Ryan Semple

Posh U21s face The Tykes at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough United U21s welcome Barnsley U21s to the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday afternoon (1:30pm) as they look to return to winning ways in the Professional Development League. 

The under 21s suffered a heavy defeat to Watford U21s at Vicarage Road Stadium in their previous league fixture, with Posh currently sat ninth in the table and six points behind fifth-place Crewe Alexandra having played one game fewer.

The Tykes, who are five points ahead of Posh, picked up a 2-0 victory over The Hornets on Friday after goals from Josiah Dyer and Jonathan Bland. The two sides met back in September with the points being shared after Kai Corbett’s free-kick was cancelled out by Keegan Hartley.

Professional Development Phase Coach, Ryan Semple, is hoping to see a positive reaction from his side after the defeat to the Hornets but is expecting another tough afternoon against the Tykes.

“We want to see a positive reaction after that defeat to Watford. We had over a week of training to work on stuff and hopefully we can take that into the game tomorrow, specifically getting the basics right, working as a team and staying compact. Then, from an in-possession point of view, it will be about moving the ball quickly and showing a real threat to take the game to the opposition. 

“We will have difficult moments as you do in all games, but it’s about making sure we stick together as a group to get through those situations. They are a good side, aggressive and will pose quite a few threats going forward. Barnsley are a club that have produced a lot of players for their first team in recent years, so they have a very good set-up. We will have to be at it to perform well on the day.”

Tickets are on sale at www.theposhtickets.com and via the Weston Homes Stadium Box Office. Admission is free for season ticket holders with adult tickets available for £3 and concessions (seniors and under 18s) at £1. The Main North Stand will be open for the fixture.

The game will be streamed live on Posh+ and will be free for Posh+ subscribers or £3 for a match pass.