PLAY-OFF SPECIAL: Will Peterborough United reach Grant McCann's end-of-season target?

Posh boss Grant McCann has set the bar high by declaring his team will need 75 points to qualify for the end-of-season play-offs in League One.

Friday, 27th January 2017, 7:37 pm
Updated Friday, 27th January 2017, 7:53 pm
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That number would have sealed at least a sixth place finish in each of the past 15 seasons. Chesterfield finished sixth with as few as 69 points two seasons ago.

Huddersfield finished sixth with 80 points in 2009/10, but 74 would have been enough.

To meet McCann’s target Posh need another 34 points from their remaining 19 matches.

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Posh midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes could be a key player between now and the end of April.

Can it be done?

Here are the remaining games with my predictions:

Posh 2

MK Dons 1

Posh could do with Marcus Maddison re-capturing his best form.

Posh have a good recent record in this fixture.

Running points total: 44

Port Vale 0

Posh 1

Posh midfielder Leo Da Silva Lopes could be a key player between now and the end of April.

Vale have started to struggle.

Running points total: 47

Posh 1

Sheffield United 2

Posh could do with Marcus Maddison re-capturing his best form.

The Blades are going up.

Running points total: 47

Posh 2

Shrewsbury 0

A must-win home game.

Running points total: 50

Walsall 1

Posh 1

Saddlers are average this season.

Running points total: 51

Posh 1

Southend 0

Posh to edge a tight game.

Running points total: 54

Posh 2

Rochdale 2

This could be a big game between play-off contenders.

Running points total: 55

Millwall 2

Posh 0

Posh were battered at the New Den last season.

Running points total: 55

Bradford City 1

Posh 0

Bantams struggle for goals, but they could edge this one.

Running points total: 55

Posh 2

Oxford United 1

The Us are heading for mid-table obscurity.

Running points total: 58

Chesterfield 0

Posh 1

Spireites’ new manager boost will have receded by now.

Running points total: 61

Posh 2

Oldham 0

Posh have to beat the strugglers at home.

Running points total: 64

Gillingham 1

Posh 1

Gills are tough to beat at home.

Running points total: 65

Posh 0

Charlton 1

The Addicks are set to improve in the second-half of the season.

Running points total: 68

Coventry 1

Posh 1

Not Posh’s favourite venue.

Running points total: 66

Posh 0

Fleetwood 1

Fleetwood’are this season’s Burton Albion.

Running points total: 66

AFC Wimbledon 1

Posh 1

Dons can’t be as good as they were at the ABAX.

Running points total: 67

Posh 3

Bristol Rovers 0

Rovers will have nothing to play for.

Running points total: 70

Bolton 2

Posh 0

I hope Posh don’t need anything on the final day, especially if Bolton still need some points.

Running points total: 70