It’s a super Tuesday as Peterborough United Under 23s are in action at St George’s Park, Championship relegation rivals Reading have a tough game and Idris Kanu is in the Africa Nations Cup! Posh youths and Women latest

Peterborough United are expected to send a strong side to take on Wigan in an Under 23 League game at St George’s Park tomorrow (January 11, 1.30pm).

By Alan Swann
Monday, 10th January 2022, 2:58 pm
Kai Corbett should play for Posh Under 23s against Wigan.
Kai Corbett should play for Posh Under 23s against Wigan.

Former club captain Mark Beevers and teenage striker Ricky-Jade Jones are among those expected to start. Recent signings Joe Taylor and Kai Corbett should also be involved.

Kwame Poku will be absent after testing positive for Covid on Friday and Idris Kanu is away on international duty with Sierra Leone at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Kanu could make his first competitive international appearance in a group game against one of the tournament favourites Algeria in Cameroon tomorrow (1pm). Algeria are captained by Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez.

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Idris Kanu (left) with Sierra Leone teammates.

Posh Under 23s are playing league games against Wigan at St George’s Park twice this month to cut down on travel costs.

There’s a big game at both ends of the Championship table tomorrow as relegation threatened Reading host promotion-chasing Fulham. Reading are three points ahead of Posh from the same number of games played.

Posh Under 18s lost their league game 2-1 to Sheffield Wednesday at the idverde Training Ground on Saturday (January 8). Lewis Darlington scored for Posh.

Peterborough United Women’s scheduled National Midlands Division game at Wem Town yesterday was postponed. Posh have a Northants Cup tie at Roade next Sunday (January 16).