Posh top scorer is a 50/50 chance to play at Burton as Fergie considers ringing the changes

Peterborough United’s top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris remains a doubt for Saturday’s League One clash at Burton Albion as manager Darren Ferguson prepares to ring the changes for the trip to the Pirelli Stadium (March 6, 3pm).

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 2:20 pm
Posh top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris.

Ferguson insists he won’t take any risks with a player who has started all 31 League One matches so far this season. Clarke-Harris picked up an ankle injury in the 0-0 draw at Oxford on Tuesday and is rated 50/50 to play at Burton.

The Posh boss also reports a couple of other players are carrying niggles so he could take the opportunity to freshen up his side.

Midfielder Jack Taylor has already been ruled out for the next five weeks with a hamstring problem.

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“I won’t take a risk with a player at this stage of the season, or at any stage of the seasin for that matter,” Ferguson stated. “Jonson is a doubt for Burton. He is a 50/50 chance to play.

“The good news is an intila scan has shown nothing seriously wrong with his ankle, but there is something going on in there so we will re-scan him tomorrow (Friday).

“Injuries are part and parcel of every season and to be fair our player availability has generally been excellent this season.

“We just have to get on with things as we did at Oxford when Ethan Hamilton came in for Jack Taylor and was one of our best players.

“We have options up front. We have Mo Eisa and Ricky-Jade Jones and Siriki Dembele could play up there. We will make a decision when we know what’s happening with Jonson.

“One or two others are carrying niggles so I might take this opportunity to freshen things up.”

Clarke-Harris has scored 21 League One goals so far this season, the most in the division.