Forget Valentines Day, there’s football to be played. Peterborough United host Shrewsbury Town tomorrow, in what is a key game for both clubs.
The Posh have struggled of late. Their defeat on Saturday at home to league leaders Sheffield United was their third in four games.
On the other hand, the Shrews are enjoying an excellent run of form. They’re unbeaten in six, and recorded an impressive away win at promotion chasing Scunthorpe United in their last fixture.
The previous fixture between the two ended 1-1, with Peterborough United being reduced to ten men, before Luke McGee saved a Shrewsbury penalty.
Both sides will be looking for points to help their own individual causes.
Peterborough are just three points outside the Play-Offs, and know that if results go their way tomorrow night they could be in the top six.
Recent form has helped Shrewsbury scape the relegation zone, but they aren’t safe by any means.
They sit in 17th, just five points clear, and will hope to keep picking up points to put more of a distance between themselves and the bottom four.
Peterborough United – Marcus Maddison: Opinions remain divided at the ABAX Stadium when it comes to Marcus Maddison, but it’s hard to ignore his quality. Time after time he’s the man who makes the difference for Peterborough, whether it be with an assist or a goal. His set piece delivery often causes danger, and his long range shooting ability will always be a threat to the opposition’s goal. He may not be the most popular player, but when he’s on form, Peterborough United often win.
Shrewsbury Town – Junior Brown: The midfielder has spent more time on the pitch than any other Shrewsbury Town player this season. The versatile midfielder has the most assists for his side, and has featured in a number of different positions across the midfield. He’s featured at left wing, in the centre, and even enjoyed a stint at left back. The Shrews also owe a lot to strike partnership Tyler Roberts and Freddie Ladapo, who have hit the ground running, with five goals in as many games.
All good things come to an end, and I believe that Shrewsbury Town’s recent unbeaten run will end at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow. They are playing well, and Peterborough are struggling, but Grant McCann knows how important it is to start picking up points if they want to challenge for the Play-Offs. The quality that they’ve got should outshine that of the Shrews, and I’m predicting a comfortable three points for the Posh.