Posh host Charlton Athletic at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm).
Peterborough United will be looking to back up the excellent 5-2 victory over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon when they welcome Dean Holden’s Charlton Athletic to the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday evening in Sky Bet League One action (7.45pm).
The game with the Addicks was due to take place earlier in the year but was postponed due to a frozen pitch. Darren Ferguson’s men go into the game on the back of five wins from the last seven games and sit in ninth place in the league table.
The Addicks were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday last time out and have had a number of off the field issues to deal with in recent weeks with a proposed takeover falling through and a number of personnel departing including interim chief executive Jim Rodwell.
Posh striker Ricky-Jade Jones and Emmanuel Fernandes are unlikely to feature in the first team as they have only just returned to training following injuries in recent weeks. Oliver Norburn came through his return to the first team without any reaction and will continue to be with the first team group even though there is an under 21 fixture against Sheffield United on Tuesday afternoon.
Charlton changed their formation for the visit of the Owls, but they have been pretty consistent in the way they have lined up under Dean Holden, who saw his first home game in charge end in a draw against Posh earlier this year.
Chuks Aneke was stretchered off after coming on as a substitute against the Addicks, so is expected to miss the clash at the Weston Homes Stadium so Macauley Bonne might get the nod in attack alongside Miles Leaburn.
ONE TO WATCH
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (pictured below) has had a productive loan spell this season from Premier League side Crystal Palace. The talented winger has been a threat with his pace and dribbling ability and has chipped in with some important goals along the way. He did miss a presentable chance against Posh at the Valley, but his ability is definitely not in question and he will provide a direct threat on Tuesday evening.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Charlton are a good side, they have a lot of talented players and they will hurt you in different ways to how Plymouth can cause you problems. We have gone through it with the players. Saturday’s result was a good one, but as soon as the final whistle was blown, our attention was turned to this fixture. We have to be consistent not just with our performances, but also with our results. We have a relentless schedule, the whole squad will be utilised and that is why it is pleasing that touch wood, we have a fit squad to choose from,” Darren Ferguson said.
Charlton Athletic supporters will be accommodated in the Deskgo Stand for the fixture. Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Any tickets purchased for the original date are valid for Tuesday night. Anyone that requires a refund because they cannot attend the game must contact the Ticket Office no later than 24 hours ahead of the game.
Match passes are available for domestic subscribers and overseas subscribers priced at £10 with audio passes available worldwide for £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
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 centre), 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.
Former Posh striker Jack Marriott (pictured below) scored twice in a 4-1 victory for the club back in March 2018 with Marcus Maddison and Andrew Hughes also on target in the game.
Posh will be wearing the blue kit for the fixture.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Andrew Kitchen.