Boost for Peterborough United as return date for Kwame Poku confirmed

Kwame Poku is set to make his return for Peterborough United. Photo: Joe Dent.Kwame Poku is set to make his return for Peterborough United. Photo: Joe Dent.
Kwame Poku is set to make his return for Peterborough United. Photo: Joe Dent.
Kwame Poku is expected to make his Peterborough United return against Port Vale at the Weston Homes Stadium on Tuesday (February 13, 7.45pm kick off).

Posh have been without the services of one of their attacking stars since January 13 when he limped off in the 2-1 win at Charlton having landed awkwardly on his ankle.

In the four league games Posh have played since his injury, they have picked up four points from a possible 12.

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Both David Ajiboye and new loan signing Michael Olakigbe have filled the void on the right wing, with Ajiboye expected to start there again at Wycombe on Saturday after Olakigbe’s red card at Exeter on Tuesday night.

Poku was sent for scans on his ankle injury with the club fearing he could be out for the season, but instead they received good news.

He will return to training with his teammates on Sunday ahead of the visit of Port Vale.

Ferguson said: “Kwamee will be back for Port Vale. He was out on the grass today (Thursday) and he’ll be out on the grass again tomorrow with Chats (John Chatfield, physio).

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“He’ll have a break on Saturday and will train with the group and Sunday and Monday and will be available for Tuesday.

"It’s touch wood he comes through the next few days.”

Posh have received less positive news on fellow forward Jacob Wakeling, who is expected to be out of the rest of the season with an ankle injury he picked up in a 3-0 victory over Spurs U21 last Saturday.

Posh even had to turn down loan offers for Wakeling in January due to the fact he would not be permitted to play for three clubs in a season.

Ferguson added: “It’s not good. He’s probably going to be out of the season now, certainly we’re looking at 10-12 weeks. He’s gone to London today and we’ll see if he needs surgery or not.

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“Injuries are never great, but he can have time to reflect and start to build towards next season. He’s still a very important player to us.

"We had five or six clubs interested in taking him on loan in January, but they didn’t know he couldn’t because he’s played for us and Swindon and you can’t play for three teams in one season.

“He’s highly thought of and will still play a big part for us.”

Posh have a few knocks they will need to assess before deciding on the line-up that will head to Wycombe on Saturday.

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