Peterborough United welcome Burton Albion to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action, looking to make it four wins from four in all competitions and a third successive victory in the league following successes against Port Vale and Milton Keynes Dons.
Posh sit in seventh place in the table, while Albion, who recently appointed Dino Maamria as their manager following the departure of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, occupy 23rd spot in the League One table, but they have won two of their last four fixtures.
In recent seasons, Burton have become a favoured opponent for Joe Ward, who has scored four of his 18 goals for the club against the Brewers.
Posh have been boosted by the return to full training of Kell Watts, who joined in with his team-mates on Monday after completing his rehabilitation with parent club Newcastle United. Watts had a knee injury, but is available for selection, although boss Grant McCann insisted in his pre-match press conference he won’t be rushed back into competitive action.
Emmanuel Fernandez and Oliver Norburn continue to work on their rehab following long-term injuries, while goalkeeper Harvey Cartwright is making good progress from his injury. Dan Butler was excellent in the 3-2 win at MK Dons and continues to be available for selection following a long lay-off.
Davis Keillor-Dunn was substituted five minutes before half-time during Burton’s 1-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening and is unexpected to be fit for the game with Sam Winnall pushing for a start in attack.
ONE TO WATCH
Striker Victor Adeboyejo (pictured below) has certainly been catching the eye for the Brewers in attack, bagging a hat-trick in a come-from-behind win over Forest Green Rovers at the Pirelli Stadium. A big, powerful front man, he is similar in attributes to Luton Town front man Elijah Adebayo, who leaped into the Championship following a successful stint with Walsall.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Burton have recently had a change of manager and they have been very competitive in all of the games that they have played. They have picked up a couple of victories and I know that they lost in their last fixture against Fleetwood, but they were well in that game. They have a lot of experienced players in their squad and they have some good attacking players including Jonny Smith, who I have always liked as a player,” McCann said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. The Deskgo Stand is available for Posh supporters with a number of school tickets distributed. Burton Albion fans will be accommodated in the North Stand.
Match passes are only available for supporters based overseas with match passes available for £10. Audio passes are available for UK based supporters priced at £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
There have been a number of players who have played for both clubs including Michael Bostwick (pictured left), Colin Daniel and Frazer Blake-Tracy (pictured right), although there are no members of the current squads with a foot in both camps.
Among the other players to have played for both include Florent Cuvelier, Jerome Binnom-Williams, Danny Blanchett, Guy Branston (pictured centre) and Ryan Broom.
The two sides have met quite regularly in recent seasons, but one of the biggest wins for Posh came in an FA Cup tie back in 2015 with two goals from Conor Washington (pictured below) and a strike from Academy graduate Jermaine Anderson securing progress in the competition.
Posh will be wearing the home kit for the fixture.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Sebastien Stockbridge.