You can read the match preview ahead of Saturday’s game with Hull City at the Weston Homes Stadium here.
Peterborough United welcome Hull City to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon in Sky Bet Championship action (3pm) with Grant McCann in the dugout for the first time (in his second spell) in charge of the football club.
McCann was appointed as the successor to Darren Ferguson on Thursday and will come up against his former club in a quirk of fate this weekend. McCann led Hull to their first title in 55 years last term and left the Tigers clear of the drop zone after an excellent run of form prior to his departure at the KCOM.
Posh welcome back left-back Hayden Coulson from suspension for the game, but McCann is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to the availability of others. Dan Butler is definitely out due to an ankle injury and a return for midfielder Jack Taylor would be unlikely.
Hull Head Coach Shota Arveladze is hopeful that goalkeeper Matt Ingram will be available for selection having recovered from concussion. The 28-year-old was taken off after a collision with Albert Adomah in last weekend’s draw against Queens Park Rangers, and subsequently missed the midweek defeat against Barnsley.
In contrast, Marcus Forss has joined fellow forwards Allahyar Sayyadmanesh and Tom Eaves on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury in the defeat against Barnsley.
FROM THE GAFFER
“It is really important that we take each game as it comes, don’t look too far ahead, focus on one game at a time and that game is Hull on Saturday. I am sure that people outside of the club will be building it up because it is my former club, but I have nothing but respect for the owners there and I enjoyed my time at the club. My focus is on Saturday and trying to get three points for Peterborough United. I am delighted to be back,” Grant McCann said.
Tickets are available at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Hull are occupying the Deskgo Stand and have sold around 1,500 tickets for the game.
Audio passes are available in the UK priced at £2.50 while overseas subscribers can watch the game for £10.
The Football Club will be supporting NCS on Saturday with the team wearing t-shirts during the warm-up and information about the service within the match day programme.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Tony Harrington is the match referee.