Ferguson insists Beevers has not been ‘bombed out of the squad’ even though he has been out of the Posh side since the end of November and been linked with a return to his first professional side Sheffield Wednesday.
Kwame Poku also missed the 2-1 FA Cup win over Bristol Rovers after a positive Covid test.
Ferguson said: “There has been a little bit of interest in Mark, but I have not bombed him out of our squad.
“There was no point in having someone of his experience sitting on the bench for a game like this. I had Frankie Kent on the bench to cover the centre-backs. I have good communication with Mark. We spoke yesterday and agreed more training would be more beneficial than him acting as a substitute.
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“He will play in a friendly on Tuesday against Wigan at St George’s Park.”