Posh make the trip to Sixfields to face local rivals Northampton Town on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
Peterborough United travel to Sixfields to face local rivals Northampton Town in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) on Saturday afternoon with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to make it four wins out of four following victories over Reading, Charlton Athletic and Barnsley in the opening few weeks of the campaign.
The Cobblers scored a last minute equaliser to earn a 2-2 draw with Lincoln City on Tuesday night thanks to Sam Hoskins wonderful effort and they also performed well in their recent clash with Wigan Athletic despite going down to a late winner.
Midfielder Jeando Fuchs is definitely unavailable for selection due to a thigh injury with Posh boss Darren Ferguson confirming the club will find out of he needs an operation at the start of next week. Goalkeeper Will Blackmore has a hip injury so Fynn Talley will continue to deputise for Nicholas Bilokapic.
There were no other injuries picked up in the win at Barnsley with skipper Ephron Mason-Clark coming through 80 minutes without any adverse reaction to a recent spell on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.
Louis Appere is pushing for a start for Town after coming off the bench to find the back of the net in the 2-2 draw with the Imps. Tyreece Simpson, who is on-loan at the club from Huddersfield Town, could be the man to make way.
ONE TO WATCH
Sam Hoskins (pictured below) was the club’s top scorer last season as Town clinched promotion last term with the attacking midfielder bagging 22 goals for the Cobblers. Hoskins started his career with Southampton and lists Preston North End and Yeovil Town as his previous clubs in loan spells. Diminutive in stature, Hoskins has good pace, excellent ability to beat a man and has good crossing skills.
FROM THE MANAGER
“We have had a tough start to the season, we knew it was going to be and it won’t get any less tough on Saturday when we travel to our local rivals Northampton Town. I watched their defeat to Wigan and have seen their draw with Lincoln and they played well across those games. They play some decent football, have real threats and we know that we can’t drop our standards or our performance level,” Darren Ferguson said.
The game is a sell-out for home and away supporters. Posh will be backed by around 1,500 supporters at Sixfields.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Posh defender Peter Kioso spent a loan spell at Sixfields working under current boss Jon Brady and there have been others down the years who have represented both clubs including Callum Morton, Gabriel Zakuani and Ivan Toney (pictured below).
There are a few others too, including; Josh Low, Lewin Nyatanga, James Quinn, Seth-Ofori Twumasi, David Rennie, Junior Morias, Izale McLeod, Leon McKenzie, Emile Sinclair, Alan Sheehan, Ben Sedgemore and the legend Tommy Robson.
HEAD TO HEAD
Posh were 2-0 winners at Sixfield during the Covid season in League One with Reece Brown and Nathan Thompson on target.
Overseas subscribers to Posh+ can watch the action as part of their package, but domestically, only audio passes are available. Individual audio passes are priced at £5 per match, but it makes sense to purchase a monthly pass for £6.50 as you will get commentary for all the games during that particular month as well as the behind the scenes content, match highlights and interviews.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Martin Woods.