Big boosts for Posh on the injury front and a big blow for Accrington ahead of Saturday’s vital match

There is a good chance key Peterborough United midfielder Jack Taylor could return to action for the Easter weekend games at Fleetwood Town (Good Friday) and at home to Sunderland (Easter Monday).

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Jack Taylor in action.

Posh have picked up just five points from six matches since Taylor picked up a hamstring injury at the end of February. He was originally ruled out for between five to six weeks, but Posh boss Darren Ferguson revealed today (March 27) that Taylor’s recovery was ‘ahead of schedule’.

Teenage centre-back Ronnie Edwards could also return next weekend. Neither player is available for the home game with Accrington Stanley on Saturday (March 27).

Posh hope star forward Siriki Dembele will be fit for this weekend. He continues to struggle with a back problem.

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Siriki Dembele in action for Posh at Rochdale last weekend.

Ferguson said: “There is a possibilty that we could have a fully fit squad for the final nine matches of the season. Jack and Ronnie are ahead of schedule.

“I’m hoping Siriki will play on Saturday. He has had a back problem for a couple of weeks now. He hurt it again scoring against Rochdale last weekend, but we got a rub into him at half-time and he finished the game well.

“Siriki was a doubt for Blackpool, but, fair play to him, he wanted to give it a go. Eventually he came off because of his back, but we will freshen him up over the next two days and he should be okay.

“Out fitness guys and medical staff have been excellent this season.”

Accrington Stanley top scorer Dion Charles (left) misses the game at Posh.

Accrington will be without top scorer Dion Charles on Saturday. He is on international duty with Northern Ireland Under 21s.

Charles scored with a brilliant volley in a win over Posh on the opening day of the League One season and it proved to be the start of a fine personal season. Charles has scored 17 goals - the joint third best record in the division.