Marcus Braddock previews the weekend visit to Peterborough United
The coming weekend sees Shrewsbury Town make the journey east to Peterborough to play United in Sky Bet League One. Posh have had a difficult time of it recently and find themselves out of the top six having spent much of the season there. To stop the rot, Peterborough decided to change things and replaced Steve Evans with Darren Ferguson for his third stint with the club. Since coming in, Ferguson's team has drawn once lost twice and won once. The one win was their last game which was 1-0 away win against struggling Oxford at the Kassam Stadium.
Form(most recent first)
Top Scorers (cup goals in brackets)
Ivan Toney 12 (7)
Matt Godden 10(4)
Marcus Maddison 9
Siriki Dembélé 6
Seven, three at home and four away.
Posh have won 31% and lost 31% of their home games, making a draw look slightly more likely.
Both teams have scored in 56% of home games at London Road and the most frequent result is a 1-1 draw which has occurred in 19% of home games. The second most frequent result is a 2-2 draw which happens 12% of the time at home.
Referee - Kevin Johnson from Somerset. Games this season: 33. Yellow cards: 93. Red cards: 3.
Town-Dave Edwards is still suspended, Josh Laurent and Greg Docherty could both return.
Posh- Darren Fergusson will be without on-loan centre-back Josh Knight. Midfielder Callum Cooke has recovered from a recent illness and On-loan left-back Daniel Lafferty could miss out(hamstring).
This is an interesting game because we have a team that hasn't been winning at home against visitors that have found away victories elusive. Both teams have had a little recent lift with Posh recording their first win in seven and Town unbeaten for two games. As the stats suggest, the chances of a draw are relatively high but both teams really need a little more than that if they want to rescue their respective seasons. Hopefully Josh Laurent and Greg Docherty will be fit enough to play a significant part in the game, both are key players and I'm hoping that their injury enforced absences have recharged their batteries.