Peterborough United will send a full squad of youth players to play against Stoke City’s second string side in the Premier League U23 Cup at Harrison Park – the ground of Leek Town FC.

Peterborough United have two important League games coming up, playing high-flying Accrington Stanley this Saturday and Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town three days later. Steve Evans is keen to take a fully fit, full strength side into their upcoming games as they hope to improve their home form and maintain their place in the automatic promotion spots.

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The Posh host Accrington and Fleetwood at London Road, and will be determined to take six points out of a possible, with the side winless at home since August 18th.

To make sure Posh have the best chances to take maximum points from their League double header, Evans will send a team of youngsters to Leek Town FC for their clash with Stoke City’s youngsters.

Steve Evans spoke to the Peterborough Telegraph:

“Accrington and Fleetwood are having excellent seasons,” Evans said.

“We will need the whole squad fit and firing to get the results we want, and need, in the enxt two fixtures.

“I don’t want senior players getting back from Leek in the early hours of the morning so we will send the youth team for what will be a good test for them.

“We are planning two training sessions for the first-team players today and then we will have a practice match between ourselves tomorrow. We can control that environment.

“Most of the first-team squad players have had good minutes now.”

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