Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has said that he will be changing things up for his side’s FA Cup replay against Bradford City on Tuesday night.

Peterborough United boss Steve Evans will freshen up his Posh side for tomorrow’s game against Bradford City.

The two face off for a replay at Valley Parade after they drew 2-2 at London Road, where Peterborough United should’ve seen out the game to win a place in the next round.

However, a late stunner from Kelvin Mellor and an even later deflected strike from Luca Colville took the tie to a replay, where the League One sides will battle it out for a place in the Third Round, where the winners will play Championship promotion contenders Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium.

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“I will probably freshen things up,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph. 

“It won’t be many changes, but there were a couple who looked a bit leggy on Saturday who would benefit from a rest.

“We had a long week because I wanted to make sure of making progress in the Checkatrade Trophy. We just need to deal with two more away games this week and then we can all have a couple of days off next week.

“We want to progress in the FA Cup. We should have dealt with this tie already, but there’s no reason why we can’t go up to Bradford and beat them this time. We’ve had three disappointing home draws recently against Bradford twice and Oxford and yet we could have won all three games by three goals.

“Oxford manager Karl Robinson told me after Saturday’s game that he felt fortunate they were still in the game at half-time, but we delivered another inconsistent performance and it cost us.

“Clearly we had the chances to win and Matt Godden and Jason Cummings should both have scored. I’m aware of their recent record in League One matches, but neither of them are hiding. They are still getting into goalscoring positions and that’s important so I’m sure they will be both be back scoring soon.

“Jason livened us up when he came on against Oxford and if he’d taken one of the chances he had people would have been saying he was back.

“It was frustrating not to have won, but we remain in a strong position with a team that will get better.”


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