Huddersfield Town Vs Peterborough United

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 28/08/2004
The Posh visit the Galpharm Stadium tomorrow, as Town lay 18th in the league and without a win in three league games and haven?t scored in four.Huddersfield Town Vs Peterborough United
Andy Booth is rated 50-50 also Rob Edwards might be doubtful. Pawel Abbott looks certain to start but who will be his strike partner?

I say John McAliskey should be given the nod if Andy Booth is doubtful and Anthony Lloyd should be put in for Edwards as I feel he hasn?t been playing his best.
Town put in a good display in midweek in the defeat at Elland Road but lacked the finishing touch. Town fans should be optimistic after the display at Leeds United and hopefully a flurry of goals will be banged in at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday.
Peter Jackson said he wasn?t going to dip into the transfer kitty just yet and has every faith with the current players he has. But some changes I feel is needed and if Town don?t score they simply won?t win games. If we don?t win on Saturday some changed WILL have to be made.

The last time Peterborough United came up north to play Town was then at the McAlpine Stadium on the 11th of January 2003. Under the era of Mick Wadsworth, A 9,000 crowd watched a very dismal game in which Peterborough took all three points back to London Road with a 1-0 win in which defender Christian Edwards scored. But Town did win at Peterborough on bank holiday Monday of 2002 when Dwayne Mattis now of Bury scored a long-range goal in a 1-0 win.
As everyone knows Town lost their last league game away at Sheffield Wednesday but Peterborough hammered Brentford 3-0 at London Road.

In midweek in the Carling Cup, MK Dons 3-0 hammered Peterborough surprisingly. In the league they have mainly just moved up and down the bottom two divisions over the last ten years. They were promoted three seasons ago and in each season they finished in the bottom of the table. Peterborough have started well this season well under their well-known manager Barry Fry.
Last season Peterborough started the season well but soon lost form and by the end of the season they stayed up with only 2 points clear of relegation.
In the summer Barry Fry snapped up Southend striker Leon Constantine on a free transfer, I think a bargain. Constantine will be a threat to the Town defence with his height and pace and bagged 26 goals for Southend last season.
The Welshman Andy Legg could be in the team against Town, He is getting on but can still cause some problems with his long throws, Curtis Woodhouse is in the team he is the player that scored 2 goals that sent down to the Second Division on the last day against Birmingham City of the 2000/01 season. Also Ex-Town captain Steve Jenkins who had a six-year stint with the Terriers and left last year for Cardiff City is on the bench.

Record so Far:

Town P4 W1 D1 L2 GF 3 GA 5 League Position- 18th

Peterborough United P4 W2 D1 L1 GF 7 GA 4 League Position-5th

Bookies Odds:- Town 13/10 Draw 9/4 Peterboro 9/4

Sean?s Prediction:- Town will win 2-0
Sean?s Peterborough player to watch out: Either Constintine or Clive Platt


Town (from)
Gray, Holdsworth, Edwards (50/50), Sodje, Clarke, Mirfin, Carrs, Worthington, Brandon, Abbott, Booth (50/50), Mendes, McAliskey, Brown, Schofield, Senior, Fowler, Lloyd, Yates

Peterborough (from)
Tyler, Legg, Rea, Ireland, Kennedy, Woodhouse, Thomson, Farrell, Platt, Clarke, Kanu, Newton, Semple, Sonner, Nolan, Jenkins, St Ledger


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