Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has assessed the League One promotion battle heading into this weekend’s clash with Burton Albion – who he believes may be amongst the group fighting for promotion to the Championship, despite sitting in 15th.

Evans said ahead of this weekend’s game at the Pirelli Stadium versus Burton Albion that Nigel Clough’s side could be part of a large group of teams fighting for promotion to the Championship. However, Evans believes that The Brewers need to keep striker Liam Boyce fit if they want to climb up the table.

“I rate Boyce highly,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“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.

Evans went on to tell the Peterborough Telegraph about the promotion “dogfight” in League One this season, stating it won’t be easy for Posh to keep up with the rest of the pack – but remains confident.

“It will be a dogfight between now and May. It’s so hard to win games in this division.

“Look at Barnsley. They were so impressive when they beat us and yet they have now lost two games in a row. Teams like Luton are hitting form, Portsmouth are enjoying a great season and others will improve and challenge.

“My only concern is the Sunderland juggernaut which is gathering pace, but I don’t see anyone running away with it.

“Obviously we need to get our home form in line with our away form, but I am confident that will happen soon enough.


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