Peterborough United at Burton and a battle between the two most in-form teams in League One

It’s a clash between the two most in-form League One teams when Peterborough United visit Burton Albion on Saturday (March 6, 3pm kick off).

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 7:00 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 8:00 am
Ethan Hamilton in action at Oxford. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Ethan Hamilton in action at Oxford. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh have collected 16 points from their last six matches, just one point more than a Burton side whose season has been rejuvenated by the New Year appointment of their former boss Jimmy Floyd Haselbaink.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson is certainly wary of the threat posed by a Burton side who will be seeking a fourth League One win in a row.

Table-topping Posh are expected to deploy Ethan Hamilton in midfield in place of injured star Jack Taylor. Posh are also sweating on the fitness of ever-present top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris who has an ankle proble.

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“Burton are a different team now,” Ferguson admitted. “They’ve won five games out of six and they are hardly conceding a goal.

“Jimmy has them well organised and well drilled. They are full of energy and they will be full of confidence.

“It’s a tight pitch at Burton so it will be a tough game for all sorts of reasons. They have got themselves out of the bottom four, but they will still be fighting for their lives.

“No result this season can be classed as a shock. This is a unique season when anything can happen and we’ve seen that already.

“It’s up to us to maintain our own standards for the final 15 matches. We need to stay highly motivated for the last third of the season and stick to our gameplans.

“We are top of the table for a reason. We are very hard to play against when we get things right.

“We just need to stay strong physically and mentally and make sure we keep doing the basics right.”

Burton’s on-loan Posh player Ryan Broom is ineligible to play on Saturday.