Marcus Braddock looks at this evenings game with Peterborough United
Having narrowly lost to 2nd placed Wycombe on Saturday, we play Peterborough tonight with home advantage. After a 3 game wobble at the start of the season when they lost to Fleetwood and Oxford (twice), Posh have only lost twice in Skybet League One. Having scored three or more goals on seven occasions so far, their main strength looks to be a tendency to score plenty of goals. Their eight clean sheets so far in all competitions also hints at a solid defence so tonight may be our sternest test in the league this season.
Head to Head
We've played posh 54 times in cup and league and things are all square with 18 wins each and 18 draws. Just to add to the symmetry, we've also beaten each other once each in the F.A. Cup.
Mo Eisa 12
Ivan Toney 12
Marcus Maddison 9
Marcus Maddison 6
George Boyd 4
Joe Ward 4
Darren Handley from Lancashire. Games this season: 11. Yellow cards: 43. Red cards: 3.
Posh don't seem to have any serious injury worries.
Ro-Shaun Williams will be suspended after his sending off on Saturday, we’re still missing
Ryan Giles and Daniel Udoh who both have knee injuries and Romaine Vincelot who will be out for a fair while yet.
Sam Ricketts has spoken about the threat that Peterborough pose going forward whilst Darren Fergusson has suggested that things won't be easy with our tight defence.
Predictably my first observation is that tonight will be a tough game with Posh scoring for fun this season. They already have two strikers in double figures this season, more than some strikers score in a season. They're going to be difficult to hold, let alone beat but we've tackled teams in good form before and we've got the players to do so if they play to their potential.