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Peterborough United (H) match preview

20 September 2019

Rovers look to get back to winning ways at home to Peterborough United in Sky Bet League One this weekend.

Darren Moore’s side were beaten for the first time in the league on Tuesday night, as Armand Gnanduillet’s injury time header saw Blackpool come out on top.

Posh are unbeaten in their past six league games, and were held to a 2-2 draw by Tranmere Rovers last time out.

Brief history of Peterborough United

Peterborough play at the 15,314-capacity ABAX Stadium, which has been their home since 1934, and is more commonly known as London Road.

They are nicknamed the Posh, which comes from a former manager claiming that he wanted to buy ‘Posh players for a Posh team’ to compete in their new league.

The Posh are in their seventh season in League One, following their return to the third tier in 2013 after two campaigns in the Championship. Their last promotion from this division came in 2011, winning the League One play-off final at Old Trafford, defeating Huddersfield Town 3-0.

Who’s the gaffer?

Former Rovers manager Darren Ferguson returned for his third spell in charge of Peterborough after the departure of Steve Evans in January 2019.

Ferguson has won three promotions with Posh over the years, and also guided Rovers back to the third tier in the 2016/17 campaign.

Ones to watch

Dan Butler

The left-back started his career with Portsmouth and played more than 50 games for the club before dropping out of the EFL to join Torquay United. He spent a year at Plainmoor before signing for Newport County. Butler quickly became a fans favourite with the Exiles and twice won the club’s Player of the Year award, before leaving at the end of last season to make the move to London Road.

Marcus Maddison

A real threat on his day, Maddison joined the club from non-league Gateshead in 2014 and has gone on to become an integral part of the side from the wide areas. He is capable of producing something from nothing and possesses a top quality set-piece delivery which Rovers will need to be wary of.

Ivan Toney

After a number of loan spells in the EFL, Toney joined Peterborough on a permanent deal from Premier League side Newcastle United in the summer of 2018. He enjoyed a successful first year at London Road, finishing the campaign as the club’s top scorer. He has carried that form on so far this season, scoring eight goals in as many games.

Who's the ref? 

Ross Joyce will be the man in charge when Rovers take on Peterborough on Saturday, and you can find out more about him here.

Last time out

Rovers ran out 3-1 winners the last time the two sides met in February. George Cooper had given Peterborough an early lead, before the visitors were dealt a blow when Tyler Denton was sent-off on the stroke of half-time. An own goal from Ben White, as well as strikes from John Marquis and Kieran Sadlier in the second-half secured the points for Rovers.

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