A look ahead to Saturday afternoon’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Cheltenham Town (3pm).
Peterborough United welcome Cheltenham Town to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) with Darren Ferguson’s men looking to build on the 2-1 victory over fellow play-off hopefuls Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening.
The Robins have struggled for goals this season, but have collected four points from the last two fixtures, keeping successive clean sheets in the process. Both the 1-0 win over Fleetwood Town and the goalless draw with Lincoln City took place at home with their last outing on the road ending in a 4-0 defeat to Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
Posh defender Josh Knight will serve the final match of a three-game ban following his red card against Charlton Athletic. Midfielder Kwame Poku is expected to be back in the squad after being rested for the win over the Shrews in mid-week.
Former Posh winger Ryan Broom is expected to feature against his former club while experienced midfielder Liam Sercombe is pushing for a starting berth after a 20-minute cameo against Lincoln during the week.
ONE TO WATCH
Alfie May (pictured below) is Cheltenham’s leading marksman and although his goal return has dipped in recent weeks, he is still a huge threat thanks to good movement and his hard work. Manager Darren Ferguson knows him well after taking him from non-league to his previous club Doncaster Rovers. The experienced forward was on target in the 3-2 win for Posh earlier in the campaign at the Completely-Suziki Stadium.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Cheltenham have kept two clean sheets in the last two games and they are a side that are fighting for their lives. We need to earn the right to play our game. We need to start the game well, play our game and work hard because it won’t be an easy game by any stretch. We are taking each game as it comes. We are not looking any further than Saturday’s game,” Ferguson said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Cheltenham fans will be accommodated in the away section of the main stand. The Deskgo Stand is open for Posh fans.
Match passes are available to purchase for £10 for overseas subscribers with audio passes available to both UK and overseas subscribers priced at £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Ryan Broom (pictured below left) and defender Lewis Freestone (pictured below right), who came through the Posh Academy, have both played for Posh. Others to have played for both Cheltenham and Posh in the past are;
Danny Andrew, Leon Constantine, Lee Angol, Tyrone Barnett, Craig Alcock, Jason Brissett, Alex Davey, Liam Davis, Mo Eisa, Kane Ferdinand, Richard Forysth, Jaanai Gordon-Hutton, Shaun Jeffers, Grant McCann, Josh Low (pictured below middle), Tom Nichols, Justin Richards, Rueben Reid, Dale Watkins, Kyle Vassell, Lee Williams, James Wesolowski and Chris Westwood.
Posh ran out 6-3 winners at Whaddon Road back in 2008 with Aaron Mclean, Craig Mackail-Smith, George Boyd (pictured below), Charlie Lee, Chris Whelpdale and an own goal securing an improbable three points.
Posh will be wearing the blue home kit for the fixture.
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- Live match updates on our official Twitter feed @theposh.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Alan Young.