Posh host Plymouth Argyle at the Weston Homes Stadium in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
Peterborough United are back in action at the Weston Homes Stadium on Saturday afternoon with in-form Plymouth Argyle the visitors in Sky Bet League One action (3pm) as Darren Ferguson’s men look to build on last Saturday’s 3-0 victory at Morecambe.
Posh have won four out of the six games since Darren Ferguson returned to the football club, but Saturday’s opponents Plymouth Argyle present a stern test, particularly after the Pilgrims secured a trip to Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday evening thanks to a penalty shoot-out success over Cheltenham Town.
Posh striker Ricky-Jade Jones is a doubt for the game against the Pilgrims after missing the win over Morecambe due to a foot injury sustained in the under 21s draw with Sheffield Wednesday. Defender Emmanuel Fernandez is another player that could miss out due to an injury picked up in training.
Manager Darren Ferguson has yet to make a decision on whether midfielder Oliver Norburn will feature after his comeback in two under 21 games in the last seven days. Ferguson commented: “I have yet to decide whether Ollie will start, be a substitute or we leave it because there we have another game on Tuesday or even a 21s game, so there is plenty of options.”
ONE TO WATCH
Striker Ryan Hardie (pictured below) has found himself as a bit of a superb sub since the turn of the year, but whenever he is on the pitch, he tends to make an impact. A willing runner in behind, he has formed an effective partnership with Sam Cosgrove but he is just as adept at playing as a sole striker due to his work-rate. Hardie scored in the recent league success at Oxford United.
FROM THE GAFFER
“It is a game that as a player and as a manager you should be looking forward too. I said when I returned that we needed to improve the away form, which we have done, but that we also need to turn around our fortunes against sides above us and Saturday is an opportunity for us to do that. They have had an outstanding campaign, there is no getting away from that, reaching the final of the Papa John’s Trophy and being in the position they are in the table, but there is still a long way to go,” Ferguson said.
Plymouth have sold around 1,400 tickets for the game and their supporters will be in the Deskgo Stand. Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office.
Match passes are available for overseas subscribers priced at £10 with audio passes available worldwide for £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Bali Mumba (pictured below left) continues to be a success story for the Pilgrims. Not only has his defensive skills been evident, he has produced some eye catching performances going forward and chipped in with some memorable goals. The Norwich City loanee will surely be playing regularly in the Championship next term, whether that is with his parent club or another.
Among the others to have represented both clubs include; George Cooper, David Norris (pictured below right), Kieran Agard, Scott Griffiths, Howard Forinton, Lee Power and Reuben Reid (pictured below centre).
Back in August 2017, Posh ran out 2-1 winners over Plymouth Argyle with Junior Morias netting the winner after an earlier own goal from Gary Sawyer had given Posh the lead.
Posh will be wearing the blue kit for the fixture.
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MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Scott Oldham.