Injured pair to miss Peterborough United’s Championship game at Stoke City

Joel Randall.Joel Randall.
Joel Randall.
Peterborough United forwards Joel Randall and Ricky-Jade Jones won’t be involved in Saturday’s Championship fixture at Stoke City (November 20).

Both are on the verge of returning from long-term injuries, but the trip to the Brittania Stadium will come too soon.

Randall, a big-money summer signing from Exeter, is expected to play in Friday’s under 23 fixture against Barnsley after recovering from a thigh problem. He could then be available for the Championship game at Blackburn Rovers on Wednesday, November 24.

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Jones is also close to a comeback after missing virtually the entire season with knee ligament damage.

Ricky-Jade Jones.Ricky-Jade Jones.
Ricky-Jade Jones.

“The squad will look much stronger when they come back,” Posh boss Darren Ferguson said. “They won’t be involved at Stoke though, but hopefully Joel will come through the game on Friday.

“The pair have missed virtually the entire season so it will be good to get them back involved.”

Experienced defender Nathan Thompson is available to play at Stoke after serving a one-match suspension.

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