A look ahead to Saturday’s Sky Bet League One fixture at Bolton Wanderers (3pm).
Peterborough United make the trip to the Toughsheet Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) looking to build on Tuesday night’s 3-0 victory over Cheltenham Town at the Weston Homes Stadium.
The Trotters are one of the favourites for promotion this term after reaching the play-offs last term and have strengthened their squad during the summer months with plenty of attacking options at their disposal.
Posh are without the services of goalkeeper Will Blackmore and midfielder Jeando Fuchs due to injury, but there is better news on David Ajiboye and Ricky-Jade Jones who are both back in the squad after short-term injuries.
Malik Mothersille continues to work on his fitness ahead of an October return to the squad, while Ephron Mason-Clark will wear a protective band across his head to protect a deep gash sustained in the win over the Robins.
Depending on the fitness of striker Dion Charles, who is still rated at 50-50, Wanderers could have fewer than 18 senior players to pick from against Posh, who will be seeking their first-ever win on Bolton soil.
ONE TO WATCH
With Charles rated as doubtful, it could fall to former Burton Albion front man Victor Adeboyejo (pictured) to be the main focal point. He is a powerful centre forward, can hold the ball up, but also has decent pace and is excellent in the air. Adeboyejo has scored against Posh in the past and will be a threat to the back-line.
FROM THE MANAGER
“Bolton is always a tough place to go. I would expect them to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. They, like ourselves, got to the play-offs last season and the have a lot of options, particularly in forward areas. We need to go there and play well to get a positive result. I have said to my players that they need to believe in themselves. We spoke after Tuesday night’s win, there are seven of the squad who were a whisker away of reaching Wembley last season. They shouldn’t forget that,” Ferguson said.
Just under 740 tickets have been sold ahead of the game at the Toughsheet Community Stadium with tickets going off sale at 3pm. The game is all-ticket, so no tickets are available on the day. Bolton are expecting an attendance of over 20,000 for the fixture.
Match passes are available for overseas subscribers priced at £10. Audio passes are available in the UK for £5 with Chris Dowsett, Nilesh Patel and George Boyd on commentary. Monthly passes are available for £6.50.
HEAD TO HEAD
Posh don’t have a great record against Bolton – in fact there have only been four wins for the club in 14 matches between the two sides. Posh lost 5-0 against the Trotters at the Weston Homes Stadium in the last meeting between the two sides.
A FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Bolton skipper Ricardo Santos (pictured below) has established himself as one of the best central defenders in League One while midfielder Kyle Dempsey has become an important part of the Trotters make-up. Among the others to have played for both include;
Mark Beevers, Ben Alnwick, Ben Amos, Ethan Hamilton, Gary Martindale, Tony Philliskirk, Lloyd Isgrove, Zat Knight, David Norris, Erhun Oztumer, Kieran Sadlier, Paul Rachubka, Mark Little, Marcus Maddison and Darren Oliver.
The referee for the game is Ross Joyce.