A look ahead to Town’s trip to London Road
Town travel to London Road on Tuesday night to take on Peterborough (7.45pm) as they look to build upon Saturday’s impressive 2-1 victory over Wolves.
The Terriers moved third in the npower Championship after victory over Wolves and could go top with a win, if results go their way.
After a brief resurgence against Hull and Barnsley, the Posh have lost their two outings at home to Nottingham Forest and away at Watford.
Chris Knowles and Richard Kendall
Peterborough’s last five results
Watford (Championship) 1-0 (L)
Nottingham Forest (Championship) 1-0 (L)
Barnsley (Championship) 2-0 (W)
Hull City (Championship) 3-1 (W)
Wolves (Championship) 2-0 (L)
Town Team News
Joel Lynch will be in action for Town’s Development Squad at Barnsley as he continues his recovery for a knee injury. The Welsh international featured as a late substitute against Wolves on Saturday and is likely to feature on the bench against Peterborough. Oscar Gobern is out for 12 weeks after undergoing surgery on his troublesome ankle.
Adam Hammill is also available for selection after injury and ineligibility against Wolves.
Peterborough Team News
Grant McCann still may be a doubt after picking up an injury on international duty. The midfielder featured as a second half substitute against Watford.
Teenage central defender Peter Grant faces a long lay-off as he requires knee surgery after suffering cartilage damage in last week’s reserve team friendly against Rotherham.
Peterborough Manager Darren Ferguson
Ferguson is now in his second spell with the Posh after previously achieving promotion with them in 2009. The Scotsman started his managerial career in 2007 after finishing his playing career with Wrexham.
His first role with Peterborough was as player/manager before he took on the job full-time in the summer of 2007. The Posh achieved promotion to the Championship under Ferguson in 2009 before he left in December of the same year with them placed bottom of the table.
Ferguson was quickly back in management with Preston in January 2010 – however the former Manchester United youngster lasted less than a year at Deepdale before he received the sack. The former midfielder was quickly re-instated as manager at London Road and has instantly revived their promotion push courtesy of some impressive victories.
The Scotsman guided the Posh back to Championship through the Play-Offs after beating Town in the final and kept them up in their first season in the Championship.
Peterborough Transfers 2012/13
Nathaniel Mendez-Laing – Wolves - £100,000
Michael Bostwick – Stevenage – Signed
Johnson Clarke-Harris – Coventry – Free transfer
Shaun Brisley – Macclesfield – Signed
Tyrone Barnett – Crawley - £1.2m
Nat Night-Percival – Wrexham – Free transfer
Danny Swanson – Dundee United – Free transfer
Bobby Olejnik – Torquay – Signed
Dan Evans – Crawley – Free transfer
David Ball – Fleetwood – Signed
Paul Taylor – Ipswich - £1.5m
Scott Griffiths – Plymouth – Loan
Lee Frecklington – Rotherham – Loan
Daniel Kearns – York – Loan
Danny Mills – Kettering – Loan
Johnson Clarke-Harris – Southend – Loan
Nicky Ajose – Crawley – Loan
Key Man – George Boyd
Beginning his career in the Charlton Athletic Youth System, the 27 year-old, who has made over 200 appearances for Peterborough, joined the London Road club from Stevenage Borough in 2007 for a Conference record fee.
A hugely talented attacking midfielder, George is one of the longest-serving players at London Road. He can operate as a central striker, in the hole behind the front man or on the wing.
The Scottish born attacker has notched three goals this season against Southend, Millwall and Barnsley in a 2-0 victory.
Pay on the day at London Road – cash only!