Peterborough United star ruled out for a month

Peterborough United have suffered another injury blow ahead of tomorrow’s (November 24) League One clash with Plymouth Argyle at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Monday, 23rd November 2020, 3:06 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd November 2020, 3:11 pm
Posh star Joe Ward in action with Kenny Dougall of Blackpool at the weekend. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Winger Joe Ward, who is top of the League One goal assist charts with six, will be out action for a least a month with a knee problem.

Ward was substituted early in the second-half of Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Blackpool and will undergo a small operation next Monday.

Summer signing Ryan Broom or Idris Kanu will replace Ward against Plymouth.

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“We could tell Joe wasn’t right during the Blackpool game,” Posh boss Darren Ferguson said. “He wasn’t playing with his usual energy so he will have a small operation and miss all the games leading up to Christmas.

“It’s a blow, but it’s a chance for someone else to stake a claim for a shirt. When players are knocking on my door asking why they are not playing I tell them to make sure they take the chance when it comes.

“We could go with Ryan or with Idris tomorrow. We signed Ryan for a reason in the summer. He’s a very good player who is used to playing regularly and he just needs to remember why we brought him and play like he can.”

Defender Nathan Thompson and teenage forwards Flynn Clarke and Ricky-Jade Jones will also miss tomorrow’s game.