Holden’s Posh preview


Dean Holden is fully aware of Peterborough United’s attacking threats ahead of Tuesday’s clash at the Weston Homes Stadium.

Peterborough, who boast the division’s leading goalscorer in Jonson Clarke-Harris, come into the contest full of confidence having claimed a 5-2 triumph over high-flying Plymouth Argyle last weekend.

Only Ipswich Town, Sheffield Wednesday and Plymouth have scored more goals than the Posh this term.

“I’ve watched a lot of Peterborough in the past 48 hours,” Holden said. “Clarke-Harris is obviously the standout in terms of his goals and assists. They’ve got some really exciting young players in those forward areas in [Ephron] Mason-Clark and [Kwame] Poku. [Joe] Ward has got a lot of assists from full-back, too.

“It’ll be a tough game for us,” he continued. “They suffered a heavy defeat to Bolton a couple of weeks ago and they lost the next one at Fleetwood, but then they responded by beating Morecambe 3-0 and then they went and beat Plymouth 5-2 so clearly they’ll be in a little bit of form.”

The Addicks are yet to discover the severity of the hamstring injury suffered by Chuks Aneke during Saturday’s clash against Sheffield Wednesday.

“He had a scan this morning,” confirmed the gaffer. “We’re now waiting for the radiologist to report on that. Hopefully by teatime today [Monday] we’ll have a clearer understanding of what that looks like, but at the moment there’s no news.”

Asked if there were any fresh injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s trip, Holden said: “Following on so quickly from Saturday's game, today was quite a light session in terms of on the grass. We did a lot in terms of analysis and we had a few out on the pitch doing some work in terms of getting ready for tomorrow. As is always the way with a Saturday-Tuesday turnaround, we’ll have a good sit-down this afternoon as a staff, with the physios, to see exactly who’s fit enough to go again tomorrow.”

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