Match Preview | Wanderers v Peterborough


Wanderers take on Peterborough United this Saturday looking to return to winning ways after a slight setback last time out.

Ian Evatt’s men will be backed by a bumper crowd at the Toughsheet Community Stadium with reduced ticket prices in place for the first of three Community Days this season.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt:

"It’s been a rough week or so with injuries. We’re really fortunate that I believe we’ve got a really strong squad of players because I don’t believe any other squad in this division could cope with the amount of injuries we’ve had all at once.

“It’s tough, but when you know your journey and you believe in your journey these things don’t affect you. We’re just full focus and ready to go again.

"Football is a game of opportunity and when you do have injuries it gives people opportunities to step up,” Evatt added. “I’ve said to them ‘if not you, then who?’ and they have to have that mindset. They have to grasp it with both hands."


Peterborough Manager Darren Ferguson:

“Bolton is always a tough place to go. I would expect them to be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. They, like ourselves, got to the play-offs last season and the have a lot of options, particularly in forward areas. We need to go there and play well to get a positive result.

 I have said to my players that they need to believe in themselves. We spoke after Tuesday night’s win, there are seven of the squad who were a whisker away of reaching Wembley last season. They shouldn’t forget that,”

Team News

Wanderers will be without Eoin Toal through suspension after the defender was sent off at Reading last weekend following two yellow cards.

Carlos Mendes Gomes, Paris Maghoma, Zac Ashworth and Joel Coleman all missed out last week through injury.

Dion Charles is being given as long as possible to recover from a shoulder problem ahead of this one.

The visitors will welcome back David Ajiboye and Ricky Jade-Jones back into contention on Saturday but will be missing Will Blackmore and Jeando Fuchs.

Form guide

The Posh have currently won four, lost three and drawn one so far this campaign.

Peterborough started the season at full tilt with opening day victory away at Reading before victories against Charlton and Barnsley with Ferguson’s side scoring five and conceding just one in that run of fixtures.

Three consecutive league defeats followed against Northampton, Derby and Portsmouth which was a complete contrast from their opening free-flowing performances. A frustrating but improved performance against Leyton Orient resulted in a 1-1 draw before dispatching of Cheltenham in a comfortable 3-0 win has got ‘Borough back on track.

Wanderers will be aiming to bounce back from last week's blip against Reading and return to winning ways in the same fashion as they did against Derby County before the international break.



Referee: Ross Joyce

Assistant Referees: Christopher Ward and Kevin Mulraine

Fourth Official: Thomas Harty


Saturday, 3pm


It’s Community Day at Wanderers this week meaning that tickets are just £10 for adults and £5 for concessions.

We advise supporters to purchase their tickets online here in advance of arriving at the stadium to avoid the queues.


Supporters living outside of the UK can watch the game live via Wanderers TV with a match pass, which can be purchased HERE

Alternatively, UK supporters can listen to live full match commentary on Wanderers TV HERE.