Championship football returns to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday (3pm).
Peterborough United return to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday afternoon as we welcome Coventry City to the Weston Homes Stadium in our first home league fixture in nearly a month after multiple fixtures were postponed over the festive period due to Covid-19.
Darren Ferguson’s men were beaten 3-1 by Blackpool last time out in the Championship with two late second half goals condemning Posh to defeat, while The Sky Blues fell to a 1-0 defeat against Millwall at the Ricoh Arena just before the New Year.
Posh completed the loan signing of Steven Benda and Callum Morton this week, with both agreeing a loan switch until the end of the campaign. Benda will go straight into the squad while Morton is set to be gradually integrate into the team after just returning from injury.
Joel Randall remains unavailable for this fixture but is set to return to training on Monday, with the hope of gaining minutes in the U23s in the next couple of weeks. Jack Marriott also remains side-lined for this fixture and Dan Butler has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Ricky-Jade Jones is back available for selection after 45 minutes for the under 23s in the 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic at St. George’s Park in midweek. Kwame Poku has returned to training after a bout of Covid-19.
From the Gaffer
“Coventry have a very good team, squad and manager. They have gradually grown in this league, and at one stage, were right up there in the play-offs and I’m sure that’s the ambition of them to finish the season there. They are a team with a real identity to them, real energy which we saw when we went to their place.
“However, we are at home and every home game we have played this season we could have won. We have been very unlucky to not pick up more points, we feel confident and strong at home, and we want that sort of performance again. If we can achieve that, I know we will give Coventry a good game.”
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Coventry City fans will accommodate the Deskgo Stand, with close to 3,000 tickets sold to date.
We would like to inform supporters that vaccine passports (or a negative lateral flow test) will be required to gain entry to the stadium, as per the Government’s Plan B approach.
At previous games, the club have effectively capped the attendance so that this approach would not be required, however, with a large travelling support (over 2,000 already sold) and over 4,500 season tickets, the club have made the decision to not restrict the opportunity for supporters to attend the game.
Fans aged 18 or over must show a ‘COVID Pass’ or alternatively proof of a negative lateral flow test to enter the Stadium. Under 18s do not need to provide evidence for entry, with this also applying to those exempt on the basis of a medical exemption or clinical trial participation.
Supporters will also be required to wear face masks in all indoor areas of the stadium, including the concourses and the Club Shop. Fans are encouraged to arrive at least 45 minutes before kick-off to help with this and ensure they are in the stadium before kick-off. The EFL have advised that kick-offs will not be delayed.
More details about the passport requirement can be found here: Important Vaccine Passport Information for Supporters | Peterborough United - POSH (theposh.com)
Man In The Middle
The match referee is Keith Stroud.
By Paolo Iantosca