Cheltenham Town v Posh

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League One fixture at the Completely Suzuki Stadium against Cheltenham Town on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).  

Peterborough United make the trip to the Completely Suzuki Stadium to face Cheltenham Town in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday evening (7.45pm) with the home side needing all three points to retain hopes of avoiding the drop to Sky Bet League Two. 

Defeat to Lincoln City on Saturday means the Robins will need to win both their remaining games to secure safety. Posh are guaranteed to finish no longer than fourth, but a win against Cheltenham and three points on the final day against Bolton Wanderers would mean Posh would finish in third place. 


Winger Michael Olakigbe remains sidelined with a foot injury, but he is due back on Thursday after a bit of treatment at his parent club Brentford. Jacob Wakeling is in the first team squad as Darren Ferguson confirmed he will make plenty of changes to the starting line-up. 

Jeando Fuchs is out for the rest of the campaign while Kwame Poku won’t feature in either of the remaining league games, but is expected to be fit for the play-offs. Cheltenham are expected to be without Lewis Freestone, Tom Pett, George Lloyd, Aidan Keena and Rob Street due to injury.

Clarke could be tempted to make a couple of changes, with Jack Shepherd and Joe Nuttall both in contention after coming off the bench to play half-hour against Lincoln. Matty Taylor will be one of Cheltenham's main goal threats, having scored five times in 11 appearances since joining the club in the winter transfer window.


Matty Taylor
An experienced striker in the EFL, Matty became the clubs first Deadline Day signing in January 2024, reuniting with manager Darrell Clarke, who he worked with at Bristol Rovers and Port Vale. The 33-year-old arrived at the club with over 100 EFL goals to his name with the likes of boyhood club Oxford United, Forest Green Rovers and Bristol City. Taylor scored on his debut for the Robins, netting a consolation in a 3-1 home defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

Matty Taylor
Matty Taylor



“I will be making changes, but I won’t be making wholesale changes. All of the players in the XI have started games for us before. Cheltenham need to win so there will be a real intensity to the game and that will be good for the players. We want to win the game, we want to end the season strongly to take us into the play-offs,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are on sale at and via the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office until 12pm on Tuesday. Just under 300 tickets have been sold for the game. Tickets are available on the day with a £2 price increase. Tickets on sale from 6.30pm but it is card only. 


Match passes are available worldwide priced at £10 with audio passes available worldwide priced at £5 with commentary provided by Chris Dowsett and Nilesh Patel.


Posh ran out 3-0 winners over Cheltenham at the Weston Homes Stadium earlier in the season thanks to goals from Harrison Burrows, Jonson Clarke-Harris and Peter Kioso.

Jonson Clarke-Harris celebrates scoring his goal against Cheltenham Town
Jonson Clarke-Harris celebrates scoring his goal against Cheltenham Town



Posh Academy graduate Lewis Freestone is part of the Cheltenham squad, but could miss out due to injury. Among the others to have featured for both clubs include Craig Alcock, James Wesolowski, Richard Forsyth, Grant McCann, Kane Ferdinand, Mo Eisa, Alex Davey, Tom Nichols, Justin Richards, Kyle Vassell, Josh Low, Jason Brissett, Leon Constantine and Ryan Broom.

A young Lewis Freestone in action for Posh
A young Lewis Freestone in action for Posh



Posh will be in their third kit for the game. 


Ben Toner is the match referee.