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Posh date excites Murray

17 August 2013

Coach looks for second win on the road



Though Posh completed an emphatic double over Latics in 2010/11 – they won 5-2 at London Road and 5-0 at Boundary Park – Latics have a decent away record to Posh as between 2000/09 they won twice and drew five times in seven visits.

“We have changed a couple of little things - I don’t think there is any need for anything major at this stage - and hopefully we can get a positive result.”

“We have analysed them and I am sure we can give a good account of ourselves. They are great going forward , but are vulnerable at the back due to the fact they really go for it. That is what we have to exploit.

Murray said: “We know they score goals – 10 in three matches and have only conceded three – so know it is going to be a tough match.

Posh have beaten Swindon and Notts County in the league as well as putting five goals past Colchester in the Capital One Cup.

Latics’ first-team coach admits, though, his side will have to be at its best to end Posh’s 100-per-cent record from three competitive fixtures.

They will be looking for a second away win of the campaign following their opening-day success at Stevenage.

Paul Murray believes Latics can cause an upset in today’s Sky Bet League 1 match at high-flying Peterborough United.


February 26th, 2011: Latics 0, Peterborough 5
September 11th, 2010: Peterborough 5, Latics 2
League One


Striker Britt Assombalonga who was bought in the summer from Watford for an undisclosed fee through to be about £1.2million.


Latics have injury worries about Jose Baxter and Charlie MacDonald while David Mellor, hurt against Walsall, misses out. For Peterborough Danny Kearns is expected to overcome an ankle injury while striker Lee Tomlin is expected to play, despite handing in a transfer request this week which was subsequently rejected.


August 10th, 2013: Notts County 2, Peterborough 4.
August 10th, 2013: Latics 0, Walsall 1
League One


Latics’ pair James Wesolowski and Jonson Clarke-Harris are both ex-Posh players.


Jose Baxter (2) for Latics. Britt Assombalonga (2), Tommy Rowe (2), Tyrone Barnett (2) and Lee Tomlin (2) for Peterborough.


Admission at the turnstile today at Peterborough is:

Adults: £28   

Over-60's and students: £18
Under-16's: £15

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