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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: PETERBOROUGH UNITED v IRON

22 November 2016

The Iron quickly return to league action and are again on the road, travelling to the ABAX Stadium to face Peterborough United.

Now six points clear at the top of the table, Graham Alexander's men face a team in form with the Posh striding into the play-off places after five straight victories in league and cup.

Grant McCann's men completed their first domestic double of the campaign at the weekend following a 1-0 victory over Northampton Town to back up the 3-0 triumph weeks earlier.



Alexander cast doubt over a return for Paddy Madden, with the striker setting the weekend's home game against Oxford United as his potential return date. The situation is similar for loanee Harry Toffolo, who has resumed full training.

David Mirfin remains the only other absentee as he recovers from a foot injury sustained at Coventry City just over a week ago.

As stated by Peterborough manager Grant McCann on www.theposh.com, a number of his players have got "bumps and bruises" ahead of the game but expects all to declare themselves fit to play. Only Jermaine Anderson is on the sidelines with a long-term injury.



With the Iron swiftly closing the gap on the play-off places, a convincing 2-0 victory saw three more points edge them ever closer to sixth place.

Ricardo Santos inadvertantly turned the ball into his own net shortly after the interval before Hopper bulleted home a diving header following a pinpoint ball into the box from Paddy Madden.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2015-16 - Sat 23 Apr
LG 1
Posh 0-2 Iron
Almeida Santos (og), Hopper
2015-16 - Sat 28 Nov
LG 1
Iron 0-4 Posh

2014-15 - Fri 3 Apr
LG 1
Iron 2-0 Posh
Madden, Robinson
2014-15 - Sat 1 Nov
LG 1
Posh 1-2 Iron
Williams, Osbourne
2009-10 - Tue 23 Mar
CHAMP
Iron 4-0 Posh
Hayes, Thompson (2), Togwell
2009-10 - Sat 24 Oct
CHAMP
Posh 3-0 Iron

2008-09 - Tue 10 Mar
LG 1
Posh 2-1 Iron
Lansbury
2008-09 - Sat 23 Aug
LG 1
Iron 1-0 Posh
Hayes
1998-99 - Tue 13 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Forrester
1998-99 - Sat 28 Nov
DIV 3
Posh 2-1 Iron
Calvo-Garcia
1997-98 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 3
Iron 1-3 Posh
Forrester
1997-98 - Sat 9 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 0-1 Iron
Forrester
1990-91 - Tue 23 Apr
DIV 4
Posh 0-0 Iron

1990-91 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Flounders
1989-90 - Sat 10 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1989-90 - Sat 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Taylor
1988-89 - Tue 14 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Flounders (3)
1988-89 - Sat 29 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Hodkinson, Harle
1987-88 - Sat 27 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 5-0 Posh
Shearer, Flounders (3), Gunn (og)
1987-88 - Sat 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Dixon
1986-87 - Mon 20 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Hill, Gage (og)
1986-87 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 1-1 Iron
Russell
1985-86 - Sat 11 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 2-0 Posh
Broddle, Whitehead
1985-86 - Sat 31 Aug
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1984-85 - Tue 12 Feb
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Broddle, Brolly
1984-85 - Wed 3 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Brolly
1982-83 - Tue 26 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 3-0 Posh
Lester, Cammack, Pointon
1982-83 - Sat 9 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Angus
1981-82 - Sat 20 Mar
DIV 4
Posh 2-1 Iron
Stewart
1981-82 - Sat 31 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 0-1 Posh

1980-81 - Sat 10 Jan
DIV 4
Iron 1-1 Posh
Green
1980-81 - Wed 22 Oct
DIV 4
Posh 0-2 Iron
Lambert, Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 12 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-0 Posh
Stewart
1979-80 - Sat 5 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 3-1 Iron
Davy
1973-74 - Sat 29 Dec
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Collier, Keeley
1973-74 - Sat 8 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 1-0 Iron

1971-72 - Sat 25 Mar
DIV 4
Iron 0-0 Posh

1971-72 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 0-1 Iron
Heath
1970-71 - Sat 16 Jan
DIV 4
Posh 1-2 Iron
Davidson, Kirk
1970-71 - Tue 20 Oct
DIV 4
Iron 5-2 Posh
Keegan, Heath (2), Cassidy, Barker
1969-70 - Fri 26 Dec
DIV 4
Posh 2-2 Iron
Barker, Kerr
1969-70 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 4
Iron 2-1 Posh
Heath, Deere
1968-69 - Mon 7 Apr
DIV 4
Iron 1-2 Posh
Punton
1968-69 - Mon 16 Sep
DIV 4
Posh 3-2 Iron
Foley, Heath
1967-68 - Fri 15 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 2-1 Posh
Deere, Barton
1967-68 - Sat 19 Aug
DIV 3
Posh 1-1 Iron
Barton
1966-67 - Sat 4 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 1-0 Iron

1966-67 - Fri 14 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 1-0 Posh
Smith
1965-66 - Sat 26 Feb
DIV 3
Posh 3-1 Iron
Sloan
1965-66 - Sat 11 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Posh
Bedford
1964-65 - Mon 8 Mar
DIV 3
Posh 2-2 Iron
Brown (2)
1964-65 - Sat 10 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 2-3 Posh
Scott, Sloan

Our full record against Peterborough is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
26
15
6
5
45
23
Away
26
8
7
11
29
35
TOTAL
52
23
13
16
74
58



Posh captain Michael Bostwick is a key asset to their midfield, with 18 appearances under his belt so far this campaign.

Now on their books for over four years, Bostwick has made nearly 200 appearances for the Cambridgeshire-based side, scoring 21 goals.

The skipper picked up his fourth booking of the season at the weekend and will be looking to avoid a fifth ahead of the amnesty at the end of the month.



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