Peterborough United have been afforded a rare mid-season opportunity in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday night (7:30pm kick-off).
Posh travel to face Matty Etherington’s Colchester safe in the knowledge that they are already into the knockout round.
Only an unlikely 4-0 would see them knocked off top spot in the group and even that would be a learning opportunity for Posh rather than a disaster.
Therefore the PT suggests that this is a great opportunity to give minutes to fringe players as well as taking a proper look at some exciting young players.
1. FYNN TALLEY
The hero at Salford in the shootout. The designated keeper in this competition so far so deserves to continue in the side. Photo: Joe Dent
2. ZAK STURGE
Ferguson mentioned Posh needing everyone in the games to come, considering the cover that Sturge provides in multiple positions, Posh need him to be fit and ready. A game as a pure left back may well hep him too. Photo: Joe Dent
3. ROMONEY CRICHLOW
Posh's back-up centre-back, his role may grow in January so needs to have a good night. Photo: Joe Dent
4. EMMANUEL FERNANDEZ
Has impressed in all of his cup outings to date. One of those who will want to press home his claim to a first team place. Photo: Joe Dent