Posh travel to the Lamex Stadium to face Stevenage in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm).
Peterborough United travel to Stevenage in the second round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm), the first of two meetings with Steve Evans’ men within seven days with the two sides also meeting in the Papa John’s Trophy at the Weston Homes Stadium next week.
The two sides also met in pre-season, so both sides will know plenty about each other and both have made excellent starts to the campaign, Posh sitting in second place in the league table following the victory over Lincoln City on Saturday while Stevenage recorded a 2-1 win over Carlisle to continue their fine start to move into second in their division.
Posh made it through to the second round following a 2-0 win over Plymouth Argyle, while Stevenage caused a surprise by knocking out Championship side Reading away from home 2-1.
Posh will be without the services of Dan Butler and Oliver Norburn due to long-term injuries, while Emmanuel Fernandez remains side-lined, but Kwame Poku will be in the squad after injury. Grant McCann has confirmed he will make changes to the side with several youngsters set to be involved in the squad.
Stevenage are also expected to make wholesale changes to their starting line-up with former Posh goalkeeper Aaron Chapman expected to be between the sticks. Chapman joined Stevenage in the summer and made his debut in the first-round tie against the Royals.
ONE TO WATCH
Danny Rose has been in fine form for the club since his summer arrival and his physical presence is a key component of his game. Rose, who spent time at Northampton Town and Mansfield Town, was on target in the win at Reading and could lead the line against Posh, although he has been a regular starter since that win against the Royals and Evans could shuffle his pack.
FROM THE GAFFER
“We know quite a bit about each other having played during pre-season and this is the first of two meetings with Stevenage in a week. What you get with Steve Evans’ team is that it will be hugely competitive regardless of the teams that are selected by both clubs. We will make changes but we want to win the game and progress to the next round. We have to manage the players’ loads whether that be in training or matches because the schedule is very busy at present,” McCann said.
Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Posh have sold just over 300 tickets for the game. Tickets will be on sale until 2pm on Tuesday. The game is not all-tickets.
Audio passes are available for the game priced at £2.50 both domestically and overseas, but the game is not available to stream anywhere due to the regulations in this competitions.
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PLAYED FOR BOTH
There are a host of players within the Stevenage camp that have spent time in PE2 including goalkeeper Aaron Chapman, defender Carl Piergianni (pictured centre), midfielder Michael Bostwick and winger Jordan Roberts, who progressed through the clubs Academy system.
Down the years, there have been quite a few connections between the two clubs, the most famous of course is ‘The White Pele’, George Boyd, who Posh signed from the then non-league outfit. Other players to have played for both include defender Lee Howarth, midfielders Charlie Lee and Chris Whelpdale (pictured left), Academy graduate Tom Conlon, centre back Ben Nugent and current Coventry City front man Matt Godden (pictured right).
The two sides drew 1-1 thanks to a Marcus Maddison stunner in 2019, but the real classic between the two came in this competition back in 2011. The first round tie produced seven goals with Lee Tomlin netting a last-minute penalty in extra time to secure the win after David Ball’s double and a George Boyd effort earlier for Darren Ferguson’s men. Stacy Long, Michael Bostwick and Chris Beardsley netted for the hosts.
David Ball pictured celebrating the opening goal in the 2011 win over Stevenage.
Posh will be wearing the black third kit for the fixture.
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The match referee is Chris Pollard.