Graham Westley will be looking to put the fast few weeks behind him in order to return to winning ways against Oldham on Tuesday. Until saturday’s sensational 2-1 triumph over promotion chasing Gillingham the Latics were floundering in the relegation zone. Three points on Tuesday would edge them closer towards safety.
The start the Westley’s rain in the Boro’ hot-seat started in fantastic fashion. The goals flowing and attendances gently creeping above 6000. But a recent rut of one goal in four league games has left Posh’s play-off hopes hanging in the balance. They looked terribly fragile from set-pieces against Millwall on Saturday, and Oldham’s physical presence could be their biggest threat against a small Posh side.
In terms of team news, it gets more difficult to predict by the week. It seems as if Mr Westley is picking his first eleven out of a tombola. Soulymane Coulibaly will likely return to the bench after disappointing once again on Saturday. Lee Angol, who missed out with an illness, seems like the most suitable replacement should he be fit. Michael Bostwick will miss out after picking up his tenth booking of the season following a frankly stupid challenge at 3-0 down. Jack Baldwin and Gaby Zakuani are the names waiting patiently to replace him.
Last time out Posh were runaway winners. A 5-1 victory for the boys in blue, and for caretaker manager Grant McCann. Lee Angol was at the double on his full Football League debut. Soulymane Coulibaly also grabbed two goals, but has not scored since November. As the run in begins, goals are crucial, getting one of these two up and running would be a huge boost to Posh’s play-off hopes.