Following two consecutive defeats, Posh travel to an out of form Chesterfield. Despite a 7-1 win against Shrewsbury in early January, Danny Wilson’s side have been on a downward slide since. Both teams will be looking to rectify recent mistakes with a valuable victory.
As I mentioned, Chesterfield will feel the need to for a victory in order to return to their previous run of form. Posh ran away 2-0 winners in the Boxing Day fixture between the two sides, but since Wilson has taken the reigns there has been a definite upturn in form. Experienced front man Sylvain Ebanks-Blake will lead the line with his pace and power. Since his return to regular football, the former Wolves man has netted eight times, a considerable return accounting his injury troubles.
The Posh have no fresh injury concerns, meaning manager Graham Westley can pick from a virtually fully fit squad. Michael Bostwick was restored to the starting line-up last weekend, playing a blinder in the FA Cup. The league is a very different challenge but the midfield enforcer will hope to carry the momentum from West Brom. Harry Toffolo may not make it in time for the weekend’s fixture, but is expected to be in contention for the FA Cup replay on Wednesday. Westley now has an abundance of striking options to choose from, but Lee Angol will be expected to continue up top. Tom Nichols scored his first Posh goal in midweek for the development side against St Neots and may expect to make the bench. Soulymane Coulibaly is another name that performed in the midweek friendly and will hope to have some of impact against Chesterfield.