Peterborough United cautiously optimistic about Frankie Kent’s injury

Peteborough United are now cautiously optimistic about the injury suffered by centre-back Frankie Kent on Saturday (February 8).

Monday, 10th February 2020, 3:21 pm
Posh defender Frankie Kent leaves the game against Oxford. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Kent limped off after 28 minutes of the 4-0 win over Oxford United and left the Weston Homes Stadium wearing a knee brace.

The 24 year-old is now scheduled to have a scan at 9am tomorrow (February 11), but there are signs it might not be the season-ending injury Posh had originally feared.

Kent won’t be involved in tomorrow’s home match with Southend and it’s most unlikely he will be fit for the trip to Fleetwood on Saturday (February 15), but Posh then have a fortnight’s break before they play again at Burton Albion on February 29.

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“There is scope for a bit of optimism,” Posh manager Darren Ferguson said. “We won’t know for sure until Frankie has the scan tomorrow, but there hasn’t been much swelling which is a good sign.”

Kent will probably be replaced from the start by Niall Mason tomorrow with Rhys Bennett or Josh Knight replacing defender Nathan Thompson who serves a one-match ban.

Left-sided defender Frazer-Blake Tracy is also expected to be back in the Posh squad tomorrow.