Robbo relishing another exciting fixture

Shaun Brisley should be in the Posh starting line-up against Coventry. Photo: Joe Dent/
Shaun Brisley should be in the Posh starting line-up against Coventry. Photo: Joe Dent/
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Peterborough United manager Dave Robertson is expecting another tough game against relegation strugglers when Coventry City visit the ABAX Stadium tomorrow (March 28, 3pm kick-off)

Posh had to battle their way to a 1-0 win over relegation-haunted Leyton Orient at earlier this month and Robertson is expecting a similar close contest tomorrow.

Posh will have three new loan players, James Pearson, Luke Williams and Alan Sheehan, in their squad, while wingers Marcus Maddison and Harry Anderson are pushing hard for a starting spot after impressive outings in the development XI this week.

First-choice central defenders Gaby Zakuani (international duty) and Ricardo Santos (suspension) are unavailable tomorrow so Christian Burgess and Shaun Brisley will step into the starting line-up.

Robertson said: “Coventry are in a real fright to avoid relegation, They have a very experienced manager now in Tony Mowbray so they will be well-organised and hard to beat. They will be difficult opponents for us, but they will also be wary of our form and our strengths.

“I don’t think Coventry will play for a draw and obviously we will be going all out for the win so it should be an exciting game. I’m certainly excited about it and I know my players are. They have developed an impressive winning mentality which is obvious even during training sessions.

“We will try and assert our game on them and first and foremost our priority is getting three points, but I do want to see the players perform with freedom and with a willingness to express themselves in the right areas. Scoring the first goal is important to us and if we can do that there is a good chance we will go on and win another game.

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“I’m pleased that we have managed to strengthen the squad, but as well as the new players we have Marcus and Harry pushing for a starting place after excellent displays in the development side this week.”