Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Peterborough United -Vs- Brighton - Preview

Peterborough United -Vs- Brighton - Preview


Peterborough United welcome Gus Poyet`s Brighton team to London Road on Saturday afternoon, also seeing the return of Posh legend Craig Mackail-Smith.





Peterborough United -Vs- Brighton & Hove Albion
Venue: London Road
Date: 21st January, 2012
Kick-off: 3pm



Posh slumped to a 3-0 defeat at the AMEX Stadium early this season, and will be looking to get one over on the Seagulls this time out.



Brighton will be looking to build on their 2-0 win over Bristol City and their midweek penalty win over Wrexham. Posh legend Craig Mackail-Smith scored the winning spot kick, and will undoubtedly hoping to make an impact on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS

Peterborough United

Posh are still without the injured Lee Frecklington for another 2 weeks. But Posh could be handed a massive boost with captain fantastic Grant McCann hopeful of returning to at least the substitutes bench.

Manchester United loanees Ryan Tunnicliffe and Scott Wooton are expected to be in the squad, however there is a possibility that they could be on the substitutes bench after a couple of average performances.

Youth team player Dan Lawlor is expected to retain his place on the substitutes bench. But Posh released 5 youth team players in the week, so it should be a more senior bench than those of recent weeks.

This week also saw defender Josh Thompson recalled by Celtic, to join League 1 strugglers Chesterfield. So he will play no part in the fixture.

Darren Ferguson has a choice between forwards Nicky Ajose, and Emile Sinclair, with the chosen one likely to partner Lee Tomlin up front. Paul Taylor could also be in line for a start after he was dropped for the Hull game.

Vital Posh predicts the starting line-up could be:


Lewis

Little, Bennett, Zakuani, Alcock

Tunnicliffe
Kearns                    Rowe
Boyd

Tomlin, Sinclair



Brighton & Hove Albion

Former Posh striker Craig Mackail-Smith is likely to start up front after he netted Brighton`s winning penalty as they struggled to beat Conference side Wrexham after spot kicks.

Brighton midfielder Craig Noone will not play any part in the game as he is nursing an injury.

PRE-MATCH QUOTES

Craig Mackail Smith said: 'Hopefully I will get a good reception. I felt the fans backed me in the four years I was there.

I tried to do everything in my power to do the best for the club but I'm going there as a Brighton player to get the three points.'

the Scotland international added: 'I'm looking forward to going back but I'm trying not to let the emotions run away with me.'

Ferguson said: 'I watched Brighton earlier this week and they stick to their beliefs. Wrexham did well on the night, but Brighton still created chances and it will be a difficult game, as they all are in the Championship. We are at home though and I have repeatedly said it this season, that I fancy our chances against anyone at home,`



STATS & FACTS

Posh have played 101 games without drawing 0-0.

Posh will be looking to start another good run of form after losing 1-0 to Hull last weekend.

Head to Head statistics between these two teams can be found HERE.



HOTSHOTS

Peterborough United

8 - McCann

7 - Sinclair

6 - Taylor

6 - Tomlin

5 - Frecklington

5 - Boyd

Brighton & Hove Albion

6 - Mackail-Smith

5 - Barnes

4 - Buckley

PREDICTION

The away game ended in a 3-0 defeat and a poor performance to go with it.

This will be a close game, with both teams scoring on more than one occasion.

Vital Posh predicts a tight game ending in a deserved 3-2 win.

REFEREE

Paul TIERNEY takes charge of this encounter.

He will be assisted by Adam Crysell and Adrian Sannerude.

The fourth official is Chris O`Donnell.

UP THE POSH

twitter Follow me on Twitter: @TommLeaa



Photos/images courtesy of www.theposhpics.com

Join The Vital Debate



Join Vital Peterborough United!

With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!


Vital Posh is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital Posh today?
It's easy to REGISTER HERE. Simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!.


Message Board
To visit the message board, click here.


Get involved
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Posh at peterborough@vitalfootball.co.uk .



Vital Peterborough is also on: facebook twitte<BR><BR></p>
    
<!-- NOT EOF TIME -->
<div><div><table width="100%" border="2" align="center" bordercolor="#0F9675"><tr><td style="padding: 15px;"><div align="center"><b>Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!</b><BR>Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.<BR><b><a style="color:#AD0F14" href="http://www.papajohns.co.uk/football/?utm_source=snackmedia&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=vital" rel="nofollow" target="blank">www.papajohns.co.uk/football</a></b></div></td></tr></table></div></div>

<div><p><br /><br /><b><span class="s_link"><a href=Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:TomLea_
Date:Friday January 20 2012
Time: 6:18PM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Dan Blackwell Retires

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

DMAC Rules Out Main Contenders

Darragh MacAnthony has dismissed speculation linking a number of high profile managers with the Peterborough United job.

Peterborough - Football League Dates 2016/17

The Football League, or the brainless EFL rebrand, have today released the key dates for the coming 2016/17 season.

Ref Watch: Shrewsbury Town v Peterborough United

The man in charge of the Sky Bet League One match between Shrewsbury Town and Peterborough United is

Who Will Peterborough Face In 2016/17 (26/4/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from
As featured on NewsNow:Peterborough United newsPeterborough United News 24/7

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley v Posh Prediction?
Suggested By:
Barnsley win45%
Draw22%
Posh Win33%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Wigan 44 23 15 6 84 36
2 Burton 44 24 9 11 81 19
3 Walsall 44 22 12 10 78 15
4 Millwall 44 22 9 13 75 20
5 Bradford 44 21 11 12 74 12
6 Barnsley 44 21 7 16 70 13
7 Gillingham 44 19 12 13 69 17
8 Scunthorpe 44 19 11 14 68 10
9 Sheff Utd 44 18 12 14 66 9
10 Rochdale 44 18 11 15 65 6
11 Port Vale 44 18 11 15 65 4
12 Coventry 44 17 12 15 63 14
13 Southend 44 16 11 17 59 -4
14 Peterborough 44 17 6 21 57 4
15 Bury 44 15 12 17 57 -15
16 Swindon 44 15 10 19 55 -10
17 Oldham 44 12 18 14 54 -9
18 Chesterfield 44 14 8 22 50 -13
19 Shrewsbury 44 13 11 20 50 -17
20 Fleetwood 44 11 15 18 48 -4
21 Blackpool 44 12 10 22 46 -15
22 Doncaster 44 11 12 21 45 -14
R Colchester 44 9 12 23 39 -41
R Crewe 44 6 13 25 31 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 30 2016 3:00PM : Shrewsbury Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
May 8 2016 12:30PM : Blackpool (H)
Sky Bet League One

Breaking League News