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PETERBOROUGH PREVIEW

23 November 2012

DJ eyeing up a second successive home victory and is ready to make amends for the Leicester defeat

DJ Campbell is hoping to see Town climb out of the bottom three this weekend, as Blues prepare to take on Peterborough.

Town could climb out of the bottom three with a win over Posh at Portman Road tomorrow, if other results also go in Blues’ favour.

“It’s a big game for us and there is a carrot at the end of it for us which we have to see as an incentive,” DJ told the Club website.

“If we win then we could climb out of the bottom three, which would be great and is something we all want as it’s been a long while since we were last out of the relegation zone.

 “Like I said, it’s a massive game for us and one we know we have to get a result from. A win here would be the perfect preparation for another huge game on Tuesday against Nottingham Forest.”

Team news

Town boss Mick McCarthy could make changes to his side, following the disappointment of the weekend’s 6-0 defeat to Leicester. Tommy Smith will be hoping to earn a recall to the starting line-up although new loan signing Tyrone Barnett will have to wait to make his Town debut as he isn’t permitted to face his parent club tomorrow. Paul Taylor also won’t be fit to face his former club, with the striker expected to miss the rest of the season with a foot injury.

Darren Ferguson could hand Posh debuts to his two new signings, after drafting in George Thorne and Dwight Gayle on loan from West Brom and Dagenham respectively. Striker Emile Sinclair is the latest player to have departed London Road, with the former Forest and Macclesfield man teaming up with Barnsley.

Where they finished last season

Town- 15th
Peterborough- 18th

Where they currently stand

Town- 22nd
Peterborough- 24th 

One to watch

George Boyd. The midfielder has become a focal point of the Posh side since he arrived at London Road from Stevenage for a then Conference-record transfer fee in 2007. George is equally capable of playing as a striker as well as a left-sided midfielder and once took in a loan spell with Tuesday evening’s opponents Nottingham Forest. If things had worked out differently this August, then George could have been lining up against Posh for Town but the midfielder rejected the chance to move to Portman Road in a double swoop with injured striker Paul Taylor.

Match Officials 

Referee: Mark Halsey
Assistants: Matthew Wilkes and Lee Swabey
Fourth Official: Darren Sheldrake

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