Peterborough United set to play in front of one the biggest crowds in the club’s Football League history in Saturday’s huge game at Derby County

Peterborough United are set to play in front of one of the biggest crowds in their Football League history on Saturday when travelling to Pride Park to take on Derby County in a crunch Championship relegation battle (February 19, 3pm).

By Alan Swann
Thursday, 17th February 2022, 11:41 am
Updated Thursday, 17th February 2022, 2:17 pm

The Rams are confident they will get 30,000 fans through the turnstiles. A win for the home side would take them above Posh on goal difference, although Darren Ferguson’s men would have a game in hand.

Posh fans have played their part already. At 11am today (February 17) they only had a handful of tickets from their 1,800 allocation still unsold.

Posh have only played in front of four crowds in excess of 30,000 in the club’s 62-year Football League history. One came at Pride Park on the opening day of the 2009-10 Championship season when Derby pipped newly-promoted Posh 2-1.

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George Boyd celebrates his goal for Posh at Derby on the opening day of the 2009-10 Championship season.

The other plus-30,000 crowds for a Posh game arrived v Newcastle (43,067, 2009), v Crystal Palace (36,478, 1960) and v Middlesbrough (32,503, 1967).

The Palace attendance was for a Division Four match.

Posh have sold just under 500 tickets for the Championship game at Fulham on Wednesday, February 23