A look ahead to the final Sky Bet Championship fixture of the season against Blackpool on Saturday (12.30pm).
Peterborough United welcome Blackpool to the Weston Homes Stadium in the final Sky Bet Championship fixture of the campaign on Saturday lunchtime (12.30pm) with Grant McCann’s men looking to end a difficult season on a high.
The Seasiders have enjoyed an excellent first season in the division following promotion with Posh last term and will be looking to bounce back from their last league fixture, which ended in a 2-0 defeat to Derby County at Bloomfield Road.
Posh are set to be without midfielder Jorge Grant, who is currently struggling with illness, while Reece Brown has returned to Huddersfield Town. Dan Butler and Nathan Thompson are both side-lined but are expected to be fit for the start of pre-season. Ryan Broom is back in the building following the conclusion of the Sky Bet League One campaign, while Joe Tomlinson is also in PE2 nursing a knee injury.
The Seasiders are hopeful of extending the contract of experienced defender Richard Keogh with the former Derby County man currently in discussions. He made an impressive return to the starting line-up in that fixture against the Rams.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Blackpool are a hugely competitive side and you really have to perform well to get the result that you want, but we want to end the season on a high if we can in front of our own supporters. The home form throughout the season hasn’t been good enough and we know that needs to improve moving forward. There may be a few younger players involved, certainly from the bench on Saturday, but they deserve their opportunity,” Grant McCann said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Blackpool have sold just over 1,000 tickets and will occupy part of the Deskgo Stand. Blocks A and B are closed for the fixture.
Match passes are only available for overseas subscribers on Saturday. Passes are priced at £10.
Ahead of kick-off, the Player of the Year, Away Travel Player of the Year, Goal of the Season, Young Player of the Year and PISA Player and Young Player of the Year will be presented pitch-side.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Andy Woolmer
Supporters are reminded that it is a criminal offence to enter the playing surface. The players want to express their appreciation for the fans’ support at the final whistle.