Vital Football

Latest Peterborough United News

Peterborough United -Vs- Bristol City - Preview

Peterborough United -Vs- Bristol City - Preview


Bristol City visit London Road on Tuesday night in what is already being labelled a 'crucial game` in Posh`s season.





Peterborough United -Vs- Bristol City
Venue: London Road
Date: 18th September, 2012
Kick-off: 7:45pm



The Posh suffered a 5-2 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, mainly down to more abysmal defending, and will be looking to set the record straight against Derek McInnes` team.

Bristol City also conceded 5 at the weekend; they lost 5-3 to Blackburn Rovers, in a game that saw Jordan Rhodes get his first 2 goals for Rovers.

TEAM NEWS

Peterborough United

Posh are still without injured full back Tommy Rowe, but he is the only real injury worry for Darren Ferguson. Fergie is expected to make changes in defence, after his current choices have conceded 8 goals in just 5 league games. Michael Bostwick could keep his place at the heart of the defence, but could partner Gabriel Zakuani this time out, if the captain is restored to the back line, in place of Shaun Brisley, who has had a diabolical start to the season. Kgosi Ntlhe could come back in to contention after he was rested against Burnley; this will see either Mark Little or Craig Alcock drop out of the line up, should Fergie start the young South Africa International.

Nathaniel Mendez-Laing is expected to start again after being the outstanding performer for Posh on Saturday, despite the big defeat. Mendez-Laing won a penalty, and scored in the game at Burnley, and is likely to be one of the first names on the team sheet. Daniel Kearns and Danny Swanson may also feature at some point in the game, after they were both left out of the Burnley squad, due to injury.

Tyrone Barnett will partner Lee Tomlin up front once again, after putting in good displays against Birmingham and Burnley. This will be Barnett`s first game this season at London Road, as the start to his season was delayed through injury.

Vital Posh predicts the starting line-up could be:


Olejnik

Little, Zakuani, Knight-Percival, Nthle

Mendez-Laing, McCann, Bostwick, Boyd

Barnett, Tomlin



Bristol City

Derek McInnes` only injury worry is right back Mark Wilson, and Scotland International, Richard Foster, is expected to deputise. Former Posh target Sam Baldock is likely to feature against the club he could`ve signed for, and he won`t be expecting a good reception from the London Road faithful!


HOTSHOTS

Peterborough United

3 - Tomlin
2 - Boyd
1 - Bostwick
1 - Mendez-Laing


Bristol City

3 - Woolford
2 - Baldock
2 - Adomah

PREDICTION

If Posh don`t sort out their defensive problems, every team in the Championship will want to play them. Darren Ferguson needs to find a solution to all the mistakes being made, and if he can`t, Posh could be on the end of another embarrassing score line.

Vital Posh predicts a 4 - 1 defeat.

REFEREE

Chris SARGINSON takes charge of this clash.

Sarginson has officiated Posh 5 times before, and Ferguson`s men have been victorious twice. The last time was when Posh hosted West Ham last season, in a game that saw Posh lose 2-0.

He will be assisted by Michael Webb and Nick Hobbis.

The fourth official is Steve Ross.

UP THE POSH

twitter Follow me on Twitter: @TomLea_PUFC



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 twitter


Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:TomLea_
Date:Tuesday September 18 2012
Time: 4:31PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Peterborough United Articles

The Posh Weekly - 27-May-2016

The next Posh Weekly looks at the latest news coming out of Peterborough United, what their rival teams in League One are up to and general footie news

Canaries Flying In To Posh

Norwich City is the latest pre-season friendly to be announced by Peterborough United

No More Quarter Final Replays For Peterborough

Should Peterborough United progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

Samuelsen Could Be Heading Back To Posh

Peterborough United fans could see Martin Samuelsen grace the ABAX Stadium pitch again next season

Archived Vital Posh Articles

Vital Posh articles from

Site Journalists

mwl1967
Editor email
Profile
TomLea_
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

How many new players should Posh bring in this summer?
Suggested By:
05%
10%
21%
311%
447%
520%
6+16%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Wigan 46 24 15 7 87 37
P Burton 46 25 10 11 85 20
3 Walsall 46 24 12 10 84 22
4 Millwall 46 24 9 13 81 24
5 Bradford 46 23 11 12 80 15
6 Barnsley 46 22 8 16 74 16
7 Scunthorpe 46 21 11 14 74 13
8 Coventry 46 19 12 15 69 18
9 Gillingham 46 19 12 15 69 15
10 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 7
11 Sheff Utd 46 18 12 16 66 5
12 Port Vale 46 18 11 17 65 -2
13 Peterborough 46 19 6 21 63 9
14 Bury 46 16 12 18 60 -17
15 Southend 46 16 11 19 59 -6
16 Swindon 46 16 11 19 59 -7
17 Oldham 46 12 18 16 54 -14
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 53 -12
19 Fleetwood 46 12 15 19 51 -4
20 Shrewsbury 46 13 11 22 50 -21
R Doncaster 46 11 13 22 46 -16
R Blackpool 46 12 10 24 46 -23
R Colchester 46 9 13 24 40 -42
R Crewe 46 7 13 26 34 -37
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Peterborough United Results (view all)

Peterborough United Fixtures (view all)