A look ahead to the Good Friday meeting with Blackburn Rovers at the Weston Homes Stadium.
Peterborough United welcome Blackburn Rovers to the Weston Homes Stadium on Good Friday in Sky Bet Championship action (3pm) with Grant McCann’s men looking to build on the 1-1 draw with Bristol City last time out at Ashton Gate.
Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn side are still very much in the play-off picture despite a challenging run of form, which coincided with a glut of injuries, including to Chile striker Ben Brereton-Diaz, who has reached the 20 goal mark this season.
Posh are without the services of defenders Dan Butler and Nathan Thompson, who are both out for the rest of the campaign with ankle and shoulder injuries respectively. Steven Benda (finger) and Callum Morton (shoulder) are both out, while young centre back Emmanuel Fernandez has been added to the injury list with a knee problem.
Blackburn are without the services of on-loan star Redi Khadra who is not expected to return to first team training until Monday after a spell on the side-lines. Bradley Dack is pushing for a starting berth after impressing from the bench in recent weeks.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Blackburn are a well-organised, well drilled outfit and the form of the two clubs has been pretty similar over the last seven or eight games. Tony Mowbray has done a good job with the club, they are now in a position where they are challenging for promotion. They have some good players at this level and it will be a tough game, but they all are at this level. The games between my previous club Hull are irrelevant, but I think we saw the threats that Blackburn can cause in those games,” Grant McCann said.
FROM THE OPPOSITION
“I don’t think we need a lift, we understand what we have to do. We have to win football matches, which we’ve found pretty difficult over the last couple of months. It’s not through the lack of trying. We’ve seen some opportunities not go our way, a couple of missed penalties and some poor decisions from officials.
“We know we didn’t hit the levels against Blackpool and we were all disappointed with our performance. So we have to try and put that right at Peterborough, get the points and then look to find another performance for the home game against Stoke on Monday,” Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office. Blackburn have sold just under 1,400 tickets for the game and they will occupy the Deskgo Stand.
Friday’s game is the club’s selected HerGameToo fixture with the players wearing the t-shirts in the warm-up. There is also a piece in the match day programme about the aims and objectives of the campaign.
Overseas subscribers can watch the game as per usual, but domestic subscribers can also watch the action with match passes available for £10.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Chris Kavanagh.