Posh travel to the Mazuma Stadium to face Morecambe in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Peterborough United are back in the North West on Saturday as Darren Ferguson’s takes his side to the Mazuma Stadium to face Morecambe in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) with the Posh boss determined to bounce back from successive defeats against Bolton Wanderers and at Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening.

Those defeats have left Posh nine points behind Barnsley who occupy the final play-off position, but there is still over a third of the season remaining and plenty of points to play for. Morecambe were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday last time out with Barry Bannan opening the scoring inside the opening two minutes, however their home record is pretty decent and they have had some big wins in recent weeks.


Posh striker Ricky-Jade Jones is a doubt for the game against the Shrimps with an ankle injury sustained in the under 21s 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday at the Weston Homes Stadium. Jones scored a fine goal in the fixture and was due to play 90 minutes, but sustained the injury in the first 45 minutes.

Oliver Norburn will travel with the squad after featuring for 45 minutes in that fixture, but he is unlikely to be in the 18 with an hour pencilled in for Monday night’s 21s clash against Birmingham City on his agenda.

Morecambe’s on-loan front man Michael Mellon, who is at the club from Championship side Burnley, was withdrawn after 45 minutes at Hillsborough with Adam Mayor his replacement and the substitute could join Cole Stockton in attack for Derek Adams’ men.


Cole Stockton (pictured below) had a wonderful campaign last term, scoring 26 goals and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Season. He scored some eye-catching goals too, including one from the halfway line in a late win over AFC Wimbledon, a strike that earned him a second successive Goal of the Month award. This term has been less prolific for the 28-year-old, but he is still a major threat both in and out of the penalty box.

Cole Stockton


“Morecambe’s home form has been very good this season and they have had three or four away games against some of the top sides in this division in recent weeks. We know it will be tough. For us, we were really good on Tuesday night up until the final third. It is about being ruthless in both boxes. We have been working a lot on that this week,” Ferguson said.


Posh have sold 415 tickets for the game with the Shrimps and tickets will remain on sale until 2pm on Friday. The game is ALL-TICKET and no tickets will be available on the day. Morecambe have also informed the club that they are shutting the terrace and all tickets purchased for that area will be moved to the seated stand with no extra cost. Tickets are on sale at and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office.


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Former Posh striker Jonathan Obika is still a Morecambe player, but is currently enjoying a loan spell in Scotland with Motherwell. There have been a few players down the years that have played for both clubs including promotion-winning goalkeeper Joe Lewis (pictured below right), who excelled between the sticks for the Shrimps on-loan from Norwich City and ultimately won a move to the Weston Homes Stadium.

Toumani Diagouraga (pictured below left), Rene Howe, Shwan Jalal, Rhys Bennett (pictured below centre), Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Scott Wootton have also played in the colours of both.

Morecambe v Posh


Earlier this season, Posh ran out 3-0 winners over Morecambe thanks to goals from Joe Ward, Ben Thompson (pictured below) and Hector Kyprianou.

Ben Thompson


Posh will be wearing the blue kit for the fixture.


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The match referee is Darren Handley.