A look ahead to Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture with Millwall.
Peterborough United welcome Millwall to the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon (3pm) in the Sky Bet Championship with both sides looking to build some momentum ahead of the busy festive period.
Darren Ferguson’s men were beaten 2-0 by Nottingham Forest last time out with two second half goals condemning Posh to defeat, while the Lions beat Birmingham City 3-1 at the Den to move into eighth spot in a congested Championship table.
Posh welcome back Kwame Poku to the first team squad after some impressive displays for the under 23s. He fractured a bone in his hand in the win at Everton, but has seen a hand specialist since and been given the all-clear to play with a cast.
Joel Randall returns to the group on Friday after recovering from a spell on the side-lines with Covid-19 but won’t be considered for the game. Jack Marriott (hamstring) and Ricky-Jade Jones (hip) are both on the road to recovery.
Connor Mahoney is a doubt to be available for Millwall’s festive fixtures as he makes “slow progress” after a hamstring injury. Mahoney, 24, went off at half-time in Millwall under-23s’ 4-4 Professional Development League draw at Ipswich Town on November 22 and was expected to only miss around two weeks. However, he has yet to return to full training.
FROM THE GAFFER
“Millwall are a good side, they play with lots of energy and intensity, so we will need to be aggressive from the off in terms of how we impose ourselves on the game. They have had a lot of draws this season, but that is the nature of the Championship, it is hugely competitive. They will be backed by over 2,000 fans and that will add to the atmosphere. We are at home, generally we have been good at home,” Darren Ferguson said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Millwall will occupy the Deskgo Stand and have sold out of their allocation of just over 2,300.
HEAD TO HEAD
Posh have a mixed record against the Lions but in their last three victories, Posh have netted five goals on each occasion. A 5-1 win at Millwall in 2013 will be remembered as the final game that George Boyd represented the club in his first spell. Lee Tomlin scored twice that day.
A 5-3 win over Millwall in 2015 featured a brace from Jon Taylor while in 2016, Gwion Edwards bagged a brace in a thumping 5-1 victory.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Leigh Doughty.