Blackpool v Posh

A look ahead to the Bristol Street Motors Trophy semi-final at Bloomfield Road against Blackpool (8pm). 

Peterborough United travel to Bloomfield Road on Tuesday evening (8pm) to face Blackpool for the second time in a week, this time it is the Bristol Street Motors Trophy semi-final with a trip to Wembley at stake for the winners. 

Darren Ferguson’s men reached this stage of the competition after a battling victory over AFC Wimbledon, while the Seasiders overcame Bolton Wanderers on penalty kicks. It will the third time the teams have met this season with Posh running out 4-2 winners at Bloomfield Road and Blackpool securing the three points with a last-gasp winner on Saturday. 

Manager Darren Ferguson has confirmed that he will assess his squad on Tuesday ahead of selecting his starting line-up with several players showing signs of fatigue. Jacob Wakeling (ankle) and Will Blackmore (hip) are unavailable for selection. 

There is under 21 fixture taking place at AFC Rushden and Diamonds on Tuesday night, so those not travelling to Blackpool will get minutes under their belt. Blackpool attacker Karamoko Dembele is expected to come into the line-up after scoring the winner on Saturday, while experienced front man Jordan Rhodes is also set to return.


Kyle Joseph signed for the Seasiders during the 2023 summer transfer window from Swansea City for an undisclosed fee. The 21-year-old forward has already made close to 100 EFL appearances with successful loan spells at Oxford United and Cheltenham Town. Signed for the Swans from Wigan Athletic in 2021, Joseph also has international experience with the Scotland youth ranks.

Blackpool's Kyle Joseph
Blackpool's Kyle Joseph

“Blackpool are stronger at home than they are away, so we know that they are a side that can prove dangerous as they demonstrated at times on Saturday. We travelled up on Monday, we will spend a little bit of time together and I will assess the squad in terms of fitness and fatigue on Tuesday morning. We need to make sure that we don’t pick up muscle injuries,” Darren Ferguson said.

Tickets are on sale at and via the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office until 9am on Tuesday. Just under 500 tickets have been sold. Supporters can pay on the night, via cash or card, from the white booth next to the away turnstiles from 6.30pm.

Because the game is live on Sky Sports, £10 match passes are not available in the UK and only available overseas in selected areas.  Audio passes are available for £5. Commentary will be provided by Chris Dowsett, Nilesh Patel and George Boyd.

It was an eventful game at Bloomfield Road earlier this season as Posh ran out 4-2 winners thanks to goals from Ricky-Jade Jones, Kwame Poku, Ephron-Mason Clark and Harrison Burrows. Posh had raced into a 3-0 lead, but the hosts got it back to 3-2 before a late Mason-Clark effort secured all three points. 

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Harrison Burrows celebrates scoring his goal at Blackpool
Harrison Burrows celebrates scoring his goal at Blackpool

Oliver Norburn and Hayden Coulson are both on the books at Bloomfield Road and could feature against their former sides. Among the other players to have played for both include; Miles Addison, Kyle Vassell, Jack Payne, David Norris, James Quinn, Neil Wood, James Pullen, Tom Kennedy, Liam Dickinson, Richard Forsyth, Simon Gillet, Colin Daniel, Callum Cooke, Fred Barber, Craig Allardyce, Paul Carden and Darren Bradshaw. 

Posh will be in their home kit for the game. 

If the tie is level after 90 minutes, the tie will go straight to penalties. 

Lewis Smith is the match referee.