Match Preview: Peterborough United v Shrewsbury Town

Sam Ricketts will be hoping that his side can arrest their poor run of form when they travel to London Road.

Town’s 1-0
defeat against Fleetwood in mid-week saw them drop into the relegation places;
after just one win in their opening eight matches.

For all the
criticism that Sam Ricketts has received – and there has been plenty, his lack
of luck with injuries has to be taken into consideration.

This week it
has been revealed that veteran striker Leon Clarke has a hamstring problem. It
has not been revealed how long the ex-Sheffield United man will be out for.

loanee Daniel Iliev could be out for up to a fortnight with a muscle problem.
Aussie Matt Millar has a hamstring injury and is unlikely to be fit enough to
feature tomorrow.

Whalley (calf) is a doubt, whilst Matija Sarkic (hamstring), Rekeil Pyke
(groin), Ryan Sears (ankle), Dave Edwards (stress fracture), and Scott
Golbourne (rib) are all out. Former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Cummings is
ill and only has a ‘slim’ chance of being available for the fixture.

Town are
unbeaten in their last four meetings against Posh. Their last win at London
Road arrived in February 2019 as Ollie Norburn and Tyrese Campbell netted in a
2-1 victory.

Ferguson’s side will be without teenager Ricky-Jade Jones owing to a leg
injury. Midfielder Sammie Szmodics has been struggling with hamstring concern
recently but came through without any issues during the 2-2 draw with basement
club Burton.

Thompson suffered a knock against the Brewers but should be fit enough to
feature. The home side occupy 4th place in League One.

Line Ups


1. Pym, 24. Mason, 6. Kent, 5. Beevers, 3. Butler, 12. Brown, 8. Taylor, 23. Ward, 11. Broom, 10. Dembele, 9. Clarke-Harris

Subs: 4. Thompson, 7. Eisa, 13. Gyollai, 14. Reed, 15. Szmodics, 22. Hamilton, 26. Clarke


1. Burgoyne, 18. Fossey, 2. Pierre, 5. Williams, 15. C. Daniels, 10. Vela, 16. Walker, 9. Norburn, 19. Barnett, 23. Udoh, 27. Pugh

Subs: 13. Zamburek, 20. Tracey, 21. Gregory, 22. J. Daniels, 24. Ebanks-Landell, 25, High, 30. Caton

Other League One Fixtures

Accrington P – P Plymouth (COVID-19 concerns)
Burton V Blackpool
Doncaster V Lincoln
Fleetwood V Oxford
Gillingham V Sunderland (13:00)
Ipswich V Crewe
MK Dons V AFC Wimbledon
Portsmouth V Charlton
Rochdale V Bristol Rovers
Swindon V Hull
Wigan V Northampton

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