Darren Ferguson’s side are next to compete against Tranmere at Prenton Park, this Tuesday night. Tranmere will be looking to ‘redeem’ themselves after a poor performance at the Kassam Stadium three days earlier. However, it will certainly require full effort as in the visitors (Peterborough United) previous fixture they achieved a comfortable 6-0 win against Rochdale, meaning they will come into the game with full confidence.
Peterborough United Football Club ‘The posh’ play their football at London Road, a ground which Tranmere visited only 2 years ago for an Fa Cup tie which culminated in a 1-1 draw. This season, Peterborough United have won all bar one of their three fixtures ‘on the road’. More importantly for them, their results have shown that they are certainly capable of scoring as they average more than 2 goals a game. Thus, it is clear why they possess two of the leagues current top scores in Ivan Toney and Marcus Maddison. This comes as unfortunate reading for Tranmere, who have conceded 13 league goals so far. Peterborough will be hoping to follow there recent 6-0 demolition of Rochdale with a proud result in Merseyside. ‘The Posh’ are without the services of Blake-Tracy and George Boyd but the pair are close to full fitness. Tranmere have unsurprisingly claimed top scorer, Ivan Toney, to be the visitors ‘one to watch’.
Micky Mellon’s men come into this fixture with the hope of claiming their second win of the season and to show a sign of improvement after the weekends demolition blow in Oxford. However, it will be incredibly tough due to the low self-confidence they posses due to being winless for a month. Micky Mellon’s side will be without Kane Wilson (knee), Morgan Ferrier (knee), Jake Caprice (ankle), Mark Ellis (knee), Evan Gumbs (ACL) and Ishmael Miller (Hamstring). All involved with Tranmere will be hoping for a proud performance and result in Scott Davies 200th appearance for the club whilst using the ‘positivity that a night game can bring’ to spur the team to victory.
Did you know : Tranmere’s last victory against Peterborough came in 2010 when Mendy’s first goal in English football sealed three points for Les Parry’s side at Prenton Park.