POSH LATEST: Forrester faces late fitness test

Chris Forrester is struggling with a shin injury.
Chris Forrester is struggling with a shin injury.
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Impressive Peterborough United midfielder Chris Forrester faces a race against time to be fit for Saturday’s (October 17) League One game at Port Vale.

Forrester limped out of last Saturday’s 2-1 win at Swindon midway through the second half after receiving a kick on the shin. He had been touch and go for that game because of a groin injury.

“Chris hasn’t trained this week so far,” Posh boss Graham Westley said. “So we will continue to monitor him ahead of the weekend. It’s the same as last week for him, but with a different injury.”

Forrester has been in excellent form for Posh since joining the club from Irish League side St Patrick’s Athletic. He’s scored twice in eight first-team appearances.

Marcus Maddison, the club’s joint top scorer with five goals, should be available at Vale Park. Maddison was an unused substitute at Swindon as Posh looked to protect a recent ankle injury.

Westley said: “Marcus was very honest ahead of the Swindon game. He said he wasn’t quite right to start, but he wanted to be among the substitutes in case we needed him. He was putting the team’s interests ahead of his own.”

Midfielder Harry Anderson fell ill during the warm-up at Swindon and was replaced on the substitutes’ bench by Leo Da Silva Lopes. Anderson should be available for the Port Vale game.

A very young Posh side are taking on Exeter City at St James’ Park tonight (October 13) in the FA Premier Under 21 League Cup.

Defender Andrew Fox (22), who has been a first-team substitute in recent games, is the oldest player in the Posh squad.

Centre-back Jack Baldwin, who is recovering from a a long-term knee injury, has not travelled.