Peterborough United fitness update as six players miss Exeter City trip

Peterborough United fitness update as six players miss Exeter City trip

David Ajiboye was introduced in for a uncommon look for Peterborough United. Photo: Joe Dent.

Joe Ward and Kwame Poku have been considered in with an opportunity of a return however didn’t recuperate in time and Frankie Kent was suspended after choosing up 5 yellow playing cards within the league.

Knight was struck down by sickness, together with Joel Randall who was denied a return to his former aspect.

Thompson in the meantime was absent with a household situation and boss Grant McCann despatched on his greatest needs to the 32-year-old after the match.

All the absentees opened the door for the long-awaited returns of Emmanuel Fernandez and Benji Mensah to the squad.

Centre-back Fernandez had not been concerned for Posh, as a consequence of a knee situation, since April 2 in opposition to Middlesbrough- his solely senior look for the membership.

Mensah, nevertheless, has not been seen membership colors for the reason that 3-0 win over West Ham Under 21s within the EFL Trophy in December 2020. The younger full-back has been dogged by a collection of accidents, which have held him again, most just lately together with his hamstring.

Summer signing David Ajiboye additionally made the squad in a league match for the primary time since Lincoln on August 20.

McCann was eager to not blame the late collapse on these issues however when requested about potential return dates, stated: “Nathan Thompson has had a little bit of a difficulty again house, so we cross our needs on to him. Josh Knight is in poor health, Joe Ward will not be match and Kwame remains to be not proper.

“Benji has solely educated for concerning the final 4 days so he was not proper to start out the sport however we introduced him with us in case we wanted him for ten of quarter-hour.

“That’s soccer, you get accidents, you get knocks however I’m extra disillusioned at the moment.

“It’s attainable Joel Randall will likely be again to face Salford. Joel is feeling a bit higher at the moment, he hasn’t educated for 3 days however Josh Knight will not be feeling too good. Kwame and Joe, I wouldn’t have thought so and with Nathan I’m unsure.”

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