Matthew Etherington

Posh U21s face The Latics on Monday afternoon.

Peterborough United U21s are back on the road on Monday afternoon (2pm) as they face Wigan Athletic U21s at Christopher Park in a Professional Development League fixture.

The u21s suffered a 4-1 defeat to Hull City in their previous fixture in the league, but Matthew Etherington was pleased with his side’s performance last Monday and will look to bounce back against The Latics, who currently sit fourth in the table, one point ahead of Posh.

Etherington has welcomed a number of under 18s players into the squad in recent weeks, including Matthew Laycock, János Bodnár and Harry Titchmarsh who are all expected to be involved in the trip to Christopher Park.  Forward Kai Corbett will look to continue his fantastic goalscoring form, netting in the last three Professional Development League fixtures.

Speaking ahead of the game, Etherington said: “The performances have been good in the last six weeks, it feels like we are getting the players to a good place now and they are doing well, individually and collectively.

“Last week’s performance was very good, albeit if you look at the scoreline in isolation, you would probably think it’s a comfortable scoreline for Hull, but it was far from that. We looked at the data and stats from that game and it showed we were the better side, but we just didn’t take our chances. In terms of performance, the players can take a lot of confidence from that game, but we have got to stop conceding the goals we are conceding and be better at both ends.

“Wigan are another good academy, who have a decent record of bringing through a number of players. This is their third or fourth season at this level and they have adapted comfortably, so we expect another good test as they all are in this league."

The game gets underway at 2pm and updates will be available club’s official Twitter account.