A look ahead to Saturday’s fixture at the LNER Stadium against Lincoln City (1pm).
Peterborough United travel to the LNER Stadium in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (1pm) looking to build on the 5-2 victory at the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday night against Burton Albion.
The Imps are actually unbeaten in front of their own supporters this season, but they are the draw experts in the division. Lincoln were beaten 2-1 against Exeter City in Devon last time out despite taking the lead through a Paudie O’Connor inside the opening 20 minutes.
Posh midfielder Hector Kyprianou could return to the squad after a foot injury, which saw him miss the win at Burton. The former Leyton Orient player is rated as 50-50 by manager Darren Ferguson. Kell Watts is also back at Posh after receiving treatment for a hamstring injury at his parent club Newcastle United. He has trained this week, but will push for a place back in the squad at the beginning of next week.
Olamide Shodipo is pushing for a start with the Queens Park Rangers loanee providing plenty of trickery from wide areas, while striker Luke Plange is another hoping for an opportunity down the middle.
ONE TO WATCH
Ben House (pictured below) joined the Imps in January 2022 from National League side Eastleigh on a permanent basis. After coming through the academy at Reading, the 23-year-old attacker has been capped by Scotland at under-21 level. He has been a regular for the Imps since making that move and is a threat both in and out of the box.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Lincoln have not lost at home all season and that is no fluke at this stage of the season. They have drawn probably more games than they would have liked too, but they have a lot of talented players. When you go to Lincoln’s ground, you know it is going to be a good atmosphere, it is a local game so there is plenty of interest. We have to play our game, our focus is on building on the win at Burton Albion,” Darren Ferguson said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office until 3pm on Friday. The game is currently all-ticket and around 1,500 have been sold.
Match passes are available to purchase for £10 for overseas subscribers with audio passes available worldwide for £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
There have been a host of players that have played for both Lincoln City and Posh including the following;
Simon Yeo, Alex Woodyard, Steve Welsh, Sergio Torres, Ciaran Toner, Harry Toffolo (pictured below right), Lee Thorpe, Jude Stirling, Alan Sheehan, Ryan Semple, Ben Sedgemore, Dave Regis, Lee Philpott, Harry Anderson, Lee Angol, Michael Bostwick, Guy Branston, Drewe Broughton, Joe Bursik, Richard Butcher, Martin Carruthers, John Cornforth, Peter Costello, Conor Coventry, Neale Fenn, Lee Frecklington (pictured below centre), Ben Futcher, Peter Gain (pictured below left), Jackie Gallagher, Jorge Grant, Francis Green, Jamie Hand, Ritchie Hanlon, Jeff Hughes, Rene Howe, Dean Keates, Richard Logan, Tony Lormer, Ernie Moss, Callum Morton and Jason Lee.
There have been many classic games between the two, including of course the promotion-winning game that nobody will ever forget at the Weston Homes Stadium. However, as this fixture is at the LNER Stadium, we are taking you back to 1999 when Howard Forinton scored twice in a 2-1 victory.
Posh will be wearing the mint green away kit for the fixture.
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- Live match updates on our official Twitter feed @theposh.
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- Keep up to date with minute-by-minute updates on our Live Match Centre here.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Leigh Doughty.