It’s crunch time for Posh with the play-offs slowly slipping away, Graham Westley’s men have won just one of their last five league games, and the clash with fellow Championship chasers Millwall could yet prove another stumbling block.
Despite the desperate run of form, the squad have had a full week to recuperate and will go into the match looking to repay the fans faith with a pivotal three points. Before Tueday’s defeat to Scunthorpe, ‘The Lions’ had been on a scintillating run of form themselves. Three wins on the bounce and zero goals conceded for the month of February, a defensive record that us Posh fans can only dream of. This run was brought to an abrupt end four days ago at the hands of mid-table Scunthorpe, and Posh will hope to achieve a similar feat tomorrow afternoon.
Following the defeat to Bradford I would expect a major shake up. Andrew Fox was withdrawn early on last weekend and Harry Toffolo should return at left-back. Graham Westley admitted the mistake of not starting Ricardo Santos following the fatigue of Gaby Zakuani, the Portuguese should make a welcomed returned to the starting eleven. Chris Forrester and Erhun Oztumer will also be in contention for another start with the latter looking to replace the hugely disappointing Adil Nabi.
Posh ran away 5-3 winners last time out in Westley’s first home game in the hot-seat. It was a promising start that has recently gone down hill, maybe the return game at the Den could give Posh an impetus to regain that sparking form. Posh looked vulnerable from set pieces that day, and still do, so the former Stevenage manager will be fully aware of this issue. Jon Taylor captured the man of the match award that afternoon, Neil Harris will have his more organized to thwart and frustrate the flying winger.
How ever the match turns out, goals would be a welcomed edition to Posh’s recent exploits. And if October’s contest is anything to go by, then we could be in for some match.