Posh travel to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday evening (7.45pm).
Peterborough United make the long journey to Highbury to face Fleetwood Town in Sky Bet League One action on Tuesday night (7.45pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men determined to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing defeat to Bolton Wanderers.
Fleetwood go into the game on the back of an impressive 2-1 victory at Charlton Athletic and former Posh front man Jack Marriott is expected to continue leading the line alongside fellow January recruit Jayden Stockley.
Posh have one or two injury niggles to contend with ahead of the fixture, but boss Ferguson is confident none will affect the starting line-up. Midfielder Ollie Norburn is due to play 45 minutes in the under 21s against Sheffield Wednesday at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday afternoon with another 21s fixture at Birmingham next week in the schedule for the former Shrewsbury Town man.
Defender Connor Teale signed a new long-term contract with the Cod Army on Monday morning. Carlos Mendes-Gomes is the Fleetwood top scorer, he netted in the FA Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month. Former Posh left-back Danny Andrew is a major doubt for the game after limping out of the action on 10 minutes at the Valley, but his replacement Shaun Rooney did score an eye-catching goal.
ONE TO WATCH
Jack Marriott (pictured in action for Fleetwood below) made the move from Posh to Fleetwood in the January transfer window and has started both league games for the Cod Army, but is yet to open his account. Posh fans and defenders know his strengths and weaknesses and he will be determined to showcase his talents against his former team-mates. Marriott will play on the shoulder and try and get close to strike partner Jayden Stockley, who arrived from Charlton.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Fleetwood have recruited well during the January transfer window and they have a good young manager who will be wanting to make an impression. They had a good win at Charlton last time out and whenever you go to Highbury, you know it is going to be a tough game and Tuesday will be no different. We need to show a reaction, we need to bounce back from the weekend,” Ferguson said.
Posh have sold just under 200 tickets for the game with tickets on sale until 10am on Tuesday at the Weston Homes Box Office and online at www.theposhtickets.com. The game is not all-ticket.
Match passes are available for overseas and domestic subscribers with match passes priced at £10. Audio passes are also available worldwide priced at £2.50 with commentary via BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Aside from the aforementioned Danny Andrew and Jack Marriott, there is nobody else currently in the squad with any links to Posh following the departure of Callum Morton (pictured below left) to Salford City. Among the players down the years to play for both clubs include;
Paul Coutts, David Ball (pictured below right), Jeff Hughes, Kieran Charnock and Kyle Vassell (pictured below middle) have also played for both clubs in their career.
Jonson Clarke-Harris netted the winner between the two clubs last time out at Highbury in 2021 – a wonderful free-kick late in the contest that proved to be a vital three points for Darren Ferguson’s men as a few games later, promotion was clinched on an unforgettable day against Lincoln City.
Posh will be wearing the blue kit for the fixture.
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- Live match updates on our official Twitter feed @theposh.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Martin Woods.