POSH PREVIEW: Free-scoring Peterborough United won’t underestimate Fleetwood

Gaby Zakuani will miss the Fleetwood game after playing 90 minutes for DR Congo yesterday.
Gaby Zakuani will miss the Fleetwood game after playing 90 minutes for DR Congo yesterday.
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Peterborough United manager Graham Westley insists his side won’t be under-estimating lowly Fleetwood in their League One fixture at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow (November 14, 3pm).

Westley watched Fleetwood knock Sheffield United out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday (November 10). The Cod Army won on penalties after a 0-0 draw, but they arrive at the ABAX in 21st place in League One to meet a Posh side in free-scoring form.

Posh have scored 11 goals in their last three home matches and put three past Burton’s well-organised defence in an FA Cup tie last weekend (November 7).

But Westley said: “Fleetwood are a good side and have some interesting players in their squad. We won’t be underestimating anyone in this league based on their league position, but we will be concentrating on how we can impose ourselves on the game and use our strengths and there are a lot of good players in my side.

“It should be a good game because we are scoring a lot of goals at the minute and in the last three fixtures we have kept two clean sheets so that demonstrates that we are finding a way to defend well even though our main aim is to score plenty of goals.”

Posh will be without centre-back Gaby Zakuani and striker Souleymane Coulibaly who are on international duty as well as Jack Baldwin who starts a three-match suspension tomorrow.

Harry Anderson, Kgosi Ntlhe and Joe Gormley will also be missing because of injury.

Zakuani played 90 minutes in DR Congo’s 3-2 win in Burundi in a World Cup qualifying match yesterday (November 11). They play the return leg in Kinshasha on Monday (November 16).

Fleetwood have signed Everton’s David Henen on a one-month loan and Reading winger Tariqe Fosu until January. Striker Henen, 19, has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Toffees after he joined from Greek side Olympiakos in July.

Fosu, 20, has been with Reading for six seasons and progressed through their youth system. Both players will be available for Saturday’s clash at the ABAX Stadium.