Posh v Carlisle United

A look ahead to the Sky Bet League One clash between Posh and Carlisle United at the Weston Homes Stadium on Good Friday (3pm). 

Peterborough United welcome Carlisle United to the Weston Homes Stadium on Good Friday (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to bounce back from the narrow 1-0 defeat to league leaders Portsmouth last time out. 

Posh were without a fixture last weekend due to the international fixtures, but the Cumbrians were in action, drawing 2-2 with play-off chasing Stevenage at Brunton Park, with the visitors scoring twice in the last 10 minutes to secure a point. 


Midfielder Hector Kyprianou is serving the second of his two-match ban, issued after the Cyprus international picked up his 10th booking of the campaign against Stevenage. Ryan De Havilland is expected to deputise after an excellent display against the league leaders. 

Jeando Fuchs, Will Blackmore, James Dornelly and Jacob Wakeling are all unavailable due to injury, but the latter made their comebacks in the Under 21 victory over Ipswich Town earlier this week. As for the visitors, they are likely to line up with the same side that earned their first point in nearly a month in their previous outing against Stevenage.

Josh Vela is expected to miss the remainder of the 2023-24 season after sustaining a knee injury against Reading. Carlisle will be boosted with the return of one player though, as Sean Grehan will provide another defensive option following his return from international duty.


Luke Armstrong

Armstrong came through the ranks at Middlesbrough and Birmingham City. After a short spell in Scotland with Cowdenbeath, he joined Blyth Spartans who were then managed by his father Alun Armstrong. At Blyth, Armstrong would win the Northern Premier League, attracting the interest of former side Middlesbrough. He had a successful loan spell at Gateshead from Middlesbrough before briefly joining Accrington Stanley on loan. 

In 2019, he signed for newly promoted League Two side Salford City before joining National League team Hartlepool United on loan. Armstrong was a member of Hartlepool's promotion winning team, scoring in the side's play-off final win in 2021. He subsequently signed for League Two side Harrogate Town for an undisclosed fee. After a successful spell with Harrogate, he made the move to Carlisle United earlier in the season.

Carlisle United's Luke Armstrong
Carlisle United's Luke Armstrong



“I watched the Carlisle fixture against Stevenage and they were unfortunate not to win that game. They are fighting for their lives. There will be some strange results at this stage of the season. We have to make sure that we get through the game and come away with the three points. The lads have had a good break, both mentally and physically, but they have come back in good shape and raring to go,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are on sale at the Weston Homes Stadium Ticket Office and online at www.theposhtickets.com. The GH Display Stand is open for Posh fans with just over 400 Carlisle fans set to be accommodated in the away section of the North Stand.  


Because the game is not on a Saturday afternoon, fans worldwide can watch the game with match passes available for £10. Audio passes are also available for £5 with commentary from Chris Dowsett and Nilesh Patel. 


Posh drew 1-1 with Carlisle United at Brunton Park with Ronnie Edwards’ first goal of the club cancelled out late on. 

Ronnie Edwards celebrates scoring his goal at Carlisle United
Ronnie Edwards celebrates scoring his goal at Carlisle United



There have been a number of players that have featured for both clubs down the years including goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, defender Shaun Brisley, midfielder Daniel Kearns and striker Jack Marriott. Among the others include; Ben Amos, Kelvin Langmead, Mick Halsall, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Hayden White, Garry Worrall, Mark Prudhoe, Jon Cullen and Craig Goldsmith.


Posh will be in their home kit for the game. 


Will Finnie is the match referee.