Peterborough United will head to the Pirelli Stadium to face Burton Albion, looking to build on their midweek victory over Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town on Tuesday night.
The Posh go into this weekend’s game with Burton Albion looking to maintain their unbeaten away record in League One, while Burton will be looking to continue their three game unbeaten streak – after picking up an impressive draw against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Tuesday.
Posh defender Josh Yorwerth is expected to be unavailable for personal reasons for Saturday’s game, and left-back Colin Daniel will be unavailable after picking up his fifth yellow card of this season against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday, opening the door for on loan Leeds United defender Tyler Denton – who could make his first League start for The Posh.
The Brewers had five first team players unavailable for their midweek draw at Fratton Park against Portsmouth – and three of those five are unlikely to be available once again. Ben Turner, Damien McCrory (both calf) and Marvin Sordell (hip) are both expected to miss out versus The Posh, but David Templeton and Scott Fraser could return to the matchday squad on Saturday after missing Tuesday’s game.
Heading into this weekend’s game, Posh manager Steve Evans was full of praise for Brewers striker Liam Boyce – and believes that if he stays fit, Burton could be in the promotion fight come the end of the season. He told the Peterborough Telegraph:
“I rate Boyce highly, the difference in Burton’s performances when he plays and when he doesn’t play is chalk and cheese. He will be a big threat on Saturday, but I am backing my lads to nullify him. Ched Evans was a big threat for Fleetwood the other night, but we dominated him. It’s a tough game for us at the Pirelli Stadium as Burton are starting to show their true form. They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season as will many other teams.
“Competition for places is hotting up which can only be a good thing. I have some serious thinking to do before the Burton game even though we have played the same way in every away game so far with great success.”
Burton manager Nigel Clough spoke to the club website ahead of this weekend’s game:
“We are going to have a go at everyone this season – home or away. We didn’t do that enough in the first half against Portsmouth but we did after the break and had much better situations in the second half.”
“We now go into Saturday in good spirits and despite the fatigue and everything we are looking forward to Saturday already.
Clough went on to discuss The Brewers’ injury problems heading into the clash with The Posh.
“We were hoping to get a few involved in training today. We are not sure about Turner and McCrory because of their calf injuries. I’m not sure they will make this weekend or Tuesday (against Nottingham Forest).