’s applause ahead of the game in memory of former player Freddie Hill.
THE POSH VENUE
The Posh Venue will be open to supporters ahead of the game and during the half-time interval.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Jarred Gillett.