POSH PREVIEW: Maddison out, Smith and Oztumer probably in, Fergie will win first, entertain later

Marcus Maddison (left) has been ruled out for two more weeks.
Marcus Maddison (left) has been ruled out for two more weeks.
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Peterborough United’s Marcus Maddison is set for another couple of weeks on the sidelines owing to an ankle problem.

The midfield star has missed the last three Posh games because of injury and suffered a setback in training earlier this week.

Both Erhun Oztumer and Michael Smith are expected to shrug off knocks they picked up in the 3-2 home defeat by Wigan on Tuesday (October 20) and play against Doncaster at the ABAX Stadium tomorrow (October 24, 3pm kick-off).

Posh boss Graham Westley said: “Our feet are back on the ground after Wigan. We’ve been put in our a place a little bit and we know we have plenty of work to do.

“We’ve made a positive start though. We haven’t set the world on fire, but we’ve made steps forward from where we were.

“But if we talk about the hundred things you’d want a Graham Westley player to know, we’re nowhere near getting that information across.”

Meanwhile Doncaster boss Darren Ferguson insists winning is his only priority at the home of his old club tomorrow. The attractive football can come later.

Ferguson said: “Of course I want to play football and I always have played entertaining football, but I don’t want it to be made out that our style of play is going to be something that no one has ever done before.

“All I’m saying is that whenever I’ve been at clubs, we try to entertain and score goals.

“I think, asking any of the players, they want to do that anyway.

“We just want wins at the moment and see where that takes us.”

Ferguson confirmed centre-half Gary MacKenzie will miss tomorrow’s match due to a thigh injury picked up during Tuesday night’s win at Shrewsbury Town.