A look ahead to the Good Friday meeting at Shrewsbury Town (3pm).
Peterborough United travel to the Montgomery Waters Meadow to face Shrewsbury Town for the third time this season, this time in Sky Bet League One action, with the game taking place on Good Friday (3pm).
Posh go into the game on the back of a 0-0 draw with Oxford United with goalkeeper Will Norris keeping three successive clean sheets. That point against Oxford moved Posh into sixth place in the league table, occupying the final play-off position with less than a month remaining in the campaign.
Shrewsbury have enjoyed a fine season so far but did suffer a heavy defeat last time out at the Valley against Charlton Athletic and lost the experience of defender Tom Flanagan, who was red-carded in the second period against the Addicks.
Darren Ferguson has confirmed he has a fully fit squad to choose from for the game and has some ‘difficult’ decisions to make when it comes to finalising his 18. Shrewsbury will be without Tom Flanagan due to suspension and are expected to make changes to their XI following the heavy defeat to Charlton.
Striker Ryan Bowman is pushing for a start after coming off the bench for the final half hour against the Addicks while the experienced Elliott Bennett could also come into the starting line-up.
ONE TO WATCH
Luke Leahy (pictured below) continues to enjoy his best goal-scoring season of his career with the midfielder a constant threat with late runs into the box, not to mention his prolific return from set-pieces, particularly from the spot. The former Bristol Rovers man can also operate as a left-back or left-wing back, but has made the centre of the pitch his own this term.
FROM THE GAFFER
“I don’t think that Shrewsbury losing 6-0 at Charlton will be a great result from our point of view, because I am sure there will be a reaction. Certainly Steve Cotterill’s experience will make sure there is a reaction and we will have to perform well to get what we want. When we played Shrewsbury at home, both teams were next to each other in the league table and we did well to get the three points,” Darren Ferguson said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office until 3pm on Thursday. Around 700 tickets have been sold. The game is not all-ticket and there is no pay rise on the day. It is cash only at Shrewsbury.
Match passes are available to purchase for £10 for domestic and overseas subscribers with audio passes available worldwide for £2.50.
PLAYED FOR BOTH
Posh midfielder Ollie Norburn (pictured below right) and full-back Nathanael Ogbeta (pictured below centre) are former Shrewsbury players and there are a host of other players to have played for both clubs including Lee Angol, Steve Anthrobus, Tyrone Barnett, Scott Cooksey, John Cornforth, Jon Cullen, Jason Cummings, Louie Donowa, Exodus Geohaghon, Anthony Grant, Carl Griffiths, Bryn Gunn, David Hibbert, Nathaniel Knight-Percival, Kelvin Langmead, Richard Logan, Tony Lormer, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Martin O’Connor, James Quinn, Greg Rioch, Richard Scott, Jon Taylor (pictured below left), Ivan Toney, Lee Williams, Kyle Vassell, James Wesolowski and the lesser spotted Fola Onibuje who only made two appearances for Posh.
Rhys Bennett (pictured below) scored a last-gasp equaliser to earn Posh a 2-2 draw against Shrewsbury back in 2018. You can watch highlights of that game here.
Posh will be wearing the black third kit for the fixture.
If you can’t make the game, you can follow all of the action in a number of ways.
- Live match updates on our official Twitter feed @theposh.
- Behind the scenes coverage and updates on our official Instagram story.
- Keep up to date with minute-by-minute updates on our Live Match Centre here.
- Download the official Peterborough United app to get all of the action direct to your smartphone.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
The match referee is Darren Drysdale.