Weston Homes Stadium

Posh host Wycombe Wanderers at the Weston Homes Stadium on New Year’s Day (3pm).

Peterborough United entertain Wycombe Wanderers at the Weston Homes Stadium on New Year’s Day (3pm) in Sky Bet League One action with Grant McCann’s men looking to build on the win over Milton Keynes Dons, which took the festive tally to four points from the available six.

Joe Ward and Ricky-Jade Jones were on the score-sheet on Thursday night against the Dons, a win that did move Posh into the play-off positions prior to a victory for Derby County on Friday over Cambridge United. Wycombe lost 1-0 to promotion hopefuls Plymouth Argyle on Thursday evening.


Posh goalkeeper Lucas Bergström is almost 100% after a bout of illness, but Academy graduate Will Blackmore has been in good form, keeping his first senior clean sheet on his first start at the Weston Homes Stadium on Thursday evening.

McCann has reported no fresh injury concerns following that win, with defender Nathan Thompson making improvements after a slight hamstring injury. He was training on the grass on New Year’s Eve alongside Benjamin Mensah, who is also over a knock. Joel Randall should be available for selection after illness.

Wycombe made eight changes for their fixture with Plymouth and are expected to include those who were not on duty for the game with Posh, which means Sam Vokes will be one almost certain inclusion in the starting XI.


Anis Mehmeti (pictured below) has been the leading light for the Chairboys this season with eight goals and three assists from his appearances in League One to date. He is a tricky customer to contain, has an array of skills and has been attracting interest from a host of clubs further up the league pyramid.

Anis Mehmeti


“We have played Wycombe twice already this season. In the league game we scored first, but didn’t really build on that, but in the cup game, I felt we put a strong performance in. Wycombe will provide a very different test than the one that MK Dons provided on Thursday night. We know what they are good at, we will have to defend well, but we go into the game full of confidence after the win against the Dons,” McCann said.


Wycombe fans will be housed in the away section of the North Stand. The Deskgo Stand is closed for this game. Wycombe had sold just over 450 tickets in advance. Posh fans can purchase tickets at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Ticket Office, which will be open from 10am on New Year’s Day.


Match passes are available both domestically and overseas priced at £10 and audio passes are also available priced at £2.50.


Ryan Tafazolli (pictured below middle) is the only current Wycombe player with a link to both teams having been part of the Posh squad that performed under Grant McCann in his previous spell in charge, while Josh Knight (pictured below right) enjoyed a loan spell at the Chairboys prior to a permanent move to PE2.

Among the other players to have performed for both clubs include Craig Mackail-Smith, Scott McGleish, Lee Angol, Grant Basey, Andre Boucaud, Guy Branston, Drewe Broughton, John Cornforth, Miguel De Souza, Anthony Grant, Dean Keates, Richard Logan, Alex Lynch, Russell Martin (pictured below left), Sergio Torres, Brian McGorry, Rueben Reid, Scott Rendell, Steven Taylor, Chris Westwood, Guy Whittingham, Tom Williams and former Posh Head of Player Care within the Academy, Michael Harriman.

Posh v Wycombe Wanderers


Posh beat Wycombe 4-2 back in March 2019 at the Weston Homes Stadium with Matt Godden and Marcus Maddison both bagging braces. Matt Bloomfield was among the scorers for the Chairboys who were 2-0 down very early in the contest.

Posh v Wycombe Wanderers


Posh will be wearing the blue kit for the fixture.


If you can’t make the game, you can follow all of the action in a number of ways.


The match referee is Samuel Barrott.


There will be a minute’s applause ahead of kick-off in memory of footballing icon Pele, who sadly passed away over the festive period.