Date:Monday February 13 2012
Peterborough United travel to Welsh side Cardiff City, hoping to record their first win since boxing day.
Cardiff City -Vs- Peterborough United
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium
Date: 14th February, 2012
Posh beat Cardiff 4-3 in a thrilling encounter at London Road earlier this season. Thanks to a goal from striker Paul Taylor.
Despite losing their last 2 games, Cardiff are in a good position to make the play-offs, finding themselves in 4th place.
Posh only have 2 injury problems. Goalkeeper Joe Day, and striker Dave Hibbert. Who both probably wouldn`t have played a part in the game anyway.
Left back Matt Briggs looks in line to make his debut. This leaves Darren Ferguson with a dilemma. He has a choice, of dropping in form full back Craig Alcock, or moving Alcock to right back, and leaving Mark Little on the substitutes bench.
This will see Tommy Rowe put into the mix of who starts in midfield. Ferguson has Grant McCann, Lee Frecklington, Ryan Tunnicliffe, Lee Tomlin, George Boyd, Daniel Kearns, Rowe and youngster Joe Newell to choose from.
Macclesfield centre-back Shaun Brisley is set to sign for the Posh on loan, but the deal will not go through until Wednesday, so the young defender will not play any part on Tuesday night.
Ferguson has a few options in attack. But the expectancy now is that Paul Taylor, will start alongside David Ball, who has impressed since he came back from his loan at Rochdale. This will leave Lee Tomlin, and Emile Sinclair, on the subs bench.
Vital Posh predicts the starting line-up could be:
Alcock, Bennett, Zakuani, Briggs
'I suppose we've had a nice rest ahead of a tough trip, but I'd rather have played. As it is we took the day off on Saturday, trained yesterday and we'll have a good, relaxing trip to Cardiff. We'll be up against it down there for sure. They are an excellent side, but we have proved we can beat them so we can take confidence from that. I wouldn't expect it to be 4-3 either way again, but we will be very positive down there,' Ferguson said to the official club website.
Paul Taylor had this to say.
'I am looking forward to playing Cardiff. Obviously it was a great game to be involved in earlier in the season and it is one of the best moments here, scoring the winner in the circumstances that I did so late on. I had so many texts that night and it would be great to score again. Cardiff are a good side and it will be a difficult game for us but after our match was postponed at the weekend, we are all raring to go. For me personally, it was great to score against Burnley, I enjoyed playing up front with bally. We are good mates and I think we can have a good understanding together,' Taylor said to the official club website
STATS & FACTS
Cardiff have only lost 3 of their last 18 games, since they lost to Peterborough in October.
The Bluebirds have now lost 2 in a row, and will be looking to end the run against Posh
Head to Head statistics between these two teams can be found HERE.
A form guide to Cardiff and Posh can be found HERE.
8 - McCann
7 - Taylor
7 - Sinclair
5 - Tomlin
5 - Frecklington
5 - Boyd
10 - Miller
9 - Whittingham
7 - Mason
The home game against Cardiff was an open game with lots of free flowing, end to end football. The game ended in a 4-3 win for the Posh thanks to a late goal from Paul Taylor.
This will either be a scrappy, low scoring game, or the complete opposite…
Vital Posh predicts an open game ending in a deserved 3 - 2 win.
Michael NAYLOR is the referee for Tuesdays game. He has given 15 yellow cards in the 5 matches he has reffed in the championship so far this season! He also gave a penalty in a game between Burnley and Nottingham Forest, which ended 2-0 to Burnley.
He will be assisted by John Busby and Paul Hobday.
The fourth official is Derek Eaton.
UP THE POSH
Follow me on Twitter: @TommLeaa
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!.
To visit the message board, click here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Vital Peterborough is also on:
Date:Monday February 13 2012
Vital Posh FEBRUARY Player of the Month (Poll) (Monday March 2 2015)
Vital Posh MOTM Results -V- MK Dons (Monday March 2 2015)
Vital Posh MOTM v Bradford City Poll (Monday March 2 2015)
Rate The Ref - Posh v Bradford - Graham Horwood (Monday March 2 2015)
Sheff Utd v Posh - Sky Bet League One Predictions (Monday March 2 2015)
Stats: Peterborough United v Bradford City (Sunday March 1 2015)
Ref Watch: Peterborough United v Bradford City (Thursday February 26 2015)
Mystery Surrounds McCann (Wednesday February 25 2015)
Striker Lessons From Legends (Wednesday February 25 2015)
Posh v Bradford City - League One Predictions (Tuesday February 24 2015)
|9. Port Vale||33||13||6||14||-3||45|
|Former Walsall Boss Dave Mackay Passes Away
» Walsall : 03/03/2015 07:08:00
|Dean Whitestone In Charge Of Preston v Donny Rovs
» Preston : 02/03/2015 21:05:00
|Tykes v Sky Blues
» Coventry : 02/03/2015 21:04:00
|DRFC Dickov looking forward to the challenge
» Doncaster : 02/03/2015 20:05:00
|Preview: MK Dons vs Chesterfield
» MK Dons : 02/03/2015 19:41:00