Weston Homes Stadium

Posh host Charlton Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Peterborough United host Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm) looking to build on a 2-0 victory over Port Vale in front of the live TV cameras on Monday night as a double from Ephron Mason-Clark started Darren Ferguson’s fourth spell in charge with three points.

Posh go into the game with the Addicks sitting in seventh place in the table, level on points with Wycombe Wanderers, but with a better goal difference. Charlton and Posh faced each other fairly recently with the game ending in a 1-1 draw thanks to a Jonson Clarke-Harris header. That was Dean Holden’s first game in charge of the Reds and he has enjoyed a fine start to life at the Valley.  


Posh reported no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, so in terms of those unavailable, the list just includes Kell Watts, who could be out for the season with a hamstring injury, Joe Tomlinson, who has a similar issue but not a serious one, and midfielder Oliver Norburn who continues to make good progress in his rehabilitation from a long-term knee injury.

Charlton midfielder Scott Fraser is in excellent form and the former MK Dons man has been attracting the attention of clubs higher up the league pyramid during the January transfer window. Todd Kane was substituted at half-time in their last game with Barnsley and might not feature, while fellow signing Macauley Bonne came off the substitutes bench and is putting pressure on others in front of him.


Miles Leaburn (pictured below) joined Charlton's academy at U16 level, following a spell at Chelsea. The forward signed his maiden professional contract with the club in July 2022 after starring for the Addicks' title-winning U18 side across the 2021/22 Professional Development League 2 - South campaign.

Leaburn bagged his first senior goals during Charlton's 6-1 victory at Dartford in pre-season before scoring at Colchester United in another pre-season friendly just three days later.

The academy graduate made his professional debut in the Addicks’ opening fixture of the 2022/23 campaign at Accrington Stanley, scoring just 23 minutes after his introduction. In doing so, the youngster became the third second-generation Addick to represent Charlton’s first team, following in the footsteps of his father Carl who made 344 appearances for the club between 1987 and 1998.

Leaburn was on target for Charlton against Posh just after Christmas, heading home a left-wing centre.

Miles Leaburn


“It will be a good game on Saturday, but a tough one. Charlton have some very good players and Dean Holden has done well since he took over at the club. We took positives from the win on Monday night, we assessed the good things and the bad things in the team meeting on Tuesday morning with the players. We know that we need to find consistency in our performances and results,” Darren Ferguson said.


Tickets are available at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office, which is open from 9am until 5pm, Thursday and Friday and from 10am on Saturday. Charlton have sold just over 1,300 tickets so far and will be accommodated in the Deskgo Stand.


The game is only available to watch on Posh+ if you are an overseas subscriber with match passes available for £10. Audio passes are available in the UK and overseas for £2.50.


There have been a few players to have played for both clubs down the years including striker Conor Washington, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick (pictured below left), attacking midfielder Erhun Oztumer (pictured below right) and front man Omar Bogle. Among the others include Phil Chapple (pictured below middle), George Boyd, Andrew Crofts, Garry Breen, Miguel De Souza, Josh Davison, Garry and Alan Kimble and Ricky Miller. Current under 18s boss Jamal Campbell-Ryce also played with distinction at the Valley.

Posh v Charlton Athletic


Posh striker Jack Marriott (pictured scoring below) scored twice in a 4-1 victory for Posh back in March 2018 with Marcus Maddison and Andrew Hughes also on target in the game. You can watch highlights from that game here:

Posh v Charlton Athletic


Posh will be wearing the home kit for the fixture.


If you can’t make the game, you can follow all of the action in a number of ways.


The match referee is Andrew Kitchen.