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Match Preview: Peterborough v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

15 March 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Peterborough v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

15 March 2024

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Forget about Manchester City taking on Real Madrid in the Champions League – the big upcoming games are taking place in League One.

This weekend sees a couple of massive clashes in the race for promotion to the Championship, including a second versus third contest between Derby and Bolton.

Meanwhile, table-topping Pompey make the trip to London Road to face an in-form Peterborough side who occupy fourth spot (3pm kick-off).

Darren Ferguson’s men looked to have slipped out of the reckoning following a five-match winless run that included four successive February losses.

But they have since stormed back from the setback with five victories in a row that leaves them four points behind the second-placed Rams with a game in hand.

The most recent three-point haul came on Wednesday night, as Harrison Burrows, Jadel Katongo and Kwame Poku all struck in a 3-1 home triumph over Stevenage.

There is also the excitement of a Wembley trip to look forward to for the Posh, who face Wycombe in the Bristol Street Motors Trophy final next month.

Pompey have already faced Peterborough twice at Fratton Park this season – with those meetings taking place in the space of a few days last summer.

The visitors won on penalties in the second round of the Carabao Cup, but the Blues hit back to win 3-1 in the league, courtesy of goals from Colby Bishop, Abu Kamara and Regan Poole.

Callum Lang and Anthony Scully are both doubts for Pompey with minor ankle problems, but Jack Sparkes should be available following a similar issue.

Ben Stevenson is back in full training having recovered from a knee injury, although Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon for the midfielder.

Tino Anjorin (hamstring), Terry Devlin (shoulder), Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom McIntyre (ankle), Joe Morrell (knee), Connor Ogilvie (knee), Regan Poole (knee) and Alex Robertson (hamstring) are still sidelined.

Hector Kyprianou is suspended for Peterborough after collecting his 10th booking of the season earlier in the week.

Will Blackmore (hip) and Jeando Fuchs (knee) are both long-term absentees, while James Dornelly (ankle) and Jacob Wakeling (ankle) are doubts.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Will Norris ahead of the game.

Pompey: 14 wins
Peterborough: 13 wins
9 draws

On the road
Pompey: 4 wins
Peterborough: 6 wins
6 draws

Referee: Alex Chilowicz
Assistants: Christopher Husband and Grant Taylor
Fourth Official: Steven Plane

Pompey have sold their full allocation, so please do not travel to the game if you do not already have a ticket.

Supporters should be aware that the M25 will be closed this weekend between junctions 10 and 11, so please plan your journey accordingly.

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 around 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with replays and accompanying commentary.

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We will have key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

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

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

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