A positive result at Meadow Lane looks imperative for struggling Posh
Five points from a possible 36 is relegation form and there doesn’t appear to be any end in sight to the torment of Posh fans.
Last week’s trip to Vale Park ended in yet another disappointing defeat, farcical defending allowing Port Vale back into the game after Conor Washington had put United in front. At least Darren MacAnthony resisted the temptation to take to social media after this latest setback but somebody had probably hidden his phone!
Scott Loach made his debut in goal at Vale Park but had little chance with either goal as those in front of him went AWOL. Morale must be at an all-time low at London Road and the manager has wisely stayed quiet this week with fans again asking how long things can be allowed to drift before changes are made.
Next up are Notts County with United looking anxiously over their shoulders with only a five-point gap to the bottom four. A relegation fight can’t be ruled out unless things are turned around quickly but it’s not going to be easy get three points against the uncompromising Magpies.
They’ve been on a poor run themselves lately but beat Crewe last Saturday and fought a determined rearguard action to earn a point at Doncaster in midweek when veteran Northern Ireland goalkeeper Roy Carroll was in fine form.
They could start Hungarian striker Balint Bajner and fellow loan signing Billy Daniels against Posh but Kwame Thomas is suspended having been sent off late on at Doncaster.
United are a bit of a soft touch at present and County are a physical side who won’t give them much time on the ball.
Fergie may not survive another defeat but we are hoping that his players can bail him out by battling their way to a point at Meadow Lane at 49/20, though one wouldn’t rule out Magpies’ new boy Bajner scoring at some stage at 11/5 as he’s a big unit who could cause problems for League One defences.
The match kicks off at 3.00pm on Saturday, January 24th at Meadow Lane.
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