Posh Women face Cambridge United Women in a Cambridgeshire derby as they conclude their pre-season schedule on Sunday.
Peterborough United Women are set to welcome Cambridge United Women to the idverde Training Ground on Sunday afternoon (3pm) in their final pre-season fixture ahead of the FA Women’s National League Division One Midlands campaign, which kicks off on Sunday 21st August with an away trip to Sporting Khalsa.
Cambridge United will be looking to bounce back after a 2-1 defeat to Northampton Town Women on Sunday, with new signing Sarah Wiltshire looking to build on her performance after scoring on her debut last week.
Posh will have a full squad available for the first time since their return from last season. However, forward Tara Mae Kirk remains out of the squad, but is expected to return to contact training next week, while midfielder Eden Bailey is also unavailable for Sunday’s game against Cambridge United.
Zaiga Lacite is also out for the fixture after picking up an injury against Norwich last weekend, but Posh are hopeful for her return for the first game of the season.
From The First Team Coach
“A good performance on Sunday will be pivotal for both us as management, and them as players. At this stage in pre-season, it’s about players putting down their markers and ensuring they claim their place for the upcoming season.
“Cambridge United brings a test and a rivalry – it’ll be one that we want to win, not only as it’s a derby, but because it could build real momentum for the upcoming season.
“Pre-season has been difficult, and we’ve provided our squad with some good tests. We are gradually improving, and players are showing us what they’re about. We will be demanding a performance come Sunday as we look to push on and have a successful start to the campaign,” - First Team Coach Ammar Qadeer said.
Fans will be able to watch the game at the idverde Training Ground. Admission is free of charge.