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Match Preview: Peterborough v Pompey

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6 March 2020

Peterborough v Pompey

Fratton Park was packed to the rafters on Monday night for an FA Cup fifth round contest with Arsenal.

But it is back to the bread and butter of League One football this weekend, as Pompey travel to Peterborough.

It is still a mighty contest, though, with both sides firmly in the hunt for promotion to the Championship.

Kenny Jackett’s men are in third spot and just three points adrift of the automatic places with 11 games remaining.

But the division is so tightly packed that they could conceivably finish the day outside the play-off positions.

Darren Ferguson’s Posh outfit are down in eighth place, but have only three fewer points than the Blues and a superior goal difference.

They are searching for a return to winning ways after collecting a single point from their past two outings.

It finished 2-2 when the sides met on the south coast back in December, with Lee Brown and Ellis Harrison on target for the hosts.

But Pompey enjoyed a 2-1 success when they visited London Road last season, courtesy of goals from Oli Hawkins and Jamal Lowe.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Peterborough (A)

5 March 2020

TEAM NEWS
Pompey currently have no injured players, although Bryn Morris is working his way back to full fitness following a long-term groin problem.

Christian Burgess is suspended for the next two games after collecting his 10th booking of the season against Rochdale.

Peterborough will likely welcome Ivan Toney back to their side, with League One’s top scorer returning from his own ban.

The hosts will be without defender Frankie Kent, who is not yet ready to feature after undergoing a successful knee operation.

Midfielder Reece Brown and striker Ricky-Jade Jones are expected to be available after overcoming knocks.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Ross McCrorie or watch the below video.

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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 wins
Peterborough: 8 wins
9 draws

At London Road
Pompey: 4 wins
Peterborough: 2 wins
6 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure tickets up until 3pm today (March 6), but there will be no sales on the day of the game. Click here for more details.

OFFICIALS
Referee: John Busby
Assistants: Anthony Moore and Graeme Fyvie
Fourth Official: Joseph Johnson

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch the action and commentary will begin from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Peterborough are the 5/4 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while Pompey can be backed at 2/1.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

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All games kick-off at 3pm

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Lincoln v Burton
MK Dons v Doncaster
Rochdale v Rotherham
Shrewsbury v Oxford
Southend v Bristol Rovers
Sunderland v Gillingham

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