Posh players out to regain their pride after recent run of form

Tommy Rowe in action during Posh's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Utd. Photo: Paul Franks
Tommy Rowe in action during Posh's 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Utd. Photo: Paul Franks
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Thursday, 7am: Posh skipper Tommy Rowe admits the players let the fans down in Tuesday’s League One defeat at Sheffield United.

But Rowe has promised a massive improvement as Posh look to get their play-off push back on track in this Saturday’s (8 March, kick-off 3pm) home game with lowly Crewe at London Road.

Posh went down 2-0 at Bramall Lane against a side who rested several of their better players. It was a second successive defeat and a second successive goal-scoring blank.

Rowe said: “We let the fans and ourselves down the other night.

“We had a great chance to put some distance between us and the chasing pack, but we just didn’t perform as well as we can.

“We had some momentum and now we’ve lost it again, but we will be working hard to get back on track, starting with the Crewe game.”

Posh have scored just twice in their last five matches, but Crewe have the worst defensive record in League One having conceded 63 goals in 34 matches.

Rowe added: “We clearly have goals in our team so we must find a way of creating more chances.

“As professional footballers we should thrive on pressure games - that’s why we play the game after all.

“We’re still backing ourselves, but we have to prove it on the field.”

Posh were without defenders Ben Nugent and Nathaniel Knight-Percival for the game at Sheffield United because of injury.

Nugent has a hip problem, while Knight-Percival took a bad bang to the eye in last Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Crawley.

Both have a chance of returning this Saturday, but striker Kyle Vassell remains on the absentee list with a broken toe.

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